The girls' school is closed today due to the snowfall we have had over the weekend and overnight, and so we have them at home today. We were up at 6.30am and making the usual preparations for the day when the status changed on the local authority website, and then we checked the school website too, and the girls were thrilled at the thought of a longer weekend! We have had quite a bit of snow, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Head wanted to close the village school today as well.
Older people are constantly telling us that the schools never closed "in their day" and the FH is one of them. What I can't get him to grasp is that back then, 65 or 70 years ago, the teachers usually lived in the village or town where they taught, or possibly just a few miles away, and they could walk to school in bad weather, as they probably did all year round. Today's teachers generally live further from their work - we have just one teacher here who lives in the village at present, although I know another will be moving to the village soon. The others live between 10 and 30 miles away and travel each day. At the girls' school, I know of teachers who live even further away. We have contingency plans for how much of the school we can open depending on how many teachers can get in..........just had the call and we are waiting on hearing from one teacher as to whether she can get here as her presence would tip the balance towards opening.......
So, a day at home, in front of the fire, is on the cards. I still need to plough on with my studies as normal on a Monday, so I'll be doing that. The EFG has taken advantage of the day off to go back to bed for a while, and the YFG is watching tv at the moment, although I know it won't be long before she has her head in a book! There is a slight pink glow to the sky, which looks quite ominous, so I wonder what the day will bring? Probably more of the white stuff.
I hope that you are all safe and warm if you are in snowy areas of the world - but if you are in somewhere hot and sunny, give us a wave!
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