Friday, 19 July 2013

Two 'jobs done'.

Yay! I've finally finished Bethany's crochet blanket!
Well it's more of a throw in size than a blanket a. because I was getting fed up and b. because (shock, horror) I had just about used up my stash of DK!!
Anyhoo, it is big enough to wrap around her on winter nights and will certainly brighten
her room at uni. (And, yes, I've already bought some new wool, lol!)

The other thing that I've just finished (yesterday) is my job as a part time Teaching Assistant. I have worked in the same First School for 8 years now - the longest I've stayed in any job. Unfortunately funds are short and, as the child I support is moving to Middle School, they are unable to keep me on  :-(
Thankfully, though I have a new job for September as a Childcare Practitioner (there are so many different titles these days!) at a Day Nursery, working full time!!
Now that my children are all but grown I was looking for more hours anyway, so things have worked out for the best. I will miss the staff and children at my old school but as it's local I'm sure to see many of them around :-)
The Year 4's, who are also leaving, made me a card with thank you messages and a God's eye, one of the many crafts we made together.

The staff treated me to a meal out, some gorgeous flowers

a beautiful scarf - I just adore those hedgehogs

and also a voucher for Hobbycraft!! Best of all I've got the whole of the Summer holidays to decide what to spend it on :-D
Much love and thanks to all my colleagues - have a fab Summer xxx


  1. The blanket is gorgeous, I am sure she will be very happy ! And congratulations on your new job.

  2. Love that scarf, Have a great break before you start working full time- it's very different to part time and takes some getting used to! I had to change 2 years ago and I really miss the summer holidays. But at least I have a job, and one that I love and I expect that ou will too!

    1. Thanks Lizzy. I'll be working in their Pre-school section so will still get the holidays - not full time in the true sense but going from 12 hours a week to 37 and further to travel. I'd better spend the next 6 weeks cooking for the freezer!!

  3. I really like the look of you blanket.

  4. Your blanket is so pretty and colourful, and made with love which makes it more special than anything shop bought.

    How nice of your colleagues to treat you to such lovely things! And you're moving on to ventures and opportunities which is scary but exciting too. Good luck! x

  5. Hello, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this week!

    I love that hedgehog scarf, it's fab. Good luck with the new job.

  6. Congrats on the new job and good luck!

    I love all the colour in the blanket.

    And the hedgehog scarf? LOVE adore it. its really lovely.