One of those weeks

Can't believe a week has flown by.  One of those weeks where almost every waking hour was accounted for and which results in a huge pile of laundry, piles of things all over the place and a general feeling of chaos.



On Monday, I was trying to work my way through a long list of fallout from last week, as well as planning and prepping a workshop I was doing for the new University of Gloucestershire WI on Tuesday night.  We had fun playing about with bits of silver glitter and stuff, making inchies

Though I took lots of photos (as usual) I wasn't too pleased with the results: my spare camera isn't as good as my "proper" (slightly broken) one.



See what I mean with this photograph, taken on Wednesday morning, on the way into Cheltenham?  I know it was a murky, fuzzy kind of day, but perhaps not quite this murky and fuzzy?!



On Thursday, we were in London, at a posh Park Lane hotel for an awards lunch.  We went up by train and left promptly to catch the 4 o'clock from Paddington, to make it in time for choir and WI (I was on kettle duty!)  But at nearly 7 o'clock we were still sitting on Swindon station awaiting the driver who was delayed due to a "bridge strike" in the Stroud area.  Hmmm.  Not good for the blood pressure, that!



But WI was fun and any remaining angst from rushing about soon dissolved in a flurry of sugarpaste and gossip!


Friday was 

  • busy - had to be in Newent for 9.45am
  • frustrating - at 10.30am I found I'd had a wasted journey
  • calm - that meant I had plenty of time to do the weekend shopping
  • mundane - well, there's only so much fun to be had in a supermarket!
  • surprising - something turned up at the office which demanded a visit
  • interesting - a challenge to chew over with colleagues
  • fun - it's always good to chat with friends
  • thought-provoking - hearing about the new developments in Gloucester
  • challenging - information to research and a paper to write
  • satisfying - to find so much useful information and complete the job
  • relaxing - an evening at home!



Today, I have been over on the other side of the River Severn for the third time this week.  Work took me over to a class near Chepstow on Tuesday morning and having taken much longer to get there than I thought, I set off in plenty of time today.  Of course, I got there with half an hour to spare!

I've had another fun day, judging exhibits in a show and admiring these cute characters - dress a bear as a pantomime character.  The wild weather made for a perilous journey home across the Severn Bridge and at times I rather wished I'd taken the long way round.  But, home safe and sound and ready for a quiet day tomorrow catching up.


No doubt the fun will start again on Monday!




Did someone mention Ofsted?

Grab the party poppers!