Thursday, 15 August 2013

Making my own clothes!

That's right people. I am giving sewing my own clothes a go :) 

My mum has been a massive help telling me what to do. But I have been trying to wing it sometimes. My first project was basically my mum doing all the work with me helping a little bit. This annoyed me slightly as I am the type of person who wants to give things a try and work it out as I go. Weird but that's who I am. 

For the past two days I have been working on making a shirt. I bought some material that is liquorice allsorts all over it and purple and basically I fell in love with it. And it was 4.50 for 1 metre in my local market when I went to another independent shop it was 8 quid a metre.... I think we all know the logical choice here!! 

I am ridiculously proud of this. I completed it tonight so I am kinda expecting mum to wake up and tell em it is wrong. Hey ho here are my proud images !! Enjoy peeps :) 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Have you ever tried stapling jelly to a tree?

If anyone has let me know.

Hi everyone. Yes, I haven't been on here in over a year, no, I am not dead. Although I feel I have been on the worlds biggest emotional roller-coaster.

For those of you who know, this year I have been completing a teaching course. I have now finished. passed everything, and I have a teaching job in a school in a place called Bridgnorth. A school called Bridgnorth Endowed School. Lovely place. I have been in school for the past two weeks and everyone has been welcoming and I can't ask for more for my first job. I have my own classroom and everything. Feels weird going in to the real world now.


But yeah. This was just a post to let people know I am alive and that I want to blog more, but unfortunately I have been up to my eyeballs in paper work and crap. Not literal crap, but work crap. You get me.

Stay swish!


Sunday, 3 February 2013


Tomorrow I say my final farewell to my grandpa.

I'm not going to cope with it well, I know I will be a mess.

Yet, whenever I think of him, I think of the Noddy car I had at his house. It was a complete death trap on wheels. Metal pedals that flung round at the speed of light. The steering never worked either. But it was the best damn thing in the world.

So, I guess that's me clinging to his memory.

One of the greatest men in my life, the one who always knew I could do it. He never lost faith in me.

So now, when I lose faith in myself, I just need to think of that noddy car. And how the pedals of life may knackered and cut your knees when things are hard, but there will always be good people around to help. They will pick you up, give you a hug and hopefully give you some jelly tots.

So if any of you ever feel low and sad. Just think, someone will always be willing to listen and to help you out of your Noddy car. 

Abbly xxxx

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Twas the season to be jolly.... now it's that weird in between bit

Greetings you glorious little sausages of blogger land
I have returned!! *tumbleweed rolls past*
Oki I know I have abandoned this for a very long time but gimme credit here my life has become a blur of marking books, teaching and shouting at year 11 kids who are 2 foot taller than me, its not a job to be taken lightly.
I know in my previous post I sounded very glum about the whole thing, but at the time I was going through a crisis about whether I even wanted to continue with teaching or not. It really is that tough people, everyone who says 'those who can't, teach' stay still while I slap you round the face with a kipper. Heed my words people, also feel free to ask any questions about teaching, don't go in to the profession blind. Get the experience and get the advice as it will do you in good sted for the future. So yeah, that is my advice to all you lovelies.

Well Christmas came around far too quickly for my liking. I spent most of my free time trying to shop online when I get the chance to. It was mental. I've usually cracked the Christmas shopping by the end of November, this year not so much. Never mind I survived, just. I had a bit of a mare the other day when I discovered friends had bought Christmas presents and I hadn't bought them anything, so that was a case of legging it to the january sales to hunt down a bargain or two. Thankfully I found stuff for her, so happy days. Other that that I got lots of smashing Christmas presents, I'll upload pictures soon as I haven't taken pictures of all of them yet. That's right people another blog post! Shocker!

I'm off to eat chocolate and read, and it only 10 in the morning. Happy days.

Hope you all had a smashing Christmas :)

Abbly x

Thursday, 8 November 2012

This teaching milarky is pretty tough...

To be honest, this blog is what it says on the tin.

I am shattered.

My legs, arms, back and brain all ache from having to run around, carry everything and rack my brain to help students in lessons.

Today I taught a full lesson for the first time. One hour, me and a 30 year 9 students. I survived and I thought it went well. Yet I still feel completely deflated. We have to have mentor meetings about how my tutor who observed the lesson thought it went. My tutor said that the objectives of the lesson weren't clear and that they need to be the core of the lesson. So my lesson kind felt a bit pointless. I don't think it should bug me this much but I am worried about it. I don't want to have pointless lessons. I want the students to be enriched by what I teach and for them to find it useful.

The feedback has caused me to completely re-jig what I want to do for my lesson next week. I am struggling a bit with what to do and how to cope. I think I'm just in a funny mood and needed a bit of a rant, so where better than here where I can rant then read some fab blogs.

My life is currently revolving around lesson proformas and plans. Ergh.

Some one please tell me something happy? I could do with a cheer up.

Love you all long time

Abbly xxx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

My life in dribs and drabs....

My life is currently a blur and i am super tired so if this doesn't make that much sense I apologies in advance.

Well I have officially started placement at an awesome school! It's been a bit nuts recently with everything happening. It is all very surreal to be honest. By Christmas I will be teaching 7 hours of lessons which will be weird thinking I am in control of a class! Gaaaah! Me! In control of a class!!!!

Ok let's back track. Highlight of my book collection, the other day because Danny bought me a Dalek handbook! Which is ace! And something that I will have no chance to read!! Ergh!!

Also the other day I met one of the tutors from my school and I took pictures of what I wore because I love it. My top is yellow and has black hearts all over it. I got it from a charity shop for £2.50 and they are selling the exact top in Tesco for £10! I am clearly cooler! With black jeans and a cardigan both from Tesco. My boots are from matalan in ze sale :) The cheeky grin was from the excitement of meeting mentors and such :) however the icing in the cake was my brilliant and fabulous new bag. I love it and I can thank my lovely boyfriend for it because he gots it for me, let me hear you say awwwwww! He's brill. I love it. He said he was giving it to me for Christmas but said I could use it early for placement :) yay!

Well I need to crack on with my essay right now but I hope to keep you upto date. Hope you are all well :)

Loves Abbly xxxxxx

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The journey from bed to teaching...

Well. It's finally come around. On Monday, I started my life as a teacher trainee. It was THE weirdest feeling ever having to get up early to grab the train and head to Lancaster, but I managed it.

Everyone I have met on the course is lovely. Bit more experienced than me, but they are all so willing to help and be brilliant so I think I am in safe hands. I did a presentation today, I had to stand there and talk about myself for 5 minutes, which is harder than it looks. But, I managed to make everyone laugh. I apologised in advance for my frantic Doctor Who obsession, they seemed to take it well. So yeah, I start placement in 19 days do that should be good :) I am quite looking forward to the challenge!

There are 3 others from my glamourous home town, Jenny, Natalie and David. Jenny drives everyday and has being kind enough to give us a lift so we ate giving her some petrol money and no need for trains for us so YAY!!

I am really sorry if I don't get time to blog much but my tutors said to say goodbye to my life as I know it. It's weird, I feel like I have grown up. It feels like I can freakin do this! YEAH!!!

So the pictures are just what I am meant to be doing (reading the curriculum, woot!... Not) And my new (not so glamourous) wall calendar so I can see when everything is due. I'm getting organised! Let's see how long this lasts...And an ecard that made me giggle. Enjoy!

How are you all bloggers? Any thing new and exciting for you ?

Abby xxxxx