I'm not very up on school holidays these days as my two have long since left school, but I think it must be around now that the children are breaking up for Easter. Do they still have end of term school reports? Well, when my Mum came down for Mother's Day she'd been doing some 'sorting out' and had come across some old primary school reports of mine which she brought with her.
The first thing I noticed was the very large class number – 42 in this case, but on one of the other reports there were 48 of us in the class, and yet we managed to learn and wouldn't have dreamed of misbehaving, or we would've been sent to the Headmaster for the cane!
That never happened to me, although the teacher that wrote this particular report once made me stand on my chair for 15 minutes in class. And what was my heinous crime? Small handwriting!
Let me explain. I had, and in fact still have, very untidy handwriting. I was starting a new exercise book so was making a supreme effort to write neatly and the writing was on the small side – OK, it was VERY small! Did it deserve the punishment handed out? Probably not, but I've never written that small again!
Looking at the teacher's remarks, I did always try to give my best and work hard, but it was the last bit that made me laugh. Good a Needlework – that's true, I even used to make clothes for a small boutique many years ago. BUT, good at Art? NEVER!!! Don't anyone show this to Dawn Bibby or she'll think I don't try in her craft hours. I'm on with her at 11pm on Saturday night and I'd hate to have to stand on a chair on TV!
What was your favourite subject at primary school? Believe it or not, mine was Maths!
I hope you all have a really enjoyable Easter and spend at least some of it with QVC as we have lots of terrific shows including Liz Earle, Richard Jackson and South Western Silver to name but a few. And we also have lots of Easter Surprises coming up, so stay tuned!
Oh, and don't eat TOO many chocolate eggs!