Sunday, 23 September 2012

Hello my Lovely Readers

.... and the hugest of huge apologies for my silence. What can I say? I spent the last 12 days of the summer break in my new school trying to sort out the department and I have pretty much worked 7am to 7pm since. I have just finished the week's planning and I am taking time out. Pub lunch and a beach walk are on the agenda for this afternoon .... if the threatening storm stays away that is.

Welcome to Alison, Poppy, Bonsaimum, η γελαστή κλωστή (sorry, no idea at all what that says!) and Hollywood Graham. I am sorry I haven't been around to welcome you earlier.

Is it really Autumn? I love Autumn but the cold is not so welcome. #3 returned to university this week and is 20 today .... only one teenager left at home and he is 18 at Christmas. Empty nest looming!

The wonderful Zena has been short-listed for an award; life changing Hearing Dog of the Year. She is in the last 3 finalists.. we have a film crew coming into school on Tuesday and the awards ceremony is in October in London. I'll keep you posted!

My crafting output is zero .... school has been all consuming, but I hope to sort out my life-work balance sooner rather than later.

Off to check out your blogs and catch up on the news.

Loads of love and have a wonderful Sunday

Mrs Thrifty
PS. Our polecat/ferret never returned!


  1. It is absolutely wonderful to have you back. Real life can be so time-consuming, don't you think? Good luck with the new school year ahead. May it be peaceful and constructive.


  2. You haven't left my thoughts. Welcome back ! Way to go Zena, I am rooting for her. Keep us posted. xx

  3. Welcome back, you've been missed :-)

  4. I miss you too! Keep saving those pennies.
    I DO hope Zena wins...but top three is still pretty fab in my book (XXXXX...for Zena).
    Jane xx

  5. Good to have you back. Congratulations Zena!!

  6. Welcome back! And good luck to Zena!!

  7. Welcome back! Loads of good luck and best wishes for the new job. I know exactly how exhausting the process of moving to a new school and sorting a department can be. All the best, JX

  8. Hello and welcome back to blogland! I wondered where you had got to!

  9. Welcome back. Hope your new job goes well. Well done to Zena for being in the top 3 and good luck for top spot.

  10. Glad you are back. Hope Zena wins, she is so gorgeous.

  11. Welcome back, my, it sounds as though you have been really rushed off your feet recently.

    Well done to Zena, top three is fantastic, fingers crossed for her in the finals.

    Sue xx

  12. Well done Zena! Welcome back Mrs T! I have missed you.

  13. Congrats to Zena! What a star!

    Don't work too hard but it sounds like you've made a great start in your new post.

    Hope the new term is going well.

    SFT X

  14. hello Mrs Thrifty
    I wondered and wondered where you where ....but I do understand now when you mention start of another school year. I did a ridiculous 14 hour shift Monday helping daughter Nº 1 in the school and trying to get all syllabi and course materials ready for two new in-company courses which start this week. Exhausting!
    I expect you will be so glad when everything settles down into a routine,I know I will.

    Congratulations Zena..... look forward to seeing some photos of this event.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  15. Good luck to Zena...She's done well to get this far, but we all hpe she (and you!) go further! My Four Kitties are rooting for her!

  16. Hello,Dear! Just stopping by to say "hi"...hope you've got your classroom all sorted out ~ Have a wonderful week!

  17. I miss you! Are you well and happy and totally submerged in school work? This is just a little message to say I'm thinking of you.



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