I keep wanting to say 'It's been a while since my last post...' but that sounds like I'm going to make some sort of confession and I don't think that's the case.
I've been settling back into teaching - and am in the process of taking on more young students. Word gets round and luckily for me, it's a good word, and now my only problem is lack of time! I'm currently investigating the possibility of a Saturday class as Saturday morning is the only time available. I've been busy thinking of new and exciting things to do with ages from 6 to 12....all suggestions very welcome!
I've been to see a couple of puppies but I know when I've looked at them, I'm not quite ready to move on just yet. I know I can't replace Darwin and don't want to but I fell in love with him over the internet and never had anything less than that first feeling for him all the time. I need to fall in love with another one - and I will. Soon. I had begun to stress about it but have now accepted that there is no huge rush and very possibly, if we let it, the right one will find us.
I'm doing lots of Zentangles and if I have any confession at all, then it's that I am posting on my other blog, Annie's Tangles - not in preference to this one but because I am enjoying taking part in the various challenges to complete a drawing or fill in a Zendala. There are about three a week that I feel 'drawn' to do and I really enjoy it. I have held another Zentangle workshop in Alcala too and these will continue as regular, probably monthly features - and I have another couple interested in joining in the next one! Great fun and really very relaxing to do.
It's Romy's 10th birthday in just over a week and she's having her party at the Sports Centre and getting very excited about it. And this will be so easy for me, that I almost feel guilty! The children will have an hour and a half of play with a monitor - and they are excellent at keeping them playing fun games and using up a lot of energy - and then they return to have a little feast and the birthday cake and presents in the lovely room set aside for the purpose. I'm looking forward to it too.
I was watching something on YouTube on our big TV screen the other day and by chance something reminded me of a lovely video I saw a couple of years ago. I found it and sat and watched it a couple of times - so gorgeous it is - then Romy and Ruy joined me and sat through it, spellbound. It's deeply relaxing and beautiful. Yesterday, Ruy sat FR down to watch it too, and before long, we were all staring at the screen in a sort of gentle stupor.....how does it affect you?
***TAP TAP**** Are you still awake?