Monthly Archives: July 2010

Victorian Pharmacy…

…is a brilliant prgramme on BBC2, 9pm on Thursdays. I’m watching it as I type this. Ruth Goodman (of Victorian Farm fame) is in it, and they are using the Pharmacy at the Blists Hill Victorian Town as the location. Ruth’s wearing the dress she made herself while on the Victorian Farm. They’ve got a PHd student acting as the apprentice, and a university professor acting as the pharmacist. He is finding separating his modern knowledge and expectations, from what was happening (according to sources) with medicine in Victorian times, difficult. Creams and medicines often contained cannabis, opium itself, and other opiates, which are obviously illegal now. Last week they tried to recreate something that originally contained opium. I can’t remember what they replaced it with…Well worth watching…

Breaking up tomorrow…

…and I’m shattered! I am being reminded though that this holiday brings my 30th birthday. I still don’t know how I feel about it. My parents are aged 54 and 61 respectively, so they keep commenting that they can’t remember being 30! I always thought that kids thought that 30 was old. people I went to school with certainly did! I think it was good to find out that year 8 learners (aged 12) don’t seem to think it’s old! On the other hand, they may have been saying that just so they could disagree with me, which they like to do! Thank you to the Admin team for the bag of presents! That was a big surprise!

The open Golf

My mum despairs of me, but its true. I love golf. I can’t play it cos of the RSI in my wrists, but I love watching it. We’ve had the Scottish Open and The Open Championship over the past two weeks, and its been bliss. Tiger is back to doing what is the best thing he could do; playing golf and playing reasonably well. The South African bloke in the lead is doing well still, although I’ve never heard of him. It’s just been a really good competition, despite the conditions with all the rain and wind.

The summer hols..

I know that most people dread the hols because their kids are at home. People who have to work hate those who work in education because of the number of hols we get. However (and maybe I’ve just got no stamina which I happily admit to) me and many of my colleagues that I’ve spoken to, are very tired and run down and seem to need to break up for the hols and have a rest! I cannot speak for anyone else, but I think it would be a good idea for me to have a regular transfusion of some of the boundless energy that some of our year 7s have! They’ve got too much, so they should donate some to me! for those who think we are wusses, I for one apologise. Maybe you should just be glad that I’m working where I am and not with you!

Looking forward to the weekend…

It’s been a productive week as I’ve got all my books that were waiting to go on the shelves out. It’s also been a draining week, one in which my personal idiocy was at the forefront of my mind. consequently, I am looking forward to a busy weekend, with stuff going on with services at church, and an evening out for a meal and a couple of pubs with my friend. Got some Christmas cardmaking things from QVC to have a look at. If you make all your Christmas cards like I do, you start making them in August!

Wimbledon

Such a damp squib…Serena was guaranteed to win, Andy was beaten by Rafa and he will win the men’s title. At least the doubles has been more interesting, cos the Williams sisters weren’t in the final of the ladies competition. Vera Zvonereva has always been a very emotional person (as am I) but she’s done fantastically well in this championship. What we’re seeing in the ladies doubles final has surfaced for the very first time this fortnight. I’m used to seeing her cry into her towel at every change of ends in every match I’ve seen her in.

My day…

was very physical, as I was shifting all the fiction books to put more books on the shelves. I am really feeling it now. I’m tired, and my wrists aren’t completely happy. This is why I don’t do that taksm that often, because my wrists won’t let me!

I don’t think Andy Murray will get past Rafa tomorrow. However, I wouldn’t have said that Tomas Berdych would beat Roger Federer, so you never know!