A Bit of a Stomp…………….Maybe Not!!!

jby0063lWell I’ve finally thawed out – I think it was about 3 this morning before the fluffy socks came off. Still I won’t be getting that cold again, I’ve got thermal socks and gloves for the next time I head out on the bike -I might even put them on when we play hockey next week. Thankfully it was indoor PE today, though I’ve got to say the dodgy heating in the hall meant it could have been a balaclava moment. In fact never mind the temperature I could have done with the balaclava to drown out the noise. Doing a stomp with year 2 seemed like such a good idea at the time…….

Actually, it’s been loads of fun. I got the idea from another school who were appearing at the ‘Royal Albert Hall’ for the Schools Prom at the same time as us (ahem) Yep I can’t sing for toffee but my claim to fame is singing live there- thankfully there was another 200 in the choir to drown me out  – I’ve appeared at Sheffield Arena as well and I was once in Hello Dolly…… Sorry I’m waffling – back to the stomp. So this school used things like bike wheels, pans, broom handles and their hands and feet to make music – it was amazing. So with part of this terms creative curriculum being about rhythm and beat I thought I’d give it a go. 

To anybody stood outside the school hall it probably sounds like an awful row but in reality – with the help of we will rock you – we are stomping. We may not have the bike tyres and broom handles but we’ve got home-made shakers, coffee tins and plastic bin lids and after only 3 weeks they are getting the hang of it. Not such a bad idea after all. The Methodist School Stomp – coming to a stage near you soon………………….

Stomping through to Saturday

Big weekend ahead

Bring it on

Er…….OUCH!

So I’m sat here feeling drained exhausted and……… a bit like last night really except last night I could move my left shoulder, and didn’t have grazes and bruises forming on certain parts of my anatomy. And to think the day started so well .

Yes, I battled CBA Syndrome and was out running by quarter six, quite a good run despite not having the comfiest of running shoes – finding a replacement for my Nike Free Runners is not going to be easy- not a niggle to be felt in my knee and 2.2 miles done in 18 minutes -fab. Back in plenty of time for a shower and change before heading to work on Boris (my bike) I got there in near record time despite the wind trying to slow me down. Work went well, year 2 dance was great – we’re doing a stomp this half-term and they loved it. All was going great until we went swimming.

First we had the ‘how to squash 60 kids on one bus’ (the other forgot to come!) without having any H & S issues – good job 6 were off ill. Then we had ‘how to get through Wakefield in less than 5 minutes’  – things weren’t going well!! We arrived at the new all singing all dancing leisure centre with only 15 minutes of our lesson left, so it was ‘changed, in – out, changed’. Quickest swim ever – still the afternoon flew by. Bring on the weekend.

Alas the weekend hasn’t got off to the best of starts – with most of Wakefield getting gridlocked due to a serious road accident I was quite relieved to be on the bike knowing that when the queues started I could cycle by – well that was the plan. Shame some moron knocked me off before I got a chance to do that – nice that they thought to drive off and leave me there as well. Thankfully someone else came to my rescue and got Boris and I home in one piece – see there are nice people out there.  So a bit of TLC and Boris and I will be in full working order in no time at all and thank god for my cycling helmet – yes it makes me look a right wally but boy did it do its job today!!

OUUUCCCHHHHHH

Less ouch tomorrow

Bring it on!

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