Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

IMG_20180720_170934_419We broke up for the school holidays, hurray! The last week of school is always really hard. There’s so much going on with leavers assemblies, mass, discos and presents. The children have had enough, the adults have had enough, we’re fed up of the heat and only having one little fan to keep us cool. On top of that, I was having to pack to move classrooms, which is never easy nor fun. But we’ve pulled through the other side.

I received some amazing presents and cards. My favourite present was this mug to the left. On the other side it had a rainbow and a bike and the child’s name. This is one of the first personal pieces I’ve received with my new name on it! And I love tea so it’s very fitting that it’s a tea cup!

Through the madness, there were lots of fun things this week. Our caretaker hosted a BBQ on Thursday, which was wonderful. He is an incredible cook. I was even happier as he has two dogs who seem to love me.

FB_IMG_1532248321034Yesterday was a friend’s hen do. We went to Ballie Ballerson which is an adult ball pool pit. It was a lot smaller than I was expecting but fun. We made sure we got the most out of our bottomless pizza and prosecco. We then did a cocktail making masterclass. Yum!

Let the summer begin!

What made you smile this week?


Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

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Sunday Smiles

sunday smiles

My Sunday Smiles

I only have one week left until the summer holidays! Yay!

This past week has been a long, loong week. We’ve been on a school trip and had sports day. It’s safe to say that I slept well this weekend.

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Saturday was a lot of fun. We were given an incredible wedding present of Steak in Marco Pierre White’s Steak house in London. We got on the boat from Westminster to Tower bridge, which I would highly recommend. They give commentary as you go down the river and I found out lots of things I didn’t know before; you can spot which buildings have been built in the last 30 years as they will have a walkway, whilst the older ones don’t. They even pointed out the pub that Ian Image may contain: 1 person, standing, bridge, sky and outdoorMcKellen owns. We were lucky that they opened the Tower Bridge just as we were in front of it. We’re planning to go on the boat for a day trip to Greenwich. The food at London Steak Co. was delicious. Although we had a voucher, we could see the price the food would have cost – it was around £30pp for a 3 course meal and a cocktail – not too bad! I really enjoyed my crab starter and rich chocolate taut for pudding.

What made you smile this week?


Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

(Delayed) Sunday Smiles

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Ahoy, lovelies.  It’s been half term for me so I’ve been busy, busy, busy. Before I knew it we are on Monday. I’m lucky enough that I have an Inset today, at home, to write reports. Luckily I’m over 2/3 done so I should have a bit of time to do other thing, hurray.

My Sunday Smiles

It was my parent’s 25th Wedding anniversary so we went to Wales to have a party. It’s always wonderful as it means we get to see lots of members of the family that I don’t normally see as I live so far away.

Whilst there I had a drastic hair cut. I had at least 10cm chopped off. Bet my kids still won’t notice, my sister certainly didn’t!

We were only there for a few days so we only managed to fit in climbing up Pen-y-Crug. It’s not too high (a bit of research tells me it’s 331m) and at the top are banks where there once stood a hillfort.

IMG_20180603_161652_936When I arrived ‘home I found my wedding album and my Illumicrate!  You can see what’s inside of it in my Instagram.

We also booked our honeymoon to Thailand! I’ve never been out of Europe so I’m very excited! We’re staying in Bangcock for 3 days and then going to Phuket for 7 days. If you have any suggestions of what we should do please let us know! I’ve already booked in the Elephant Sanctuary, where you get to wash and feed the elephants (no riding). I’ll probably avoid the tiger sanctuary as I’ve not heard great things – but people are more like to post negative rather than positive, so if you’ve been and you know what it’s actually like, please let us know!

What made you smile this week?


Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

Related imageLast night I went to see Sarah Millican at the Hammersmith Apollo. She was so funny I was crying at points. She’s rude, crude, dirty and freaking hilarious. Although she says she never does adverts, I wonder if she would change her mind to do an advert for Always?

On Friday we had a party at school to celebrate the royal wedding. Although, this did just seem like an opportunity to have a dance on the field in the sun but I don’t hear any complaining about that! Seeing six year olds dancing is the funniest thing, and I was completely blown away by a few of my children doing the worm!

