Friday, 15 June 2012

Reasons to be cheerful

My friend and colleague, Trish, is actually rather pleased that I'm not going to America next year, as it means I will be teaching English to her younger daughter.  I find her glee incomprehensible, as Trish has been in far too many of my lessons as learning support, the kind of lessons where I go "oh, it's period 5 and I can't be arsed, lets just make posters/play Scrabble/watch this vaguely educational film," to truly think I'm a good teacher. 

Nevertheless, knowing that I was feeling down in the dumps, she decided on Monday that she would spend this week giving me some reasons to be cheerful...

Day one: a bag of fizzy Haribo (my absolute favourite sweet), which as you can see has already been opened and part-consumed!

 Day two: a batch of homemade cupcakes.  Not just any cupcakes, but teal blue, polka dot cupcakes!

Day three (by which point I was in a frenzy of curiosity to see what would come next): a song, written especially for me (to be sung to the tune of Golden Brown by The Stranglers).

Day four: More polka dots!  With bonus white chocolate buttons - my favourites - hidden inside the notelet box. 

What an amazing thing to do - thanks so much Trish!


  1. How lovely! And those teal cupcakes... oh my!

  2. Wow what a great friend to have, so thoughtful :)

  3. I feel so lucky to have someone go out of their way to cheer me up like that. Something to remember and repeat to myself whenever I am feeling down in the dumps.