the joy of a good skive

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The day of unexpectedly hiding

Under the duvet covers,

Phil and Holly on TV

Or an hour of work

When the boss is in meetings

And there is nothing to do

But sit with a coffee

And gossip with glee;

That is the joy

Of a last minute skive,

There’s nothing quite like it

To make you feel beautifully alive.

I had two Year 7 classes today and they were both being tested for their reading, so for one glorious day I had almost nothing to do. And that is such a beautiful feeling.

I think we must be wired to do as little as possible if we are given half the chance. It’s funny, because I don’t consider myself as a lazy person, but given a bit of unsupervised time, I turn into the most slothful human being on the planet.

A couple of weeks ago we had a big storm here in the UK, and a lot of the schools in our area closed down. I kept checking our website to see if ours was closing and it was stubbornly staying open.

I eventually left home and when I got to work, I had the unsettling feeling that the building was a bit too quiet. An email had been sent about ten minutes after I left to say they were closing.

I should have been annoyed that I had an hour round trip for no reason, but that feeling of getting back in my car and driving home was luxurious. I would even go as far as to say that it felt like a spa day.

There are probably people reading this and thinking what an awful lazy person I am, but as the saying goes ‘when the cat’s away, the mice come out to play’. And if I can get away with not doing much, I will…..and I’ll have fun doing it.

Much Love

Rachel xx

6 thoughts on “the joy of a good skive

  1. Margot Kinberg

    Oh, that’s great that you had an unexpected skive day, Rachel. It reminds me of when I was a kid, and there’d be the occasional snowstorm during the winter. We always tuned in to find out whether our school was closed for the day, and if it was, what a great day that was! Snow days were great treats.

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