Time seems to be disappearing so quickly at the moment; I only have two weeks until the end of term – how is that possible!? It feels like only yesterday I was drowning in a sea of marking and Ofsted preparation and now I’m just two weeks away from summer! Crazy. For the last week my school has something called ‘creativity week’ where all the students are off timetable and we divide them into groups who all do individual projects like carnivals, dancing, mural painting etc and it’s brilliant. It also means that I actually only have one more teaching week left!
Of course that means that I am also only just over two weeks away from going on holiday – Germany and Italy and then four weeks away from moving! Argh! I haven’t even thought about packing for either of those things yet which is bad!
I have found a new shopping addiction; forget dresses and make up – my new thing is home accessories. I never thought bedding and kitchen utensils could get me so excited but they bloody do! There is something so comforting about buying bits for a new house; I have lived with my boyfriend for years now but every time we move I get all excited and start hoovering up throws, scatter cushions and ornaments. I feel all grown up!
This week saw the premiere of the LAST EVER Harry Potter film – sob. I am a massive HP fan; I haven’t gone as far as tattooing a golden snitch or the hallows sign on me yet but I have read the books about a million times each and I adore them. The films seem quite separate to me as they have changed a few bits and some of the cast get on my nerves as they are not like what I had in my head but, that said, they are pretty good as far as trashy, light entertainment films go. The dresses last night were beautiful; here are some of my favourites:
I think Emma looked gorgeous yesterday; both in the bottom Oscar De La Renta gown and the Elie Saab shorter number.
Love, love love this.
Also; this picture is so cute it nearly broke my heart;
- Kate and William have had every second of their Canada trip stalked and documented in the press this week; baby bump watch is out in full force; clearly having fulfilled one of society’s expectations by getting married, Kate needs to get her skates on and get up the duff as soon as now to placate the masses. Every time she so much as glanced at a child or accepted a bunch of wilting flowers the press were all over it ready to start spouting bullshit about how she is desperate to be a mum. I’m sure she is but I’m also sure she is just enjoying this time with her husband so can’t we just leave it be? It seems like society deems women as faulty or defective if they somehow don’t start dropping babies the minute they get married and it’s fucked up. We don’t judge men in the same way; we don’t caption an image of William shaking hands with a four year old with the words ‘ Broody Wills desperate for an heir’ do we? No; because men don’t have to put up with that crap. Men don’t get other men looking at them with pity, confusion and disappointment if they say they don’t want children. It seems like a woman’s self worth is determined by her ability to reproduce which is ridiculous; I have a feeling that now the wedding is done and dusted babygate will become the new royal obsession. If Kate so much as eats a big lunch from here on out the press will be there to capture her food baby stomach and plaster pregnancy stories everywhere.
I have loved everything Kate has worn on her trip but this Jenny Packham dress is by far my absolute favourite. It is beautiful;
- Am off to Bristol this weekend for my friend’s birthday which should be lovely! She is having a children’s birthday party theme with jelly and goody bags; perhaps this could be construed as a worrying sign of regression and a fear of growing up but sod it; I’m going for the finger food buffet!