Happiness project week 20

Every week I’m astonished by how quickly the year is flying by! And it’s just 12 weeks until we get married!! Which is both thrilling and a little stressful in equal measure. You just so badly want everyone to have a really fun time -but I am really enjoying the planning stages, even if I sometimes have to remind myself that people will have fun, because they love us! Anyway, this week has been pretty cool in itself, as well . – Some lovely Y13 cards as they left – Dan’s birthday – great presents and reception of presents! – …

Happiness project week 18

A totally brilliant week! – The release of Startling Scifi with my story in it – Some fantastic writing from y12 – Two awesome hair days – Lots of QI and laughter with Dan – Dan’s successes – A weekend of wedding crafting – Sending girly time with my mum, sister, aunt and cousin – Dinner with them at The Hop – A really tasty sticky toffee pudding – Lunch at the Terrace – Browsing in the Fabric shop in Saltaire – Finding my sister’s birthday present – Finding The Passage by Justin Cronin cheap in the charity shop on the high …

Happiness Project: Week 17

— Purposeful Y12 lesson, really focused – Y10’s sparky response to R&J – The cherry tree at school which seems to have blossomed over the weekend! – Seeing how quickly the new building’s going on – Very tasty tikka salmon dinner – Watching tv with Dan – Keeping up to date with work – Moderation day – hard work but good to spend with colleagues – Date night – Seeing the Avengers: Age of Ultron – Keeping eating healthily and feeling good about it! – Finishing the Cazalet saga – Starting Doc by Mary Doria Russell before reading her new …

Happiness Project: Week 16

Week 16 already? Where on earth is the year going!? There’s been a lot of good stuff going on this week, but I’m starting to feel more anxious about general to do list stuff so this list of brilliance helps immensely!   – Finally reaching the top of the stairs in our quest to get the hallway papered (with lining! Still got ALL the painting to go!) – Some brilliant focus in Y10 on Romeo and Juliet and really sparky comments – Creating an awesome marking sheet that gets my class set done in about an hour. Amazing. – Long …

Happiness project: Week 15

I missed a week! In the rush of Easter holidays activities and relaxing! – Getting all my coursework finished marking early on so I could enjoy the rest of the holiday – Starting to think about planning new courses for September (not putting anything on paper but at least having a think!) – Getting some more decorating done – Chocolate – Lots of Dan time – five days at home with family – Walking the dog every day – building up my step count again! – Shopping with my mum – Lots of chatting time with family – My mum’s …

Happiness project Week 13

Brilliant things this week Promotion! One I’ve worked really hard for, so am very excited about starting that new job in September Cake Tulips all around our house – much more springlike than the weather outside Buds starting on the cherry and magnolia trees – you can start to see they’ll blossom soon Dinner with colleagues, and some really nice conversation A successful work week Reading The Silver Sword Starting the next Cazalet book The Easter holidays! Two weeks of unscheduled time ahead including catching up with family for a longer time 🙂 A lie in More papering in the hallway …