Hello, I thought I’d do a little summary of last month seeing as it’s the start of a new one. Can’t believe that it’s August already, how did we get 8 months into the year?!
July, for me, was a good month; it is the month in which the school year ends and so whilst I’m usually very, very tired I’m also incredibly excited. The prospect of 6 weeks off work really does make a month speed by, this year we broke up from school on the 17th July which is the earliest it’s been for a few years. I was very sad to say goodbye to my class but we had a great last week together and I received lots of lovely gifts. I’m now 2 weeks into the summer and I am loving it. It’s so nice not having to rush about and to take time to relax and get on with all those projects I’ve been putting off.
On the 24th July I headed up to Manchester with my boyfriend, we were off to my best friend’s wedding and I was a bridesmaid. The weekend was lovely and my friend looked amazing in her wedding dress, the location of the reception was stunning – a little bit like Hogwarts in places. I had a fab time being a bridesmaid even though my shoes were far too high to actually walk in and I had a terrible 2 day long migraine arrive in the evening spoiling the night for me. I still can’t believe my friend is married, we are becoming such grown-ups!
I couldn’t keep away from work for too long, I signed up to do a week in the Summer Holiday Scheme and accompany the students on some pretty cool trips. One of the trips was to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour so I was over the moon when I found out I was going on that trip. I’ve been to the tour twice already (blog post here) but there have been some new additions since I last went at Christmas. I donned my Hogwarts t-shirt and sat on a minibus next to a very chatty and excited student for two and a half hours until we arrived at the tour. I think the staff were more excited than the children when we got into the exhibit, and we managed to lose a couple of staff members in the first sound stage! I had an amazing day out and it was so nice to share one of my passions (Harry Potter) with the students I work with, and get to know them on another level. I will do a post with some images from the tour next week.
Another great thing about July was spending more time with my family, especially my little brother and sister. I took Gracie to the park for about an hour and a half the other day and had a great time playing ‘Fireman Sam’ with her – she has such a vivid imagination that I thought she’d have me up a tree rescuing a ‘cat’ at one point. I also got to spend some time with my Nan which was lovely as I don’t get to see her enough any more, I slept over in the spare bed and it was just like I was living there again.
I have been reading a lot more than I have for a long time and it’s all thanks to this book series, I picked up Rivers of London in my local charity shop for 40p last week and I’ve nearly finished it. It’s got me hooked, I think it’s the magical element to it which I’m enjoying. It is a bit like a crime version of Harry Potter for grown-ups. I’ve picked up the next book in the series for when I’m finished – hopefully it can hold my attention like the first.
So, that was July. All round it was a pretty good month, hopefully August will follow suit!
What did you get up to in July?
Do you have any plans for August?