Monday, 19 November 2012

Debbie had a baby and other interesting events

So, what has been happening in my life recently?

Well, for starters Debbie had a baby... let me reiterate that, Debbie had a baby... A BABY...DEBBIE HAD A BABY!!!!!!

Yep, that's right, as of 4am this morning Debbie and Dec are now proud parents to a beautiful baby girl weighing in at a respectable 7lb 8oz and I for one can't wait to meet her. Though I do have to say I am picturing a miniature Declan with a massive mop of black hair and bright green eyes :-) I wish them the best of luck and know that they will be absolutely fantastic parents and will spoil her rotten!

In other, yet decidedly less exciting news I am back in Newcastle. After a mass panic that I was never going to find a placement and I would spend the rest of my life resigned to asking people "Would you like fries with that?" I finally found somewhere, and once again I owe my thanks to Gary Wright and the Staff at Benton Dene for taking me under their wing once more. You now all need to start addressing me as Miss Fenwick now that I am a teacher of a class of 32 reception children. Smart shirts and pinstripe trousers are once more being adorned although my alarm is now set for 7:30am and not 5:45 am like last year, so at least there are some improvements!

The last few weeks have been an incredibly stressful time for the residents of 29 St Anns, with three out of five of us preparing for teaching practise, it has been a regular occurrence to find crumpled up lesson plans, empty cups of coffee and irritable students in many different rooms of the house, library and even, on occasion sleeping in the Chaplaincy lounge. Three exams in three days, combined with placement schools dropping out and studies have to be rewritten have led to a very stress filled environment and I would like to extend my gratitude to the following people for the following reasons;

Chris and Holly: For feeding me the worlds hottest take-away and making me laugh non stop in the chaplaincy!

Ash and Gareth: For keeping me fed and caffeinated (yes its a word) during the past three weeks and Ash for sitting watching Mean Girls with me.

LTULFC: For letting me vent my anger and stress on the football field, even if it meant being knocked out by a flying ball and loosing my contact lens somewhere in Huddersfield!

Emily: For making me realise no matter how stressed I am, at least I'm not up writing lesson plans in the middle of the night :-P

And lastly but in no means least;

Liv: For making me smile, laugh, forget about exams and reminding me that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

You have all been amazing people, and I couldn't have done it with out you! Thank you so much and I'll see you all next year!