Happy New Year, everyone! I love the calm time of the early New Year, so full of hope for the things that might get done, so full of possibilities. A time of tidying - around the house and around the mind - so that, for a day or two, it's possible to believe one's life is in control again.
Today the children go back to school. Ah, yes! I know this because yesterday was a blip in my "calm time". I was booked as part of a big INSET day for some Kirklees first school staff. All those heroic teachers, trying to enjoy the sessions, and bravely trying to ignore this morning. Why? Because, today, children who've been up till midnight for the last fortnight,filling up with sweets and fizzy drinks, will be struggling into school as if it's a different time zone. Good luck, all of you! (And thanks for being so positive, too!)