Sunday, 30 October 2016

How Time Flies..!

I didn't realise it was so long since I last wrote on here...How things have changed!

Since 2014, I have stopped running.  I had an injury, which resulted in not being able to run for a few weeks.  I never really got back into is evident from my current size!  I do walk regularly, though.

My job as a Functional Skills Tutor came to an abrupt end just before Christmas 2015, when the company went into administration.  It was an uncertain time, as I had to claim a month's pay from the Insolvency Service, and claim unemployment benefits over the Christmas period.  I signed up with a couple of Supply Teaching agencies, and managed to get a few days' supply work in January.  In February, I secured a long-term supply job at a school in Salford (Manchester).  It was in the Nursery class - not my usual age range, but I enjoyed it!  I applied for some teaching posts, and managed to get the second job I was interviewed for!  I have been working at the school since the beginning of September (in Year 4), and I am enjoying it, although it is taking a while to get used to the heavy workload again...

My stitching hasn't been so successful... I have only finished a couple of small items since my last post, and have been knitting and crocheting more than cross stitching.  I have still been adding to my stash haul, though - mainly through trips to The Nimble Thimble near Oswestry!  I was there yesterday with some stitching friends, and blogs were mentioned... I then realised it must have been a while since I had been on here, hence my new post!

My husband and I spent a week in Scotland last week (half term).  We started off on the Isle of Skye, where we had booked a cottage.  We toured the island, walking to Neist Point and the Old Man of Storr, and visiting the Talisker Distillery.
Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

Neist Point, Isle of Skye

On Thursday, we decided to go to Inverness for our last night, as the weather had turned on the island, and we had done everything we wanted to there.  We drove the 100 miles across from Skye, and checked into a hotel for the night.  It was nice to have a phone signal and good TV signal whilst there!

I'm hoping to keep this up-to-date now, as I hope that my stitching bug has returned!

Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

Heather said...

I'm glad you found a new job and I hope your bug comes back soon! Beautiful pictures :)