Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Just A Perfect Day

We are at the end of 2013. It was not a particularly good year for blogging - there never seemed enough time amongst the busy-ness of life. So I've decided to abandon the usual review of the year post and think about my favourite day of the year instead.

Monday 8th July 2013

Andy Murray had won Wimbledon the day before. I was elated (and perhaps just a little bit smitten).

I had reached the penultimate day of my PGCE course. Excited catching up with friends and tutors.

London bathed in glorious sunshine. We picnicked in Russell Square.

I found out that my placement grade had been uplifted to Outstanding. I was floating on air.

I tottered (in ridiculously high wedges) across the West End, able to take in the sights and sounds of life for the first time in months without having to focus on tasks and targets. I felt like a free spirit.

I met Judith Kerr. She was delightful.

I came home to find loved ones sat in the garden, relaxing in the evening sunshine.

I logged onto the university website and saw my MA level grades - 2 at A grade. Beyond what I had imagined achieving.

We drank Prosecco and laughed. It was a special time.

I was at the end of something I'd worked so hard for and an exciting new adventure was about to begin. It was "just a perfect day".

Thanks for sharing this year and my adventures with me.
Looking forward to seeing you on the other side of midnight in 2014. 
Wishing you the very best of everything you hope for in the new year! x


  1. Isn't it wonderful when we have such special memories. I've got a similar one from when I finished my degree (MANY years ago!) - meeting up with friends in a park and eating watermelon! When I finished my PGCE however I just remember being absolutely knackered! Well done on getting through your first term - it does get easier! Jane x

  2. Ah Jo I have tears in my eyes reading that - sounds like a perfect day alright! I cannot wait to feel that light and airy feeling again, feels a long way off at the moment! Happy new year lovely and thank you so much for all your support this year! xxx

  3. What a super day to relive! Hope 2014 is even better :)

  4. Here's to many more perfect days. Happy New Year!

  5. Oh this is a lovely post! Thank you for sharing it with us. Hope there are many more perfect days for you in 2014. xx

  6. What a lovely post! I can see why it was a special, magical day - all those terrific things happening at once. And so nice to see all your hard work being recognised. x