Monday, 13 December 2010

Heart Melting Moment 3

On early, early morning, I was trying to ignore my little one and get some more shut eye.

"Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Maam," he insisted at the top of his voice.

I looked at the time.

5 a.m.

I had only been asleep 4.5 hours. I needed more sleep.

"Mama," he said, "'top it kheep."

(Mama, stop it sleep).

I had to get up.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Hoxton Street's Monster Supplies

End of term is always so busy. There's a lot going on: Xmas assemblies; Xmas lunches for staff and children; the Panto; the staff night out; marking and yet more marking and inputting APP assessments onto the school server. I can't wait for the two weeks off where I can just relax and breathe. Oh, and do some sale shopping!

Came across a lovely little shop on Hoxton Street today while driving into Central London. It's called Hoxton Street's Monster Supplies. They sell a variety of different types of canned fear and jarred edible "human" preserves for the living and dead alike. It was hard to keep a straight face when the sales guy asked some customers who walked in after me if they were monsters or were looking for something for monsters they knew. The shop also runs writing workshops for young people and I was offered to have a look as I showed interest in bringing my class there. I was taken to a door and asked to provide a password. Put on the spot like that I could hardly think of what to say! You can check them out here for more details. It was a quaint little shop and loved the creativity behind it.