Thursday, 9 September 2010

Sign-ups and spoilt children


Hmm, I just learnt that I didn't take many photos yesterday....! But here's a round-up of lessons learnt:
  • We're completely out of milk! Oops!
  • There are already 11 people on my class list, yay!*
  • It's so hot in here - by the window (which doesn't open) is not the best place to be located*
  • I've got enough people! My class will definitely run :-)*
  • This open day isn't as boring as I thought it might be*
  • I have my own pigeon hole in the office?!*
  • Some parents spend WAY too much money on their kids (I overheard a couple of them talking about how much they'd spent on birthday parties and gifts)
  • My pension forecast appears to be pitifully low. And the number of qualifying days doesn't look right, either. Is it wrong, or is it because I work part-time?
  • The Boy's been using a birthday party invitation as a bookmark all week. I need to RSVP asap!
  • I've been bitten. Again :-( Why do little bitey insects find me so appetising?
  • It's nice to have House Group again (not least because it makes me tidy the house before people arrive, ahem...)
There don't seem to be any more digi templates available yet, possibly because Shimelle's on her travels. Unfortunately this means I can't yet make my digi pages for the last couple of days. Meanwhile, here's Day 5 redone in just shades of blue - I think it works better than the blue and pink together :-)


* I thought maybe I needed to flesh out this story a bit! In May I spoke to the manager at a local place that offers weekly classes in a variety of different subject areas, including languages, photography, local history, quilting, etc, etc. As a result of our conversation I put together a proposal for a new class in cardmaking and papercrafts, and he approved of it and included it in the brochure for this term. It was always provisional on me getting enough interested people signing up - and as of yesterday, I have!! So I start teaching the class in a couple of weeks :-)

19 comments:

Cheri said...

Mel - I too am waiting for the next round of digi templates. In the meantime, I used yours and I've rearranged some of the first five... just to be able to keep up! :)

Elizabeth said...

I'm so jealous of your pupils! I hope we'll see what you teach.

Ruth said...

Oh, well done you! Your pupils/students will love what you have them producing! x

Rachel B said...

Well done Mel, that sounds great and I'm sure they will love it!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Woohoo! congrats on your class! I start teaching a new art journaling class on Sunday. Looking forward to it!
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

Good Luck with the class, you will be an inspiration, I know!

I sooo empathise on the 'bite' front! I am a walking banquet for insects, both at home & abroad!!!

Mary B said...

Well done Mel happy teaching.

Miss Smith said...

Great news about the class,so exciting! I hope you will be posting your projects for us to see...

Rhona said...

Congrats on getting enough people for your class, you'll do a great job! Look forward to seeing what you make :) x

Denise said...

Okay, so I've now got to learn how to use another digi template, I might be a while !I am really hoping we see what you teach too- well done :-)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Congrats on getting your class full!

Lizzie said...

Oh yay! Well done for getting your course set up and all those students! I too am hoping to run a course, in Spring Term - probably a one-day workshop - for the kids at J's Saturday club. Considering papercrafts, book-binding or making sock pets. Sock pets are ahead just now!
Good luck with your course - the examples look lovely. The students will like those!
Just for the record, DS told me the other day, that he thought too many parents spent too much money on their kids. We were discussing birthday & christmas presents. He told me what he'd like for his birthday, but that he didn't expect us to buy all of it, or spend more than a certain (quite reasonable!) amount. He said some kids get presents that cost hundreds and he thinks it's bad for them. So there you are - a (nearly) 13-year-old's viewpoint.

debs14 said...

Will you be doing on-line classes too? Only I'm not sure I can get to where you live in time to join in! Please do share what you do with your pupils. Well done on getting enough people signed up.

SarahLP said...

Congratulations on your class, that's brilliant news! And it might be just the kick I need to send my CV to our local adult ed college.. been meaning to for a few weeks.

11 people signed up, that is fantastic! Your card samples look gorgeous by the way.

scrappyjacky said...

Hope the class goes well....I'm sure your students will love it.
The number of qualifying days probably looks wrong because you work part-time....they base it on full-time equivilent.

Amy said...

The blue does look good for this layout :-)

I think your crafty group is going to be in for a treat Mel - I wish I could be there!

Karen said...

So glad your class filled up. I don't think you'd want a lot more than 11 unless they are coming with some experience. I hope you'll share what this is like---and more of your lovely samples as well.

Liberty :) said...

Brilliant news!!! Can I be a student?! ;)

Sian said...

Congratulations on the class! I'm sure it will be a roaring success.

That overspending on birthday parties really gets me down too. My two are past the age for a lot of parties, thank goodness but I used to find buying presents for kids who already had everything a profoundly depressing expereince.