And OFSTED arrived for those last two days as well so both my retirement do's got cancelled.
Well it was inevitable! I was responsible for cursing the school and thus us getting the phone call mid morning Tuesday. I relaxed and threw away all my assessment folders, assessment data intervention plans, last of the teaching folders and my mark books 8.15am that morning in the school's dumpster bins!
It was bound to tempt fate too much! Ce sera sera.
I worked an average 55 hr week for 34 years - some 73,000 hours. 20,000 hours were unpaid overtime - it comes with the territory. It was a privilege and immense honour to work across such great schools and with so many fantastic students and teachers.
And now there is one week left doing sailing, SUP, kayaking and gorge walking activities at our local water sports centre with a great group of teenagers. Thursday is my last day and then it is over. I have no plans other than to sail a bit, redecorate the house and clear garages and basements; then whatever 'her-indoors' has on her list!!!!! So that will be 2017 over!
I will be building some wannigan bins for Arwen's front cockpit; plus a galley box for stove and utensils; and a provisions box for....well food provisions and water. Watch this space for further details. Hope to be out on the water in Arwen next week with a few days camp aboard