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That tingly feeling!

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It’s the last complete week at work for me and the last week at work/ school for the others ( I unfortunately have 2 days next week too). As I approach the terminus of my time at Lord Williams’s I am beginning to get that tingly feeling; that nervous anticipation associated with a big event. I guess it’s the fact that from tomorrow I shall start seeing my classes and carrying out routines for the very last time. My office is now virtually clear, barring a few files pertinent for now and some things to be passed on. 20140714-201712-73032802.jpg

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This time next week there will just be one morning to go and a leaving speech to give, after 11 years.
In other aspects of we will have said goodbye to St Mary’s, my church of 26 years and other friends locally at an Open House. Change is coming and it’s coming fast!

Feeling Fatigued

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Time is ticking on. In seems that time is running out fast. There is still much to do and life remains busy for the foreseeable future.
We are now beginning the final stretch – we still hope to be able to move out of the house in early August so we need to start giving our  30 day notices very soon.However, the solicitors still seem painfully slow. When will we ever complete?

At work along with clearing out my office I am also engaged in timetabling as well as some forward planning along with my successors. On top of this I have Year 10 Mocks to mark. It’s all go!

The continual activity has been wearing and both Anita and I are feeling somewhat drained, tired. It’s been great having Mum down for the week helping us out with some of the “run of the mill” chores.
Sorting is still a big part of what we are doing although now it is more about dumping and storing than selling.

However, tonight we need to do a big clear up ahead of this weekend’s birthday celebrations with family. Looking forward to that!

Photographic Memories

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Over the last few weeks Anita has been scanning photos from the numerous scrapbooks and photo albums in our possession. There is no way we could even contemplate taking these physically and so they are being stored digitally to preserve their memory. Whilst abroad we will be storing the physical items.
Having now completed most of albums out attentions are now turning to those photographs which have never gone into albums. These are pictures long forgotten from those isolated day trips or events which for whatever reason never made it into an album. For speed I have photographed some of the photos but will replace this photo with the actual scans in time.20140605-174000-63600042.jpg

They an eclectic bunch from earlier years. This who knew me at the time I was at University or a Youth Leader at SMB or in One Way Drama Team or from some of the Holiday Clubs I did may see yourselves, as will family!

These photos are from a forgotten past – some haven’t seen the light of day in 20 years or so. Some are getting a little curled and will need digitising soon, de of the darker ones (night shots and dark rooms) have faded to opaque. Thankfully many survive in tact and an insight in to a pre-digital lost world. Here are some of these ‘blown up’ – scanning later!

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Gardener’s World

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This afternoon we took advantage of the good weather and delayed our journey to Lincoln. Anita set to work on the front with a little help from Bex and Matt. Mum potted up some plants with a lot help from Bex. I meanwhile went to the dump and then the weekly ALDI shop (normality needs to go on) before returning to help out front.

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