Category Archives: Cambridge

Miss Dotty Loves- Museums, Filofaxes and New Year

Hello all and happy 2014!

I want to start off by saying I really love New Year and luckily as a teacher I get to celebrate New Year twice! Once in September when the new school year starts and once on January 1st.  I am not one for making resolutions but I do pay extra attention to my goals and 2014 is a year I am going to focus on goal setting a lot more. But sharing goals isn’t the point of this blog post, instead I wanted to share the first few days of 2014. I am coming to the end of my holiday and so my attention is slowly refocusing on school but I wanted to make sure I still made the most of my time off before term starts at full pelt.

January 1st was spent reading (I am currently gripped by The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon), waiting for and then watching Sherlock (#SherlockLives!), a little bit of planning for school (I was feeling inspired) and sorting out my Filofax setup for 2014. Check back soon for a set up post. A lovely relaxed and chilled day!

Cambridge January 2014

January 2nd was spent wandering around Cambridge buying a few stationery items (well how could I resist) and trying to find an A5 Raspberry Finsbury of A5 Holborn Filofax in a sale somewhere. Sadly there were none to be found but I thought I would try anyway! I then went for a walk around The Fitzwilliam Museum which is one of my favourite ways to spend some time. Every time I go I discover new things I missed before and as I wandered around I scribbled notes of things to look up, artists I admired and areas in history I wanted to know more about. The trouble is there is just too much and every time I go to any museum I find my attention and imagination is captured by the stories being told.

Fitzwilliam Cambridge January 2014

So here’s to the rest of 2014! January brings Mr Dotty’s and I birthday and we will be going watch the National Theatre live broadcast of Coriolanus which is currently at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Now to begin planning for more 2014 adventures! What are your plans for this year?

Miss Dotty


A Summer Walk




There is nothing like a walk on a summer’s day.

Slow and gentle, feeling the peace.

A time for thought and reflection.