A broken necklace! I found it on the path at the front of school at the end of work yesterday. There was no-one around and lots of the heavier beads had rolled into the flower beds, so it was clear that it wasn't going to be reclaimed and resurrected by its owner. I pottered around in the semi-darkness and collected as many beads as I could in my sandwich box. I think they are really pretty and there must be a little 'crafty' use for them eventually. After a couple of heavy days 'at the chalk face', this 'fortunate find' completely made my evening!
It's typical of the affluent area that I work in that someone would leave a broken necklace like this. I'm always amazed by the amount of money and 'stuff' my pupils have. It wouldn't cross their minds that these beads could easily be repaired. Oh well - their loss is my gain I suppose! At least Year 8 boys aren't going to find them and use them as missiles.... I might work in a 'nice' school but 12 year old boys will always give into temptation!!!!
For those of you who read my 'detox diet' post earlier in January.. today is my 15th day without caffeine! I finally stopped craving it around Day 11 - so it's been quite a hard slog. I've been off sugar and refined foods for the same length of time but a couple of glasses of wine crept in when we were socialising last weekend. I guess the important thing is that the midweek drinking has stopped! My colleagues are sceptical that I'm going to be able to maintain this. They're not big into 'moral support'!