It’s Saturday, Strictly is on and I’ve had another busy, up and down week. However, I decided (after some hauling out of bed) to visit The Shop That Must Not Be Named in York.
The first thing I absolutely loved was the fact that lots of people in York were wearing something Harry Potter based (myself included – shoes!) Here are my feet in the shop!!
The second most amazing thing was that the windows were dressed immaculately. I didn’t mind queuing because I got to see all the exciting things on offer.
I was very good actually. It would have been easy for me to completely loose myself and buy everything there. I wanted everything I saw. However, I was reserved and treated myself to a couple of things only.
The first thing I spotted and purchased was an awesome Platform 9 and 3/4s tote bag. Perfect for transporting my marking to and from school. That’s my justification anyway!
My other purchase was a bit of a splurge I must admit. But, it’s really really beautiful. I treated myself to a journal. My only worry is that it’s too beautiful to use.
The little shop brought to life my childhood. Those kind of memories are priceless. I really need to read the books again. I loved it. It really was pure magic.
I loved it. I absolutely loved it. I would go back tomorrow. I might do! We all deserve a little magic in our lives. I’m so pleased I’ve seen this little wonder of a shop.
Big love xx
Happy Saturday. Today I realised some really exciting news… I’ve reached 900 followers. I genuinely can’t believe it. When I started my little blog I don’t really think I had any idea what I was doing really. I read a few books, visited a few places and thought I’d just write about it, almost like an online diary. Little did I know what I would learn and who I would stumble across.
Today I had a day away, I popped to Newcastle to see the amazing Souter Lighthouse. Despite the spirals and the stairs, it was amazing. The views were lovely. I got lucky and saw a rainbow.
I’ve never been in a lighthouse before but it really is awesome! I highly recommend it actually. On a sunny day you can see for miles. I enjoyed seeing the tide come in. There’s something about hearing the sea against the rocks; the continuous ebb and flow. I even took a smooth pebble home to remember my little trip.
So, 900 followers and a trip to a lighthouse. Not bad for a quiet September Saturday.
Big love to you all. Thanks for being a part of my journey.
Happy September. Okay, I know we are a couple of weeks in, but school has started and I swear my feet haven’t touched the ground. It’s back to the conveyor belt of exams skills, mocks, teenage hormones and confidence building – not in any particular order!
In a desperate bid to clear my mind before bed, I was mooching about the internet for quotes about reading for my classroom, when I stumbled across this awesome poster.
I can relate to each and every one of these. I believe them and can associate them to different challenges and students. Even myself.
All I’ve ever wanted to do is help and advise; to support young people on their starting journey. I’m so passionate and I think that’s why I love this poster. It brings together some amazing fictional teachers and inspirational statements. I only hope that I give some comfort to my own students. I’d like to think I do, but I’ll always strive to be better.
Big love xx