The work being done outside here is progressing, although it looks as if not a lot has happened recently. Trouble is, there’s a lot to do and none of it gets finished. So the drive hasn’t been touched for a while, because we are waiting for some electrical work (if we fill in then a trench will have to be dug later), part of the paving has been laid but then, because it’s a good time of year to do it, work has been done on the hedges around the fields and there were some fallen trees and branches to deal with. I hope that has been done mostly and we can finish the paving, at least. I’m tired of it looking like a work in progress. Still, at least ‘progress’ is a good sign.
The school’s Ofsted report is online now if you want to read it. We’ve had to call an extra governors’ meeting for this week to wrap up final approval for various academy matters and am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be a quorum. Just another couple of weeks and I can wind right down for the summer. It will be good. I rather wish now that I was having a holiday, but there isn’t any time. I only had a few spare days, and now we’ve arranged a party for one of them – though in fact, it would have been such a rushed break that it wouldn’t really have been a very good idea. I’d just like to get away completely for a few days, that’s all.
I must spend most of the next few days making cakes and so on, for the festival at the weekend. The kitchen is too hot for really enjoyable cake-making, but I expect I won’t mind once I get started. Weeza and Zerlina are going to come and stay for two nights, which will be lovely. Phil is going to do a bike ride – rather odd, it’s an overnight thing from London to Suffolk. Dunwich, I think. I can’t think why one would want to spend the whole night cycling, and I’m not sure how it works out – I think they must be going by bus to London and then be taken back to Norwich again afterwards.