Monday, 23 April 2018

Thoughts on: Changing jobs

November 2014 was when I officially started my last job. I'd already been working there 2 months on a supply basis but become officially employed by the school in November. It'd been a funny 10 months that saw me starting a new job in January on a 7 month contract, to not having that contract renewed, volunteering at a day nursery, taking on supply work and finally landing my last job. I was desperate not to become unemployed again like I was in 2013, so I was over the moon to gain a permanent contract. I'll be honest that fear was partly what kept me in that job for the next 3 and a half years, it was safe and secure and allowed to be able to look into buying my first home, take out a mortgage and book nice holidays. Of course I loved my job at the start too, god I loved it so much, it was so interesting, I had ample opportunities to gain skills in things I've never thought about and gained a wealth of knowledge that allowed to me to become, if I do say so myself, bloody good at what I did. 


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Why pets are great for your mental health

Are pets good for your mental health?
We've all heard the theories about pets providing an abundance of health benefits to their owners but it's something I took very little notice of until around five years ago and since I've being a cat owner myself for the last 18 months I've come to realise that pet's really are wonderful in more ways than one. Now stick with me here because I truly believe that cats or any pet for that matter can have such an amazing impact on your mental health, this isn't just the ramblings of a cat lady!


Thursday, 12 April 2018

The Book Shelves: Harry Potter Part 2

Illustrated Harry Potter Books
Josh and I love collecting nice books, before we lived together we always used to joke that we'd bought another 'shelf book' when we picked up display-worthy books. When we did finally move in together it was a challenge to find somewhere to display these beautiful books until finally we settled on a bookcase at the top of the stairs. So that's where our book collection now lives. The shelves can be split into 5 categories, Disney, Harry Potter, The Beatles, Star Wars and magazines/programmes. I thought it would be fun to delve in our book shelves and share our lovely collection of books with you all, so today we'll be looking at our Harry Potter (and Fantastic Beasts) book collection with the focus being on the stories themselves. We covered our collection of factual Harry Potter books in an earlier post.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Days Out: Wigfield Farm

Last week, we took a trip to a local farm. It's been a look time since there was a good old 'days out' blog post on here so we're going school today and sharing some photo's from our afternoon out at Wigfield Farm we're we saw lots of baby animals!