The children are our future

Hola. Hope you are well.

I also hope you all got through Valentines Day unscathed. On last week’s blog post I asked if women actually like Valentines day, from the comments I got and having spoken to my female friends it would appear women are just as unenthused by it as men. Ok, I’m not saying get your wife/girlf nothing, but it would appear women will be happy enough with a card and food. Take your other-half to a restaurant, if the recession hasn’t hit your pocket or a maybe a take away for the rest of us. Should anyone be interested, we had fish & chips. Please note guys this is isn’t a scientific survey, so if next year you give your wife/girlf a card and a take away and she doesn’t appreciate it, don’t blame me, as it’s quite clearly your fault for listening to an unknown comedian.

I also mentioned last week that I’ve now got my CRB clearance, I’d also registered with a couple of teaching agencies, so I was ready for the madness that is work, or so I thought. On Tuesday, I got a call from one of the agencies at 8:40 in the morning, sending me to work at a nursery. This did surprise me, firstly as at the time they rang me I was about to do some washing up, as I thought if I was required for work that day they would have rung me before this. And the second reason I was surprised is because when I registered with the agencies I did say I didn’t work with really young children. But as it was my first job with the agency and because the nursery was only a few stops on the tube from where I live, I accepted the job. I got to the nursery and got shown round, I say got shown around, what actually happened was the woman pointed me to things without moving from her spot, a master of efficiency. To be honest the day wasn’t as bad as it could have been. The worst part was in the afternoon, when I was assigned to feed a young girl (about 1 yr old) some green mush. This could have gone one of two ways, she could have just eaten the food making me look good, or she could have burst into tears. Naturally she did the latter, and I can’t help thinking she knew exactly what she was doing. What was quite good, is the fact the children get to nap early in the afternoon and after they wake up, they get to have a sing-song. I couldn’t help thinking they should introduce this in everyone’s place of work, I’m sure it would make for a happy workforce. 

Also last week, I joined another library, which means I’m now a member of libraries in 4 boroughs, Manchester, Trafford and since moving to London, Lewisham and Southwark. I worked out that if I wanted I could get out 50 books in total. With that amount I could open my own library. I shouldn’t say that not even in jest because the way this government are trying to close libraries it might give David Cameron ideas.

And Finally… Arguably the most exciting thing that happened to me last week was seeing Les Dennis wandering around, minutes from my flat. I don’t know what he was doing there and I didn’t get to speak to him, or do that noise that happens when people on Family Fortunes get the answer wrong. But despite this it was still quite exciting. Feel free to let me know if you’ve ever  met or seen Les Dennis, maybe we could set up some kind of group.

Til next week, stay safe!