28 October 2015

The first two months

And so the PGCE started. And I subsequently vanished from this little space!
I can't begin to describe what it has been like. I have never been busier in my life, I've never had so much to juggle or think about or plan. I'm also incredibly happy, have made wonderful new friends and now count a late night as any time past 10pm.

I won't apologise for not posting. I knew when I started the course that some things had to give this year and blogging was one of them. I'm now half a term in and feel like i'm finding my feet. I can't promise to post more but now i'm more settled that is my intention!

So, to catch up on the last two months...

Left to right, top to bottom:
-Getting used to being called Miss Beach again. Part of the PGCE is having 'lessons' in uni where we are taught how to teach. Part of the first week was making name badges for ourselves!
-Tea, so much tea is needed to get through this year.
- Creating maps from children's books. Just one of the things we have got up to.
- Harry Potter themed bags from Durham library.
- Going to formal dinner with Tim. The joy of having him up here all the time needs its own post. Suffice to say, it's amazing!
- Maths. Oh, the dreaded maths.

Left to right, top to bottom:
- We have had the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises driving to and from placement school.
- My 23rd Birthday and a wonderful box of teacher's supplies form two of my sweetest friends.
- A new pair of trainers as I get used to learning to teach PE.
- Walks on the beach with lovely new housemates.
- A post placement treat. The illustrated edition of Harry Potter.
- Having our photos taken by my friend for our save the dates. More on that coming soon!

All in all, it has been busy and hectic and oh so much fun. I've missed writing in this space regularly and missed commenting on your blogs. I have been stopping by and gazing in from the sidelines but I'm ready to come back into the blogging world (although it may be baby steps for now!).
Thank you for still stopping and reading my words.


Susanne said...

It makes me happy to see how happy the two of you look together. I'm glad you are finding your way, and be assured I will pop in to read whenever you pop in to write.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It's nice to see you Abi. Pleased to hear that it's going well. My friend has gone back to Uni to do a PGCE, 27 years after her degree. With two children and over an hour's commute each way, she has disappeared too.

debs14 said...

Lovely to see you back and hear how you are getting on. Sounds like 'Miss Beach' is settling in nicely!

Maggie said...

Great to hear how you are getting on. Sounds like it is a busy time.

alexa said...

I have been popping to and fro to make I hadn't missed anything, and nearly emailed you yesterday! So it's wonderful to see you back ... And as someone who did her PGCE with two children under seven, I can attest to the all-consuming nature of it. The fact you've taken any photos is a testament to your power of organisation :). Lovely photos of the two of you - it must totally change your world, having him near. Wishing you lots of luck and joy too in the classroom. I am sure your little charges love you to bits!

Ruth said...

Hello Miss Beach, we've missed you! And given how busy you are, I'd best start planning our weekend in Durham ...

Patio Postcards said...

Glad to see you pop in for a bit. I echo the others comments about you being missed. Not only busy but what an exciting time. Such a great feeling getting yourself settled into a career that you have long planned for. YEAH!

Missus Wookie said...

Hello - lovely to see that you've been doing well. I've been thinking of you and hoping things are going well.

Lizzy Hill said...

Glad it seems to be coming together so well for you, if a little on the busy side! Lovely 'snapshot' photos of what's been happening! Keep well:):)

Karen said...

So glad to see you! And to see what wonderful things are popping up in your life. Enjoy every minute!

Julia said...

Lovely to see you back and to hear how well things are going. You sound like you have your hands full but are loving it all at the same time. Thanks for sharing. A wonderful selection of photos :)

Linda said...

popping in as part of my blog comment challenge - 300 in 30 days. good luck with your pgce! Love your photos!

scrappyjacky said...

I just love your name tag.

Jennifer Grace said...

It sounds amazing, busy but wonderful! I love seeing how your life is progressing. There will be times when you can't blog as much, but as long as you pop by now and then we'll always love to see you. I love your name badge and the Harry Potter inspired library bag! x

Louise H said...

I really do wish you all the best in your PGCE. It was very different when I trained 24 years ago. I do still enjoy it but it is hard work.

Lizzie said...

You're back, yay! Very glad your first half term is going well. And it's great that Tim is now in Durham too.
Wishing you a very happy second half term - with all the pre-Christmas stuff happening!
Great photos btw - especially those with the two of you!

Gail said...

So glad to see you popping in with a catch up. I'm another who has missed you but totally understand. Looking forward to your next update.

Lorraine said...

Hi Abi, was looking at some old digital Jot magazines and saw your interview. It reminded me of how much I had missed blogging and reading your posts.
I am also half way through a teaching degree and working full time. It takes 100% most of the time. Glad you are happy.

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