Here are a small selection of my favourite photos from last week's break in the New Forest...
Boats on the Beaulieu River - in early morning stillness after the storms had passed..
The hotel's landing stage and reflections of a deep blue sky..
Reflections further up the river as we walked to the little village of Beaulieu..
Sunset over the marina by the hotel...
..And a seriously dramatic sky (taken a few moments later)
Stormy skies over the Isle of Wight and the Needles...
..And the last sunset of the holiday at Lymington Marina..
I really didn't enjoy the transition back to work this morning.
The pupils were fairly grumpy too - I think we all wanted to be at home under our respective duvets!
After school we had a staff meeting about the latest changes to our pay and conditions.
Pay.... deteriorating (in real terms against the cost of living)
I've popped a couple of shells from the coast near Lymington next to my computer in my classroom.
A little reminder of the beauty of things when everything gets a bit complicated...