One of my responsibilities at work is to be in charge of the administration of the annual School Awards Evening. There's a lot of paperwork involved. It involves 70 school prize winners and 44 people getting silver cups and glass trophies. There are parts of it which make me almost a nervous wreck. But today is the day that makes it all worthwhile. The students are all given a set amount of money to put towards a book of their choice and then a week before the event the bookshop delivers them to school to have book plates and book marks put inside them. Today was the day. The day when £750 worth of books are delivered to ME. I love it! I love the diversity of choices and have spent a happy Monday morning sorting and browsing.
Here's what £750 worth of books looks like:
Some people had chosen books I probably ought to have read
Some chose books I would never read even if I lived to be 100
Some look fascinating
Some made you want to pop down the travel agent
Some were really interesting - the secrets that the museums keep for themselves hidden away
Some were amusing
A few people had chosen a 'classic'
One chose one that I think I could learn a lot from
And one was lucky not to be brought home with me
All in all, it's been a pretty good Monday.
Which followed on from a pretty good weekend too - there was much tea and cake involved. A neighbour held a coffee morning as a charity fundraiser for Nepal so naturally I had to go and drink coffee and eat cake. Then we finally moved everything back into the kitchen as the flooring was completed and I had to check the oven was working properly and the only way to do that was to make a cake. After three weeks I was getting withdrawal symptoms from not being allowed to use my cooker!
Let's give up a wave to Sian and see what she's up to this Monday!