OMGoodness, where have I been??? It doesn't seemlike 5 minutes since I last blogged but I just spotted that it was right back at the beginning of June! So much has happened since then. A couple of months ago the boss invited me into his office to tell me that the child that I support is moving to a new school in September, thus rendering me officially unemployed. I wasn't worried though because I knew that other opportunities would arise. That's the biggest drawback of my job, as an SEN Teaching Assistant it is only ever possible to be employed on a temporary basis, usually for the duration of the child's stay in that school. Up to now I've had to go through the interview process every 12 months, and it doesn't get any easier!! It's bad enough being interviewed full stop, but when you're being interviewed by people who know you well, it's even worse and they don't cut you any slack!! LOL!
Anyway, later that day one of our long-standing TA's whispered in my ear that she'd handed her notice in! OMG! Have you ever felt really sad, and really excited at the same time? What a weird emotion it is. I love her to bits and really don't want to see her leave, but by the same token, here was a fantastic opportunity with a permanent job up for grabs. Anyway, the long and short of it is that I got the job!! YAY!! I am staying in Year 1 for ever! WooHoo!!! My interview was on 12th June and I was offered the post on the same day and it still hasn't really sunk in - I am over the moon!
The following day I received a message from a lovely lady called Andrea inviting me to be a Guest on her Stamp with Fun blog. OMGoodness, what an honour! Naturally I accepted with great pride, then Andrea went on to offer me a full-time DT post! WooHoo!! I have been dying to shout about this because I am thrilled, honoured and really looking forward to being part of this fabulously talented team!
My first challenge is #167 and is called Angel. A great opportunity for me to jump onto the Christmas Card-making bandwagon of 2012. Here is my card:
The papers are Bearly Mine Designs from their Christmas Dreams digi kit and sweet Angel Tilda was coloured with pencils
the stars were applied digitally to give it a bit of a Christmassy feel! LOL! Hope you like it, and thank you for stopping by! Please pop over to Stamp with Fun to see the other fab samples that the DT have created!
Have a great day - I've got a TED day so I intend to have fun! :o) xx