As I said in my last post, it’s been very quiet around here for a while, there has been a lot of change at Keynko HQ and lots of pastures new! So lets have a bit of a catch up an see how everyone is!
Splosh is now officially a primary school teacher! He has spent the last year slaving away at his PGCE (or PDGE as it is north of the border). It hasn’t been an easy time, the course is very intense, but as always my boy has taken it in his stride and come out stronger for it! We are of course hugely proud of him and I hope the children of Scotland realise how lucky they are to have him as their teacher!
Bernard has turned 21 during our down time!! How can it be possible for my baby to be 21! She is just about at the end of her degree and already has her first first graduate job lined up to start in September! Exciting times ahead for my B, and again just hugely hugely proud of her!
Irish baby continues with her nursery teaching course and astound us with her talent, her compassion and her drive to succeed! I wish I could be be as devoted to studying as she is, I would probably have got a lot further in my life!
Badger, what can I say about him, he is his usual grey grumpy self, but to be honest we wouldn’t have him any other way! He continues to astound me with his creative abilities and fabricate the most amazing things from his shed of doom!
Well there is a story and a half! It’s been a tough couple of years in many ways and particularly the last few months. Tricky work situations have led to some mental health problems and after a huge anxiety attack which resulted in a trip to the hospital, I came to the conclusion that it was time to go! I love my job but nothing is worth destroying your health over. So after much consideration, counselling for my anxiety and lots of tears I have walked away from school and gone back to a previous profession (although with a different slant to it)
The only thing I can be sure of through all of this turmoil I have been through in the last months, has been tribe. my tribe, close friends, people at work who have offered a support hug or a nodding look when I needed it. Without them I couldn’t have made it through. But mostly importantly, my family. My lovely loony family who always make me laugh even on the darkest days, who listen to me moan and complain about everything that is getting me down. But mostly for holding on to me when the world was so swirly I couldn’t see straight.
You guys are amazing and I know that with you guys with me, there isn’t anything I can’t achieve!
I bloody love you guys!