Month: February 2018

Today, I have achieved…not much of anything really.

Today, I have achieved…not much of anything really.

Mondays are, on paper, a good day. I have 2 classes and three PPA/TLR lessons where, in an ideal world, I get lots of prep done for the week ahead. That just didn’t happen today. For some reason everything seemed to take about four times […]

New Roast Chicken Method

New Roast Chicken Method

Today, in an epic procrastination, Hubs and I have reorganised all of the wardrobes/drawers in our house – binned 4 bags of shite and have 4/5 bin-bags of clothes/textiles to take to the textiles recycling point. We also went out for petrol and got a […]

Last day of half-term tomorrow…sigh

Last day of half-term tomorrow…sigh

As a teacher in a secondary school, half terms always seem so far away and then go by in a flash. This one feels like it has been a lazy long weekend, and yet school was ages ago, at the same time.

I did a little bit (15mins) of piano practice this afternoon in preparation for some coaching at school – my piano skills are dire – which is probably the most schoolwork I’ve done since last Tuesday…

Tomorrow is the last day before term resumes, so naturally tomorrow is going to be a fairly busy day of doing the household stuff I’d planned to do in the holidays that haven’t got round to yet, and a little bit of schoolwork/prep for the start of term. Thankfully I wrote a to do list for school before I broke up, so can just dive straight into that (lucky me, eh?).

On the household front, I’d like to get everything sorted, clean, and tidy tomorrow morning so that I can start the week in a good place. Mostly this means dusting, hoovering, laundry, mopping,etc, but also the joys of sorting out the bedroom closet, the wardrobes and my office desk (which I currently can’t see due to a mound of old paperwork…) Thankfully hubs is going to help with the chores – this is good two-fold; 1) it shares the load, and more importantly, 2) means I’ll have to actually get stuff done and not procrastinate.

Tomorrow afternoon’s schoolwork is mainly prepping resources, assessment sheets etc, and sending copious amounts of printing to the lovely reprographics technician. Whilst I’m pootling through that lot my lovely hubs will be doing some job applications. I really hope he gets a fair few done tomorrow, and really gets the ball rolling. I’d love nothing more than for him to get sorted with a job he’ll enjoy – although right now “any job would be better than no job”, I want him to be happy at work and do something that interests him.

Tomorrow evening we’re starting our Marvel Cinematic Universe re-run with Iron Man, so hoping all of our respective chores/work/stuff is done with enough time to watch it and get a reasonable bedtime – for the inevitable “back to school insomnia” attempt at sleep.

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Today I decided to try a new cake recipe. Loosely based on one by Nigella, but modified to fit what I had in the cupboard… 75ml extra virgin olive oil 75ml rapeseed oil 3 eggs 200g vanilla caster sugar 1tbsp vanilla extract 50g cocoa 125ml […]

TIL: Estate Agents photos lie

TIL: Estate Agents photos lie

Today the hubs and I had booked two potential house viewings…the first was right at the top end of our budget and well, what a disappointment that was! The area was lovely; easy transport links, nice little field at the bottom of the road, good […]

Procrastination Station

Procrastination Station

So, currently I’m mid half-term break and supposed to be having a bit of a rest and catching up with the house…except I have no inclination to any housework…

We have a mahooosive list of chores and general upkeep that we’d like to tackle (I like making lists), but I’m struggling to find the motivation to do them. For example, we really need to declutter and put a lot of stuff onto eBay to get rid…I think this every hour or so, but still haven’t actually started moving. First step would be to actually collect together all of the things that need to be listed (some from my mum, lots of bits round the house), but we haven’t got there yet!

Should probably get moving.

2 HOURS LATER…

Hubs and I have decluttered the dining room and taken a lot of crap to the tip/started sorting things out for eBay…

Another day, another bake…

Another day, another bake…

Hubs asked for some cookies…so I made some. I like my cookies really crammed full of tasty things, so tend to use a LOT of fillings. The base recipe was: 250g butter 1 cup vanilla caster sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 3 1/2 […]