Saturday, 24 March 2012

Post Ofsted Celebrations

Ofsted is over.
I can't reveal the full rating yet but I am happy.
Very happy.
Yesterday the senior leadership team bought everyone a drink in the pub to say Thank You for all their hard work.
Today I am celebrating the sunshine.
I just love Spring.
Six months of wonderful light to look forward to.
I started today with a run to the beach and back with the dog.
Around 11am one of my best friends popped in unexpectedly for a cup of coffee which was nice.
Now I am just off to the village on my bike for a snoop around the charity shops.
Happy Days.

I wore:
Shoes - Clarks
Jeans - Top Shop
Top - JD SPorts
Jacket - Zara
Ray Bans - My daughter's

Saturday, 10 March 2012

My Favourite Song Ever


The first time I heard this song was May 1978.
I was 12.
Thirty four years later it still remains my favourite song to this day.
Years after I first heard the song I met my husband to be.
I was 19 and in my first year at university.
He was a big Bruce Springsteen fan and had played Bruce singing it.
I know Bruce wrote it, but it is Patti's song and to me, it always will be.
The best compromise I can come to is the two of them singing it together.
This June we are off to see Bruce (yet again) in Manchester.
I have my fingers crossed that he will play the song.
If you had to choose only one song as your favourite, what would it be?

The 2012 Capsule Wardrobe Round-Up


At last, as promised here it is - a round-up of the 2012 Spring Capsule Wardrobe Challenge.
First off we had PleaseMay I who took part for the first time and put together a very elegant capsule.
I loved the boots and the blue.
Then there was Terri who procued a Pariseienne feel to her capsule.
MadamOwl put together a video explaining her choices and it was lovely to hear her views.
Franca, a veteran of the challenge who is always guaranteed to put together a colourful contribution to the challenge also produced a video explaining her choices.
The lovely Emma joined in with a lovely recap of her week explaining what she had learnt from the experience.
Kasmira who has completed the challenge since the first one in 2008 put together a spreadsheet detailing her choices. I wish I was that organised.
Another original challenger is Sheila. I just love her eclectic style.
Biba produced a beautiful capsule. She has such grace.
And finally, the lovely Lorena who gave all of us in the chilly northern hemisphere a taste of summer to come.
If I have missed anyone out please let me know.
Whenever I do the round-up I always think how much higher the bar has been raised by everyone.
Which was your favourite?

Time Marches On

It is already March 10th and I haven't managed to post once this month.
Work is frantic, preparing for OFSTED and all the usual demands of the job, it has been my son's 17th birthday and my PC is still out of action.
Just to show that I haven't disappeared into the blogether here is a collection of snapshots from the month so far.
As Spring peers through the clouds every now and then I am feel myself being drawn to pinks and yellows.
Which colours are calling to you?