As of now I am back in full-time employment after a 3 year break!
My 10-month contract starts with one of the local schools today and although I have been working for them since June sporadically, I am now officially 'on the clock' as us Brit's say.
Working p/time in June/July without kids or teaching staff around, has really helped me acclimatise and learn alot of what I need to know - like where everything is we might need. I also have all the big events on my school calendar and know when I need to start preparations for them.
I am really looking forward to the teachers returning next week, as I took this job partly for the camaradarie and team aspect. The last two months have seemed very quiet at times with just a few staff popping in and out. That will all change at the end of next week though, when my office will once again become the main hub for the school. I cannot wait :-)
No more late nights for me, from now on it's up with the lark and the hubster at 6am!