Friday, 16 December 2011

Z is given flowers

The Head has asked if I'd be able to go into staff briefing this morning and I said I would, but I was running slightly late - and I do get to appointments on time, so I did indeed run from the car park and just made it.  The Head was waiting for me, didn't let me sign in but whisked me straight through to the staff room.

Okay, so now I know how he feels when he gets praised.  I stared at my feet for a bit and, when everyone clapped, said "thank you - thank you - no, do stop!  It's a pleasure."

And yes, it has been quite a year at the school and it would all have happened just as well if not for me.  I didn't make the difference, but I have given all the support I can and I've done pretty well.  The flowers are not undeserved, but they are unnecessary.

Although the weather has become mild and wet - apparently much of the country has snow - there's nothing like end of term to make the holiday spirit kick in.  I'm having lunch with two other governors at a nice pub in the next village where they have good food and a log fire, and then we're going along to the informal pop concert at the school in the afternoon.  Great fun, staff and students join in, governors don't, fortunately.

Oh, and  Lovejoy lives!  Well, that doesn't surprise me at all.  Have you actually met Rog?

13 comments:

PixieMum said...

The flowers were necessary to show how appreciated you are by the school.

I am sure the readers of your blog would like to show their appreciation of your writing and thoughts in this way too.

As I have said before, I do not know how you achieve everything , your roles in looking after the Sage and all his interests, your children and their children, the school, your home, church, music.......

Thank you for sharing the flowers with us all.

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Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Z:
We are delighted for you. One is always appreciative of gestures, such as this, made in recognition of what we know in your case, as Chair of Governors, to be a great deal of hard work, time and commitment, all of which is carried out on a totally voluntary basis. The school is most fortunate in having you.

Rog said...

Lovely touch - that head knows how much work you do unpaid.

I'm pleased to have avoided appearing in the Sun.

haricot said...

You have such things worth doing,
and your work is deserved with the bouquet. The colors are classy.
Your day was really fulfilled, I guess. Thank you for sharing it.

Blue Witch said...

What a lovely thought. It's nice to receive such getures I always feel.

Nice to find a school not sending the kiddies home at lunchtime today.

Blue Witch said...

And @NASA_SDO neeed a lesson in apostrophes methinks. 'it's" as a possessive form indeed.

lx said...

Well done.

Scarlet Blue said...

Beautiful, and well deserved!
Sx

Z said...

I know, BW. I'd have corrected the link if I could.

I like my place in the background, supporting those who do the real work. It is very kind, though, and I appreciate it.

georgie said...

You definitely deserve at least one bouquet for all of your hard work for the school.
I hoped your mention of Lovejoy meant the series had new episodes!

Z said...

Sorry, Georgie!

The flowers are lovely, it was the words that made me embarrassed.

How do we know said...

you ARE lovely, Z, and so are the flowers!