Although it's early Friday morning I have already finished the first week in my new job.
Today is an inset day and we are going in for staff training so it won't be a normal day.
But just what is a normal work day for me now?
Incredibly busy for a start!
My head has been spinning all week and even though I am tired I haven't been sleeping well. There is so much to take in, as there always is with a new job.
It's very different to my old job, although that was busy too, this is a different kind of busy.
If I'm being honest I have to admit I'm not coping well with being the new person who knows nothing. In my last job I was the one people asked when they needed help.
G says I am a bit of a control freak (tell me something I didn't know!) and I need to try and relax over the not knowing and just accept I will make mistakes and I can't learn a whole new job in one week.
I haven't been near my camera since Sunday and so the only photos I have to share whist I update my week are from our little walk around the park after we had been to a craft fair in search of Christmas presents.
I'm so glad G came with me as he was able to choose the gifts we are giving his mum and sister this year.
The park looked beautiful, lots of browns and golds.
As well as busy afternoons at work most evenings have had something happening too.
Monday was my sister's birthday so there was a visit to her for chatting, cake and presents.
Tuesday G and I went to see Russell Brand.
He does like to roam around the audience and I was only four people away from him at one point.
He is completely outrageous at times.
He is incredibly articulate at times.
He is utterly mesmerising all the time.
Wednesday was quieter and a bit of this months book club book was read.
Last night G was at T's school for parents evening whilst I went to S's school for a meeting about a residential school trip she is going on early next year.
G heard the same things about T as we have heard before, if he pushed himself a bit more he could accomplish so much more. They all say he is polite (and quick to apologise if he isn't!) but with his options coming up he needs to step it up a bit.
S's trip sounds like it's going to be huge fun. A three day WW2 evacuee themed trip away in the middle of the Dorset countryside, exciting stuff.
Even though I love the golden tones of the autumn trees I do like the stark look of the bird and the sky in this photo.
There was also an extra nice surprise in the middle of the week when I had a visit from Clare. It was so lovely to see her again.
And look what she bought with her.
A present for me.
Made by her own fair hand.
The prettiest star garland to adorn the dresser in the dining room.
Clare makes the most gorgeous quilts and if you haven't discovered her blog then pop over and prepare for a feast for the eyes.
Thank you for my garland Clare, you are a star and I love it.