So today I toddled in to the car maintenance shop in Yagnub where the very helpful owner had also ordered me a new rear windscreen wiper and brought them all home. And reader, I fitted them. Yes, I know it’s not that hard, but I’ve never done it before, having always had a husband for that sort of thing. I still have the husband but he has lost interest in such matters over the last couple of years and besides, he’s out.
When done, I duly tested them and have to admit an arms-in-the-air triumphant “Yes!” moment.
2 After the Finance meeting today, two of my fellow Trustees and I (all the governors are academy directors, though we don’t use the term normally, but four of us are Members of the Academy Trust, though we avoid saying that too, most of the time) had an informal chat and I broached a subject that’s needed to be talked about for a while, ie succession planning. It’s up for discussion about staff anyway, but I was talking about me. Not for a while, I’m not standing down yet, but that’s the point of calling it succession planning. My aim is not to be missed when I leave because I’ll have prepared for it. And we’re going to start by raising the matter, not just about me but other key governors, at our Steering meeting on Monday week.
3 The air has changed. Though still cold, winter is no longer here. I trust it won’t be back for at least 8 months.
4 My passport runs out in December. I’m going to Turkey in September and need to have 6 months at least in hand (I mean, on the date – I’m only going for a week). Oh joy, a new passport photo. I’m going to Beccles tomorrow, I might as well go into the post office and pick up a form – as I remember, you can’t get them here.
5 Talking of going to Beccles tomorrow, the purpose of that is to meet Squiffany after gymnastics and take her out to lunch and Shopping! for her birthday on Wednesday. She will be eight. I know, it’s hard to believe, she’s older than this blog.