Friday, 6 June 2008
Wednesday night brought a tear to my eye ;-(
One of my pupils finished his English lessons with me. One of the nicest lads I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and working alongside. What fun we've had during the last six years!
Anyway, he brought me chocolates and then he sat down and wrote something for me to remember him by (all tongue in cheek,I hasten to add!):
Mother, one day, decided to take me to extra English lessons!
We spent a bloomin' fortune on it and do you know what? I got an 'E'! An 'E'!!
I was FUMING!
I spent six years going to that wretched place! Six years of wasting my Wednesday evenings! I could've done something useful,like um...well...golf...working...chatting to my mates...(or even knitting!) like any normal teen would do.
I said, 'Mum,it's not doing me any good!'
But she always argued,'Well, it is, because you can read now!'
Well, whoopee do for me! What does she think TV is for? (silly woman!)
This Sally Hall (that was her name) always urged me not to use 'said'! Well, 'said, said, said, SAID..there, stuff that...an E!!!
'Daniel, Daniel,' shrieked mum.
'What?! I shouted back.
'Something's come in the post for you.'
'Cool! Something in the post, I wonder what that could be?!'
The letter read:
'We regret to inform you that there has been a mix up in your English grade...'
'Oh great', I suppose I've failed!
I got...I got an.... A*.... UNBELIEVABLE...An A star!'
Lucky I went to those English lessons !!! ;-)
As you can see,the chocolates represent exactly what he really thought of my lessons ;-)
But we'll have to wait until August,to see his results in English Language and English Literature. In the meantime,all the best Daniel.It's been a pleasure. Wednesday evenings just won't be the same!
(And,because I know you will be reading this... if you get any 'E's, I'll throttle you. Sal;-)
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
OMG this place is lovely! I am so glad that I have my nose and a good sense of smell!
'Odds and Suds' has the most amazing selections of hand made soaps, all beautifully packaged .
But mixing and mingling with the soap displays, were many other treats...especially vintage bits and pieces, which is what I love.
And the lady owner was an absolute treasure, allowing me to snap pics for my blog (unlike another shop owner, who refused my request...her reason being that it might bring her hordes of customers who would want her to make things and she would not be able to keep up with the demand! Anyway, her loss!)
The thing is that you think you are just walking into a soap shop and you end up seeing so much more. But I was very good, I only bought one soap ! It was beautifully wrapped!
And just look at the reflection in the window! I didn't realise, until I got home and loaded my photos, that these old cars were behind me!
I love Ashburton. I feel the need to go back very soon !!
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Jolly good show ! ;-)
We'll have to do this more often!