Monday, August 19, 2013

Banjo Baby....

Before husband left he bought me an early birthday present.... 
Very early my birthday is in November!

A banjo!!!!

I've wanting one for a while and dragged him around
 enough banjo shops to let him realise I was serious...

It's so big in comparison to my tiny wee uke...

Now all I've got to do is figure out how to play it.... 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Husband in London....

Husband came to visit at the weekend.
The last time he's going to make it out here as today he started sailing across the ocean.  ( he'd probably correct me for saying that it's probably a biscay or sea or something)

Having him so close by has been amazing. Seeing him every couple of weeks has been a short enough time to keep me going on inbetween, but from mow on visits are going to be far and few... I hope I can make it....

Friday, August 16, 2013

Stepping out...

Final exam today...
one more week left of the course.

It's had its ups and downs.
I wonder what i'll think when i look back on today
and think of the lesson that i taught
to prove myself as a teacher.

It wasnt my best lesson,
but it was ambitious and fun-filled...
i hope that is the kind of teacher that i will be.

I think i'm going to be the crazy teacher...
from the way that the students looked at me today!

Soon i'll be stepping out into this brand new life
as a ballet teacher,
I wonder where it will take me,
i wonder if it will fulfil me
i wonder if i will fulfil my students.

Only time will tell....

Monday, August 5, 2013

From student to teacher....

I'm not sure if i've mentioned previously the ballet teachers course i'm doing.
its the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dance Teachers Diploma.
To get on the course your required to have been a professional dancer
for a few years .
This means that everyone on the course has some sort of performing background.

Last week was our first chance at actually teaching real life students,
and not just us pretending to be students.

I was quite pleased with how my three classes went.
At times on the course i wonder if i've learnt anything or if it has
all gone in one ear and out the other,
but i felt far more confident teaching than 
i ever had before,
more aware of how to teach and what to teach
and just doing what i think might be right.

That said i dont agree with all the things we are being taught,
and i'm finding the essay writing part of it pretty tough to do,
mainly trying to fit all my thoughts into a regimented style
and word count is tricky....
hey...i'm artistic dont box me in!

The good news is that for now i'm definitely
enjoying teaching....

two weeks till the big final exam
and 2 more essays to hand in.

my sanity might not make it...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

I am....

I am an anti-social nobody.
i am an expert seat-getter on the train, elbows out.
i am too out spoken for my own good.
i am a wife who misses her husband.
i am messy pup.
i am caught been trying my hardest and wanting to do my best and being too tired to care anymore.
i am a movie watcher.
i am struggling to have the concentration to read a good book at the moment
i am upset by the absence of the ability to read those good books.
i am a sleeper