Update on the supply situation-a bit rubbish at the moment. While it is lovely to have so many days off, I am beginning to worry that there is just not enough early years supply work. It is now the third week of term so where is all the PPA cover?! I keep being offered other year groups but so far have said no as I am just not confident to do that now after so many years teaching nursery and reception. I will probably branch out into year one though if nothing much comes up next week. I will ring again in the morning and hope for the best and then if nothing comes up will try to speak to someone later on about what they can do to find me work.
I am having no problems filling my time though, getting lots of things made, the washing etc done and time to wander somewhere most days, though I have been a bit bad at Bleeding London this week. Today they were asking for Mc or Mac streets in honour of the Scottish independence vote. I know of Macbean Street in Woolwich as it is where I park when I need to park there, in an underground carpark with an actual parking attendant who sells you a ticket, and an exit through the gym or Lidl. Today they were doing work on the entrance ramp meaning it was only one lane so slightly dicey up and down as you can't see around the corner! I also found Culloden Close really near to where we live. That was a quite boring photo but a Scottish place name at least.
Below are two random photos from our lovely holiday in Northumberland. This tractor was on the beach at Boulmer where we went on our last morning. I love all the colours on the tractor and the crates.
This is The Angel of the North, a sculpture by Antony Gormley. I always look for it from the train and have seen it from a car a couple of times. Frustratingly near yet far. On the way to my sister's I suddenly thought why not visit it? It is only just off the motorway so I did and took lots of photos. It is really impressive close up, quite awe inspiring. There were lots of happy people in the sunshine, taking photos and eating ice cream. I can reassure you that there was only one ice cream seller though, and he didn't look very itinerant.