Start as you mean to go on

Last week we moved into our new school and I decided that with the new move there would be the new me.  Nothing to drastic but just a few things that I have been meaning to do for some time but have never gotten around to.

1::  So firstly there is the new office.
The new school is amazing and our office is beginning to look more like an office now we all have the box mountain unpacked.  There is still a long way to go with unpacking the Archive but that's a whole other story.  I've de-cluttered my desk and am in the process of brightening up my work space.  Everything in the office is either blue or grey and I feel it's in need of a little colour.
I'll get some pictures of the office this week.

This picture was taken by a pupil a few days before the old school closed and the Easter holidays began. This is some of our S6 pupils on their tour of the new building.

2::  The chop.
After my sister came to visit at Easter I decided that I needed to get my hair cut shorter. So that's what I did.  It's not so very different than before but it feels so much better now the weight has gone from the back.

3::  The big D.
Yep!  That would be the diet.  It's back.  Hopefully for good this time.  No falling off the wagon and drowning myself in chocolate wrappers and cake packets!!

4::  And finally...........

Pets as Therapy.  This is something I've wanted to do for the last few years but Moss was unwell and it's taken that long to figure out what's wrong and what he needs to fix it.  Turns out he just needs steroids!!
We went for our assessment back in February at a sheltered housing complex in the local town.  There Moss had to show how he could behave when encountering wheelchairs, walking sticks, zimmers etc. How he coped with being fussed and patted and how he behaved while I was taking to the ladies from the complex.  He did really well and passed with flying colours.
Once we had the notification that he had passed we had to organise where to take him, so I had a look at the list of places in our local area, that were on the waiting list, and chose a Nursing home a few miles away that had been waiting since 2002 for a volunteer.

Today was our first visit and despite the hiccup of the home not knowing we were coming it went very well.  Thankfully I phoned before leaving just to make sure they were expecting us.  They said there was nothing in the book but to come along anyway.
The activities lady was really pleased that PAT had phoned to ask if they'd like someone to visit as some of the residents had had to leave their dogs when they went into the home.
Moss was so well behaved and really liked the fussing - but then that's him all over.

We've been invited back in a fortnight so that can't be a bad thing.


  1. Well done Moss..and you, for taking this on! The hair looks very trendy and the school looks cool!!
    Alison xx

  2. We were thinking about you and Moss dog this afternoon.
    Your hair looks very glam and just like the image we found.

  3. Wow! The new school looks sensational, so does your hair!

  4. 1. The school looks great and I'm looking forward to seeing the office. How many pupils do you have - not just 86?
    2. Love the new haircut and the layering at the back.
    3. The dreaded D - something I need to start again.
    4. Congrats to both you and Moss, Pets are something that so many people in homes/care miss so what you're doing is fantastic.

  5. Well done for taking part in PAT - it will make a difference to many people when they have a dog to fuss. Well done to you and TTO for becoming volunteers.
    Loved the new hair style.
    Hope the office is brighter?


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