Monday, 5 September 2016

Memorandum Monday

I don't know where today has gone, so it's a drizzly Monday afternoon wave from me this week.

I have a few new/firsts to tell you about. The first 'new' is that I've started a bullet journal for planning my daily and weekly things to do. Bullet journalling seems to be everywhere at present and I've finally jumped on the bandwagon, although I'm doing a very minimalist version in my brand-new-bought-specially-for-bullet-journalling Leuchtturm 1917 notebookI've also started a 'new' course, organised by Sandie, which follows The Artist's Way, and which so far is going well.

Another 'new to me' is a TV programme recommended by Aril - 'The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice', which I watched during the week and really enjoyed more that the main Bake Off programme.

My 'new-to-me' dresser (the delivery I was waiting for) has now been installed in the dining room - I wrote about it here and posted a few photos. The photos also show my 'new' kitchen spotlights.

Something I'm really excited about is the 'new' arrangement to give my great niece, Little Miss C, some recorder lessons.   She will be 'learning' recorders at school but they don't teach them to read music so she wants to have lessons with me as well. She went off home with one of my spare recorders, a music bag, four music books and a notebook detailing what she needs to practice.  The agreement is that we will review how she is doing after a year and, if she has been practicing regularly she'll be allowed to change to another instrument, most likely the flute, and music lessons will continue with me.  Her younger sister, Little Miss H, is still too young for formal music lessons so she will start sometime next year.

And my last thing for this week is that for the first time I have been asked to provide maternity cover for the music lessons in some of the schools where I used to teach.  I'm considering it, as the money will go towards finishing the home improvements.

I hope you all have a good week and that the weather improves.  Thank you to Sian for organising this link up.

4 comments:

  1. Aw, that's a lovely thought: that you'll be helping another member of your family enjoy music. Best of luck to her :)

    You're right (again) I think Extra Slice is more fun than actual Bake Off.

    Here's to a good week!

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  2. I think that could be a good idea to do a bit of maternity coverage, especially since you know it will only be for a specific period of time and if it isn't too overwhelming, an added benefit with more money in your pocket :) How fun to teach your grand niece an instrument and music. A rewarding experience for you both I would imagine.

    betty

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  3. Well, what fun - a chance to share your love of music with family. I hope the temp teaching position works out too - how nice that it popped up at an opportune time.

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  4. Lots of lovely new! Enjoy your journaling and watching the bake off shows! xx

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