Miss Marland's blog

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 2:56pm

Hi Everyone,

This is my first attempt at a blog on our school website so I'm typing with my fingers crossed in the hope that it works. It has certainly been a very strange experience being in school over the last 2 weeks.  Usually there are 700 children and lots of grown ups around and school is a busy, lively and noisy place to be.  Now it seems very quiet and the playground feels deserted in the mornings without all of you hanging around chatting and playing.  But we all know that the way to stop this horrible virus transferring from person to person is to stay at home as much as we can and only leave our homes either when it is essential, or for some exercise.

So what are you all doing to keep yourselves busy?  I have re-organised my kitchen cupboards and cleared a lot of stuff out.  It's a job I've been threatening to do for more than 20 years but the problem is that I can't take it to a charity shop because they are shut, so now I've got a huge pile of stuff in the hall and I've already stubbed my toes on it twice!  I have been learning a few more tunes on my keyboard, and I have borrowed a violin from a friend. I've not played since I was 14 so you can probably imagine how rusty my skills are and what my playing sounds like. Added to that, our lovely Halle choir directors are doing practices by live-streaming on Facebook on Sunday evenings so I am getting a lot of music in, which is fab.  I'm not sure that my neighbours Ray and Chris are as thrilled as me by it though smiley.

My two cats Millie and Muamba (yes, he is named after a footballer - see if you can find out about Fabrice Muamba who played for Bolton Wanderers) keep glaring at me like I have no right to be at home during the day - I think I am cramping their style. My great nephew Cameron was 16 on Tuesday and had a mini music festival in his garden with his mum and dad, brother and sister.  I think he might want a proper celebration when life returns to normal.  What are you going to do if it's your birthday in the next couple of months?

It would be fab to hear from lots of you to let me know how you are feeling, what you are doing, recommending any good books you've read or films you have seen.

Stay home and stay safe, and drop me a line to let me know how you are.

Miss Marland x

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