Every now and again, something happens at work that makes you realise that people do care, all that hard work is recognised and you are appreciated. Today was one of those days. GCSE and A level exams are now all over, and the exams officer with whom I work gave me a beautiful bunch of flowers as a thank you. Working in the exams office is manic and there are three of us in 'Team Exams' and we long for early July when they are all over and we have a few weeks respite before results come in.
So with the last couple of days prompts in mind, I took a few photos of it and played with it in my new toy - Picasa. I love this editing programme, why did no one tell me about it before?! I am collaging everything - I love it!
To those people who have offspring who have been taking exams recently - see that exhausted, washed out looking woman in the bottom left hand corner, it's not just the students who are stressed out by exams, this is what working in an exams office does to you!