Thursday 12 February 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful: End of Placement #R2BC

Ojos World

Thanks to Jo at Ojo's World for hosting again this week. Its lovely that so many people shared their happy posts last week. Here are my reasons to be cheerful this week"

1) End of teaching placement

My second teaching placement ends this week. It was very different from my first one once I got used to working with younger children. I have been working with a super team of teachers and teaching assistants. They have given me guidance, support and advice which has seen my teaching progress in leaps and bounds. I am going to miss the staff and children that I have got to know since September but it has been an amazing experience. 

2) Getting in shape

As I posted on Monday my fitness campaign is really starting to pay dividends. I am feeling better and looking better. Being complimented on a visible loss of weight really made it seem like its paying off. My running is certainly benefitting too:

3) Family Fun

After our exertions at Parkrun on Saturday we headed to South Lakes Wild Animal park whilst entry was still only £5 for me. I will write a full post about it later but here is another taster after my Silent Sunday:

Then in the evening we all went to charity ceilidh. It was such a laugh and I enjoyed having adult company for an evening. Raising over £700 towards a house building project in Mexico was definitely a reason to be cheerful.

What is making you smile this week?


  1. Bright Side of Life13 February 2015 at 05:47

    You have such a good balance to your life which is really fab. Loved reading your #R2BC. :-)

  2. I try! can't do everything but doing my best

  3. those are lovely reasons! thank you

  4. I try! can't do everything but doing my best

  5. Looking for Blue Sky13 February 2015 at 17:17

    Love the sprint finish x

  6. Looking for Blue Sky13 February 2015 at 17:19

    I am supposed to be going to my first ceilidh in a couple of weeks, so it's good to know that I should enjoy it! Well done for raising so much for charity too x

  7. she found the energy from somewhere!

  8. You are doing so well on the weight loss and fitness front. Cannot believe how your teaching placements ar flying by and it all sounds very positive and I think you will have heaps to give. Adult company - would love some of that sometimeso

  9. Coombe Mill (Fiona)14 February 2015 at 13:14

    It sounds like a great way to start the day, nothing's better than a little family competition. It's great that your son beat his PB by so much, I bet he was really happy about that. Fab sprint finish by your daughter as well, she's going to be a runner yet I'm sure! Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

  10. Mum in a nutshell14 February 2015 at 14:08

    Well done on your runs, that's so lovely you do it as a family. Beautiful photos as too#CountryKids from Ali @ Mum in a Nutshell

  11. She never wants to run again! Thanks for hosting

  12. That is a stunning photo, so detailed. Your continued success with your running is inspirational x

  13. I hope it carries on in the same way! Thanks for your support

  14. Sounds like you deserved it - well done all


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