What’s made you smile this week?


Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

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My Sunday Smiles

Exterior of the Temperate HouseMonday feels like it was a long time ago. But here in the UK, Monday was a bank holiday. And what a glorious bank holiday it was too. The temperature was in the mid twenties and there was beautiful sunshine. Our friends came over so we all went for a picnic in Kew Gardens. They hadn’t been before so it was nice taking them around. They had also just opened up the restored Temperate house so it was exciting to see all the restoration work they had done.

In class week we’ve started poetry. Who better to show them than Michael Rosen? I played them a selection of videos of him performing his poetry. They LOVED chocolate cake. And I can’t think of a better sound than 30 giggling children.

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This week I also started and complete the series Safe on Netflix. If you liked Broadchurch or Big Little Lies you will love this. If I didn’t have to sleep, I would have binged watched this in an evening. It has Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Amanda Abbington (Sherlock) in, both of which were brilliant. Dexter’s Michael’s British accent will grow on you, although I think he practiced it based on Benedict Cumberbottom.

What’s made you smile this week?


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Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

We’re in May and the sun has finally decided to show it’s face. Hurrah! It’s be absolutely glorious this weekend. We decided last minute to go into central London on yesterday and have lunch and cocktails next to the Thames. Then we wandered to Forbidden Planet. They didn’t have the books we wanted so we consolidated ourselves by having liquid nitrogen ice cream from Chin Chin Labs. I love that they’ve opened up a new(ish) store in Soho as it means I don’t have to weave my way through the crowds of Camden.

 

What’s made you smile this week?


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Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

 

We went to a quiz yesterday run by our school’s PA. The Quiz Master also writes questions for TV programmes like Pointless, so it’s always brilliant and completely packed.

This years theme was Fun and Games so all the rounds were named after different board games and the answers would like to the game. Eg. Battleships (the odds were also names of battles and evens were also names of famous ships), Card games (all linked to suits and games that you can play with cards) and Operation (all contained body parts). It’s incredibly clever and lots of fun.

Questions included things like:

Operation – all answers will contain a body part

1.This tea is named after a Prime minister.

2. The 33rd element on the periodic table.

Card Games

3. Meghan Markle is an actress in this TV series.

4. Heath Ledge received an Oscar for this role.

5. A fictional detective in the 1930’s novel The Maltese Falcon.

(Answers below)

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Answers

  1. Early Grey
  2. Arsnic
  3. Suits
  4. The Joker
  5. Sam Spade

Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

I haven’t done a Sunday Smiles in a few weeks, with very good reason… Two weeks ago I got married! We were really lucky as although it was rather cold, it stayed dry all day.

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We then went to Iceland for our honeymoon (read about it here). Then as it is a magical holiday, we went to my happy place, the most magical place of them all… Harry Potter studio tour! You know it’s bad when I’ve been more times than some of the employees (this was my 4th visit).

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As our wedding was very small, only immediate family and best friends, we then had a big party for the rest of our family this weekend. We had a live band, hog roast and a Harry Potter wedding cake!

What’s made you smile this week?


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Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

My colleagues completely caught me unawares and and did a surprise bridal party in the staff room, which was absolutely lovely!

The season of weddings began yesterday, after one of my university friends got married. It was a wonderful day and best of all, it stayed dry! She’s from South Africa so they served South African food – which was incredible. Then followed it up by a barn dance, which was lots and lots of fun.

 

What’s made you smile this week?


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Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

I had my class assembly this week and the children did amazing. Not a single tear! Well, not from the children anyway.

It was Science Week so we did lots of fund activities, including;

  • Excavating poo (it was fake, don’t worry!)
  • Building bridges
  • Making cans balance on their sides using just water
  • Creating ways to safely transport a water balloon
  • A child in the older years dissected a lambs heart!

This weekend was my hen do. We had a super cute afternoon tea at Betty Blythe’s. IT was delicious, especially the elderflower lemonade. We loved putting on all the costumes.

image (1).jpgThen we went to The Bletchley  escape rooms which was so much fun. You use enigma machines to solve puzzles and based on your responses, they create cocktails for you. Yum!

What’s made you smile this week?


Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.