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