Coffee posts are normally saved for the weekend, but a conversational post is exactly what’s needed today.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve had a busy week. The first part of the Summer Term has started, and the students are now moving into exam mode. If I’m being honest, I was dreading it – the last week before the Easter holidays was challenging as the both the students and staff were tired, and I was expecting frayed tempers and double to usual eye-rolls when we came back as this is the most stressful part of the year for many. However, it’s been calm and relaxed, the students have worked hard, and I’ve been greeted with smiling faces and enquiries about my holiday. I’ve covered a diverse amount of subjects, from maths, science, history and geography, to English, food technology and travel and tourism, and I’ve witnessed a rather surprising amount of highly intelligent conversations amongst them. Within the older classes, I’ve been really impressed by their tolerant opinions, and they’ve taught me a thing or two – not a bad way to spend the week!
However, this has ultimately meant that my blogging activities have decreased, and I am desperately looking forward to making some sort of attempt to catch up on all my favourite blogs and social media link-ups. Indeed, the more time I spend in the blogosphere, the more I see just how much is shared in such a short space of time – it’s fascinating.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that, at the minute at least, life is good. I’ve started to try and be more mindful in the way that I look at each day, and focus on the positive. I wrote a list down of everything that is coming up too, and I have an awful lot of things to look forward to – a holiday in Scotland, food festivals, karaoke, a few bloggy events, and, of course, the Annual Bloggers Bash in June. I already have my hotel and train tickets booked, and The Bloke and I have decided to make a long weekend of it. I’m particularly looking forward to catching up with bloggy friends that I haven’t seen since last August – and this time I won’t be meeting them for the first time so I’m much less nervous about it!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I had an enormous response to my Guest Post Blogiversary competition across the blog, Facebook and Twitter, so it has taken me a little while to work through all of the entries. I initially thought that I would do a single space, being able to find someone who had an idea that stood out and tied in with my general blog theme. However, each idea (and blogger) was a good one, so I’ve decided to do three guest post spots instead. After a few days of getting a bit stressed about it, I decided to choose the winners scientifically, by getting The Bloke to pull the names out of a hat.
And the winners are:
Susie Lindau, from Susie’s Wild Ride
Ben, from Ben’s Bitter Blog
Judy, from Edwina’s Episodes
Congratulations to them, and I will be contacting them this week to arrange their guest posts!
What about you guys? If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?
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