Thursday, 5 November 2009

A Day in the Life

Today is my busiest day.......it's the only day I work all day [how lucky I hear some of you say].........I began teaching 2 new courses today..........both of them Keeping Up with the Children Literacy.......which are exactly what they say on the box.........how to keep up with what your children are doing at primary school...........and if you have children and are over 15 [happily all my parents are!!].........you need this course........cause they way they are taught literacy has changed beyond all recognition.........parents constantly say they can't help their children with their homework because they don't understand what the children are doing.......I've had to really update myself to teach this course......some things I've long since forgotten.......and others I think I never knew.........did you know 'happy' was an abstract noun........no,neither did I...........or maybe you did.........and it's just me who thought grammer was an Americanised way of saying grandma!!!!!!!

This was followed by my weekly shopping..........because the school I taught at this afternoon is opposite our new all-singing,all-dancing mega Tesco Superstore [let no-one tell you they are not after global domination]..............but this Tesco has a nice quirk.........it reduces all it's 'sell by' date food between 3.30 and 4.30pm............and it reduces it drastically........I once bought 4 steaks for under a £1........no such feast today......but loads of reduced fruit and veg..........so at least we will be eating healthily!!!!!!

And finally......and please be very impressed.......I have also managed to make a card........xmas of course.......which is what the new challenge blog Sassy Designs by Susie wants........along with Roses on Paper........while Creative Card Crew want ribbons and gems...........and I used the lovely sketch on Inspirational Card Sketches. Tilda has been coloured with SU watercolour crayons and blender pen........and her face with copics........the papers are a beautiful Bo Bunny xmas selection......gems are PM and are dotted over the snowflakes........ribbon from stash.......plus Stickles of course.........after I'd finished realised I'd actually used blue and red again.....not so 'in your face' though.

26 comments:

humel said...

Beautiful card, as ever :-) And it's interesting to hear about your day, too, thanks for sharing x

pinky said...

Oh I am loving your wee stories every day Jacky and of course your lovely cards lol. Keep them coming.
Pinky (or nosey cow)lol

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Hi Jacky
Thankyou for joining in the first Sassy Challenge with your stunning card.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Jocelyn said...

Gorgeous card Jacky :-)

Donna said...

What a cute stamp! Lovely :-) x

Tracy said...

Phew, you've been a busy lady Jacky. I don't know half of what my kids are doing at school, so much has changed since my day. So them courses sound great. Love this card Jacky your colouring and papers are really gorgeous. Thanks for joining Susie's Sassy Challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cherry said...

Gorgeous Jacky - love that red and that Tilda. Lovin' the blogging. Have a great weekend in Brum - I went today and it was fab. Hugs Cherry XXX

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Cute card!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jacky, what a cute card. I love the sweet image and the layout is perfect. Thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Kathy M said...

I didn't know "happy" was an abstract noun.
Cute card.

sharyncarlson said...

Great daily post! And what a sweet card!

Fiona said...

Great looking card.

Beverly said...

I knew when I was reading just your profile and you had me laughing that I would have to become a follower :) Love the holiday card!

SallyB said...

Hello..hello...Your day sounds fun....We had a Ofsted visit sprung on us this week so it has been rather stressful in school!
I had to go swimming with 3/4 yestrerday????
I love hearing all your teaching stories! That Tesco store sure sounds good!
Lovin' your card! Thanks for joining in with us at Susie's Sassy Challenge!

Dolly said...

Great card, love those Bo Bunny papers, thanks for joining us at ICS this week. :)

Debs said...

Great card, love the colours you've used, great take on Dawns sketch, thanks for joining us at ics this week.
Des

Susie Sugar said...

Jacky this is a so cute fantastic colours the image is just so pretty
The whole card is gorgeous
Thank you for joining in our 1st challenge at SSC
Hugs Susie xx

MrsK said...

Hi Jackie, what a great card i love your colours Sal xx

marley said...

beautiful card, great take on the sketch! thanks for joining us at ics this week!

Biscuitlid said...

what a gorgeous card, well done on multiple challenges too.

Great to see you at Creative Card Crew this week.

Victoria
x

Tiggy said...

Hi - I could do with attending that course! Love the card x

wendipooh13 said...

ohhh just love your card, and the fun image!! soo adorable and cute!! great job with the IC card sketch this week!!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Oh I am very impressed! This is just toooo cute! I love the colors and what a sweet image.

Brises said...

Great rich colours. Awesome work!
Thanks for joining at ICsketches this week.
Greetings from Poland,
Brises

LuLu said...

Stunning - love the image you have used. Fab take on the sketch and many thanks for joining in with ICS this week.

Lou
x

jo said...

Cute card Jacky!

Thanks for joining us at ICS :)

Jo x