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Friday, April 24, 2009

April Walkies!

So the dreaded week crawls ever nearer…OFSTED is arriving in three days and tension is at an all time high. Students are being drilled, paintwork is being given a quick lickety-lick, lawns are being trimmed quickety-quick, classrooms being tidied and there are emails galore buzzing round the intranet like a buzz of angry wasps just looking to sting someone good and proper. This about sums up the atmosphere at the moment. Everyone is certain that the stinging tail is waving at them. Ah, the sweet smell of terror!

The girls (my fellow work conspirators) and I have been amusing ourselves with trivial quizzes. The college has issued everyone with a plastic card about the size of a credit card (no money attached to it though sadly!) with the college’s policies and values printed upon it with the *suggestion* that we may want to familiarise ourselves with them. We’ve been compiling a list of *suggested* uses for said card; some that people have actually used, and some that we imagined during raucous tea breaks! We’ve been trying to make it a ‘101 things to do with your values card’ list; favourites so far have been windscreen scraper, hair remover cream applicator, chewing gum remover, missile launcher….you get the picture! I have heavily censored this list, the suggestions got more filthy as the week went on!  

The weather has lovely this week, in the twenties and as warm as a summers day. Well, a summers day here in merry old Blighty anyway. Actually it was probably alot warmer than most of last summer! Everyone here has pretty much declared summer anyway. People have donned capri’s and summer dresses and strappy sandals - yes, there has been actual flesh exposed people! Not too much by me unfortunately, I haven’t plugged my epilator in much this year yet I’m afraid! Luckily I find that long skirts and long boots help to disguise the winter pelt. Yes, I’ve been working that hard people; I haven’t even had time to keep the old bodywork properly maintained! Still prompted by the nice weather I find myself doing strange and bizarre things, like abandoning my paperwork and walking the dog in the park with my camera. Here’s some of the interesting piccies I took…

An old steam railway runs through part of the park – it runs every now and again…

I stumbled across the prehistoric bones of the old railway abandoned on the path…

The sunbeams shone brightly through the dappled leaves, each one blazing like a miniature sun!

 

The leaves reaching up for the warmth and the light like a child reaching for the arms of it’s mother…

I love exploring all the hidden nooks and crannies of the park, you’re always stumbling across the most interesting of sights…

The Uberhound loves to explore…

…and smell the wild flowers

All in all, nice walkies!

Oh yeah, there’s been some knitting ‘n’ stuff! I’ll take some pictures over the weekend!

5 comments:

Taz said...

It's just plain rude not to get out and enjoy the sun when we get it eh? :D

Alexandra said...

Beautiful pictures! I love how everything is so green!

skippinginthemeadow said...

Hello Samsara (lovely name)
Your blog is so magical and luminous. Your photographs are lovely
x
Thank you for your comment on mine :o)
x
Sumea

Ria said...

HEy great pic's! i realize today is D-day! Good Luck! I also just thought that you are probably 4 or 5 hours ahead of me , so hope it went well!

Leeanne said...

Your photos of nature are just lovely.

Also the beads in your previous post are soo pretty.

Found you in Ravelry.

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