I love my job of being a teacher, inspiring and motivating young people to be interested in my subject. Encouraging them to do well in the examinations they take and even to take my subject at university or for a job.
But of course what I also love is the long school holidays and the freedoms you get knowing you get long substantial breaks from work.
The Easter holiday is approaching with only a week or so left at school and I know the days running up to the break will be long and tiring, finishing off the syllabus for the exam classes and writing reports and collecting target data on all I teach, but I am already making plans for how to spend the 3 1/2 weeks off.
Unusually we are not going away this break, ordinarily we would have a week in a warm country just to relax and rejuvenate a little. This year however we have decided to stay at home and enjoy day trips (with occasional nights in B&B) to enjoy what is around us.
One outing we have planned is a day trip to London. For those who follow my blog know how easy it is for us to take the train. Since they’ve opened the new Oxford Parkway station it takes us straight into London Marylebone in just under 1hr.
I have two exhibitions I would like to attend,
Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
Which is being held at the Royal Academy of Arts
Vogue 100 – A Century of Style
Being held at the National Portrait Gallery
What is brilliant about this is both exhibitions are walking distance from one another and in the Jermyn Street, Saville Row area which are one of husbands favourite places to visit.
I’m so looking forward to going, I’ll let you know how I get on……..