I took a different tube today. It was a slightly earlier one than I normally get. Jubilee Line. It was 8.30am when I got on at West Ham and packed: prime time for those Essex commuters to be getting into for work at Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Waterloo. Apart from being slightly more crushed … Continue reading Tube Ruminations
Well let's start with the frank admission that I totally forgot about blogging yesterday! My memory is notoriously poor though! Based on the prompt word of the day "notorious" and my faux pas and my infamous memory, maybe I should reflect on how I cope with the problem. Firstly I have a fantastic memory for … Continue reading Notorious
In the spirit of breathing new life into some old draft blog posts, I have resurrected this one from last autumn. This is a post about stories, what they are, why they matter and how they can help. By chance, today is the day the UK officially gives notice to quit the European Union. It is a marker … Continue reading The importance of many stories
Feeling rotten, snotty and coughing all over the place. My head is pounding. Horrible cold and flu. But I have had to get a colleague to cover a teaching session this afternoon. Which makes me feel worse. I often think parenting is one long guilt trip. Now I'm thinking teaching may be as well. So … Continue reading Bleurghhh
Risk is something that has been occupying my mind for some time now both professionally and personally. I have been in post for over six months and passed my probation. I’m starting to take more responsibility for the teaching in my subject steer areas and understanding where the gaps are in what we could be … Continue reading How to Break, Not Bend the Rules* (Part One)
My dad was a big Dire Straits fan. If you've read my blog post How does it feel to be a problem? you'll be able to guess why. I like lots of their songs but one I really love is "It never rains around here, it just comes pouring down." And that feels like a particularly apt … Continue reading It never rains around here…
So it has been a roller coaster of a few months with ups, downs and a near constant speed that makes you feel slightly giddy. Everything in my life seemed to climax in May whilst I am still getting to grips with a new job. The last two weeks have been tough, I have been … