I feel like I’ve been a curmudgeonly old sod the past few weeks and so I think it would be good to list some positives. Maybe 3-5 each? But feel free to post more / less.
My eldest has probably had her best autumn term so far. Really proud of her for little things like managing to stay calm when the Christmas songs went wrong in school assembly, and being really kind to her younger sister. She’s written the sweetest Christmas list (it’s ridiculously modest)
I’m six months in to my secondment and I’ve managed not to break down, or throw in the towel or anything. I feel genuinely challenged / stretched for the first time in years. I’m working on procuring a couple of shared houses to get a bunch of rough sleepers off the street (a sort-of Housing First pilot) and the l**ting ag*nts I’ve approached haven’t totally dismissed me.
I’ve got a nice walk planned on Saturday. Some of Mrs CCB’s work friends are coming along too (we had a load of them for dinner a few weeks ago and they actually want to socialise with us again!)
my colleague brought in some amazing breakfast goods for his birthday and I had a pain au chocolate that was almost as big as my face