I absolutely love this set of photos, not because of how I look in them, to be honest I actually should look awful in them, I was about to hit the worst part of my flu, which I believe was made worse by the cold and flu medicine I took, I think I had some weird side effects from it! But anyway, it meant I had no make up on and was feeling exhausted, but Ben had spotted some beautiful places that morning for photos and the light was so lovely, so I was determined to get myself out there!! And I’m so glad I did because we ended up with some lovely photos. I’m sooo happy that I had my camera to take these (although Ben was doing the photo taking!) because they wouldn’t have looked half as nice otherwise.
Today I’m starting to feel a lot better, after a whole week’s worth of cold. This is a really good thing, considering the news I have to break to you – oh yes, I’ve decided to tell you now!! I had an email from my tutor the other day forwarding a message from a teacher at an independent school not too far from home. I will probably tell you where, but not yet!! The school is urgently looking for a Latin and Classical Studies teacher, and they’re happy to accept graduates with no teaching qualification – it means I’d have to start a Graduate Teacher Training Programme (GTP) if I did it. Anyway, I spoke to the teacher on Saturday (while full of flu!) and he’s invited me for an informal visit to the school tomorrow morning! I need to be there at 8.45am but the only train I can get gets in at 7.58am, so I’m gonna be pretty early!! I’m so excited though – I’m not sure if I spoke about it before, but I’ve wanted to teach for a long time and have done several things towards that (children’s camps, note taking for disabled students, classroom observation), but then I changed my mind when it got to applying for the PGCE because the places had been drastically reduced on the course, and there are only 2 of these in the country for Classics, both in the South. I did think about doing a GTP, but in the end it was easier for me to apply for the MA in Museum Studies (which I currently have an offer for). So, if all goes well, I may be a teacher in September. Yes, me, a real job, earning real money, teaching real children!! It would be absolutely perfect. But I’m trying not to completely set my mind on it, because I have no idea how many others I could be up against, or if they even just don’t want me! I’ve always got the MA that I would absolutely love to do too, so I’m very lucky. But I’m going to put my all into this – any interview tips, for teaching in particular, would be greatly appreciated!!
I would usually at this point list the details of my outfit, but it’s only a dress and sunglasses, both you’ve seen before, and both are from Primark. Oh Primark, how I’ll miss you when I leave Newcastle!! This dress was very popular last year, and I tried it on in a different pattern in a size 8 and no matter what I did, it would not fit over my chest!! I was sure there must be some hidden zip, but there was none!! I also noticed many of them had tears on the waistband where other people had clearly had the same problem. I ended up putting it back and not bothering with the 10. A few months later I was passing Primark and saw this one, by itself on the sale rack, a size 10 and now only £3. I didn’t even try it, I wasn’t going to pass by such a beautiful summery dress, I would force it to fit me if I had to!! It turns out the 10 does fit…just!! It takes some struggling to get it over the chest, but once that’s sorted, it’s fine. Crazy considering I can’t wear anything bigger than an 8 in Primark usually – I still think there should be some buttons or a zip or something though!! But it has had so many wears since – I tend to pull it out in the best weather only, like on my birthday last year, it’s 29th September which is usually the beginning of proper autumn weather for us, usually I’d be wearing tights and a light coat. But last year, all I wore was this dress!! So I suppose it’s my surprise weather dress =D
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