I've had a great weekend! I can't remember the last time I felt this relaxed, what with all the stress I've had this year so far for one reason or another. Yesterday I went shopping with my parents and then today my husband and I took a walk to the farm shop and laid around watching episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have also taken two naps this weekend, which is very unusual for me but has helped to finally beat that end-of-term exhaustion I've been fighting for the last few weeks.
Another reason I'm happy is that I only have three working days to go before my six week summer holiday. This academic year has felt like a long one and I'm excited to have time off to relax and be something other than a teacher. I do have mixed feelings this year as my class are leaving primary school for good on Tuesday. I'm especially attached to this bunch of kids because they were my very first class after qualifying four years ago and I taught them last year too. That means I've spent three years in total with them and I've seen them grow up and change in lots of different ways and I will miss seeing them next year. Teaching is such an all involving job anyway and to get to spend three years with a great set of children, day in day out, is something special. I'm sure I will cry on Tuesday!
Looking ahead to the holidays, I have a lot of great things planned. It's my sister's 30th birthday, our second wedding anniversary and I'm also planning to meet up with a friend who I haven't seen in person since university. I have grand plans for the amount of books I will read and the amount of reviews I will write but I'm sure the second half of this week at least will be spent sleeping in and doing not much at all.
This week, I've been reading: