Here are my answers to this week’s questions, which are all about working.
1. Something you’ve laboured over recently?
I’m hardly working rather than working hard at the moment because I’m on my summer break. However, I decided to sort out my wardrobe today as it was bursting at the seams with clothes that either didn’t fit or weren’t my style anymore. I went through the whole lot and organised some bags to take to charity. It felt good to get rid of some of the smaller sized clothes and let go of the pressure to slim down into them.
2. How will you rest on Labor Day?
In the UK, we celebrate Labour Day aka International Workers’ Day on the 1st May. I didn’t realise the US Labor Day was on the first Monday of September. I’ll be spending it at work as we have a training day prior to the students returning to school on Tuesday.
3. Margaret Mead is quoted as saying, “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” Would you agree? Where and how did you learn the value of hard work?
Yes, I’d agree. I inherited a good work ethic from my parents who worked very hard to give us a comfortable life. I knew that nothing would be handed to me on a plate, I would have to work for it.
I started my first job as a kennel hand at 16 years old, and while I found it gruelling to get up so early and come back home smelling less than fresh, it felt good to earn my own money. Nowadays, I do a job that I find exhausting but deeply rewarding. Knowing I’m helping young people keeps me motivated.
4. It’s National Eat Outside Day (August 31st). Will you? Do you enjoy dining ‘al fresco’ or prefer indoor seating?
I didn’t eat outside today as it was a bit breezy. I feel the cold a lot, so I usually prefer to eat indoors. But I do enjoy picnics and BBQs when it’s nice weather.
5. Somehow it’s the end of August. What was the best day of the month for you and tell us what made it so?
The 19th was the best day of the month for me. I went to Nottingham on the train with my sister and her husband to celebrate her birthday. We had lunch at The Kitty Café and it was amazing! There were cats everywhere and a couple sat next to us and enjoyed a good fuss. I fell in love with a 2-year-old boy called Alvin.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Today is the last day of the summer holidays for me. It’s gone so fast, but I had great fun. I’m kind of excited to get back to work and to see my colleagues again. I’m also looking forward to chunky cardigan and hot chocolate season!
Wednesday Hodgepodge is a weekly question-and-answer meme hosted by Joyce from From This Side of the Pond. Every Tuesday, Joyce posts five random questions that participants can answer on Wednesday, before hopping over to the other blogs to leave a comment.
What have you worked hard on recently? Do you enjoy eating outside? Let me know in the comments!
Here in Alabama (southeastern U.S.), school started back several weeks ago – usually around the 9th or 10th of August. It is still really hot here so it is interesting to read that it is cool where you are! Have a great week!
I’m in England so we only get a few weeks of decent heat! Although, saying that, it has become very “muggy” (humid) over the last few days. That seems so early to go back to school. We break up at the end of July so I assume you break up much earlier than us.
Enjoy this new school year. I used to teach and enjoyed summer breaks, but was almost always ready to get back to the routine of September. We live in the southern part of the US and schools start back so early here. My nephew in Pennsylvania doesn’t go back to school until next week.
It’s almost always the first week of September here. I would hate to go back to school in the height of summer. I am definitely ready to get my eating and sleeping habits back on track.
Oh my goodness that cat cafe looks so fun!!! And I can’t wait for sweater weather either.
It was heaven! I wish I could have taken them all home with me.
I enjoyed your answers. I’ve never been to to a kitty cafe though I’ve heard of them.
Thank you. This was my first experience of one and it was amazing. Definitely recommend it if you get the chance.