So August has drawn to a close and on the eve of my return to work I thought I would blog about the books I have read this summer and the things I have been busy doing whilst enjoying my first summer holiday as a teacher. It has gone by quite quickly, but I am very much looking forward to the challenges of a new school year, as is my bank balance. And if I start mourning for those lazy summer days of pottering around in the sunshine, well I have a holiday in the sunshine booked for the October half term.
What have I been busy reading this summer?
Game of Thrones by George R.R.Martin
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym
I have also read an extra Agatha Christie I have not blogged about and Scarlet by Cathy Cassidy, which I am going to teach to my Year 8s. I took part in The Classics Club Spin Number Three and this time I have landed on another Dickens – The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which I intend to pick up once school is up and running properly.
Now I haven’t spent all summer holidays just reading; I enjoyed a week in Devon and some time back home, as well as various adventures with my friends. One of my biggest projects has been to make the flat look a tad more homely. I moved in back in February and my housemate and I have not find the time to make it look as beautiful as we like. Therefore I have spent a lot of the summer painting furniture and my proudest achievement is undoubtedly my new dining room table; a £25 eBay bargain.
Overall a relaxing and enjoyable summer holidays! Now it is off to bed for an early night ready for the craziness to begin!