Monday, 15 August 2016

Memorandum Monday

A bright Monday morning wave to Sian and all the other Mondayers.

Hmm, something new .... that's going to be tricky this week because all I've done is sorting, reading and a bit gardening.  But new things, no ..... can't think of anything ..... so I'll just waffle on for a bit!

On Saturday I tackled the mammoth job of sorting and organising the music books.  After a few false starts I settled on a (for me) radical solution and will only be keeping the music I want to play myself, the sets of books I need for whole class teaching, the theory books and a handful of ensemble music books. The rest of it - about 75% - is going. I reached the decision that, as I'll only be doing a few private lessons in the future and won't be running the school bands or doing group instrumental lessons, I have no need to keep the music I used when I was teaching full time.  Organisation is now a doddle (!) and will be by instrument.  I still have to sell the excess music, a job for some time in the future, but I am now ready for the start of term.

On Sunday I actually did some housework. Not much, but the floors are looking good for once!  The rest of the day was spend reading and having a bit of a tidy up in the garden. I swept the decking, did a bit of weeding and moved most of the empty pots into the garage. I'm still waiting for a quote on the landscaping so it's not looking too promising for it to be done next month, which is frustrating but I'm sure I'll find someone in the end. Fingers crossed!

There will be (hopefully) plenty of new things to tell you about next time.  Until then, I hope you all have a good week.


  1. You are doing so well with all your sorting, I wish I could be more enthusiastic! Well done with your decision to teach from home it will be much easier, I know my son gets very frazzled waiting for pupils to turn up at school.

  2. Sounds like a very productive weekend.

  3. I like a bit of waffle..actually, lets call it interesting chat! It sounds as if you had a huge collection and deciding what to do with it was a very useful way to spend the weekend. I hope the rest of the week treats you well