I've been working in Westbury, Wiltshire, for 9 months now, and seen very little of it. I know the train station and my place of work, and that's about it. But today I was lucky enough to be paid to walk with around 1500 children, for 8 miles around its spectacular countryside. It's hilly, and a bit muddy, but beautiful and refreshing. I cannot think of a better way to spend an Open Evening hangover. After a ridiculously busy week, I couldn't have planned or delivered one more lesson. Walking was a welcome reprieve, and an impressive feat of organisation as 1500 children made it 8 miles without getting lost. Wonderful.
Baby Jake is born... another nephew for me!
So we drove to Brighton on Saturday evening, went to dinner and had an early night as the next day was set to be sunny. It was as promised, so we spent the morning sketching and swimming, then drove to London. We met Jessie for lunch and then finally got to meet the newest addition to the family. He is all cuddly, sleepy and small.
Great to meet Jake, and swim, and be away from the madness of the week.
Squeezing the last of the Summer hols out, I watched the Paralympic athletics finals with Immi, Lucy, Andy, Mum and Dad... Amazing atmosphere, amazing talents, amazing achievements. I'm glad I got to see some of the games live at last. David Weir was incredible in the 5000m, winning a gold for GB to thunderous cheers. Loved it.