Happiness Project week 24

* An amazing hen do in Haworth with brilliant friends and family * Feeling loved and valued * Getting back on track * Keeping up with morning writing * Going to the gym and feeling it * Organising storage space at work (so geeky about organisation!) * Visiting school libraries to gather ideas together * Completing a piece of work that’s been outstanding for a while * Organising wedding table decorations * Making headway on more planning details * Visiting the venue and knowing next time we come down those stairs we’ll be married!! * Buying Dan’s wedding suit. Gorgeous. …

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 …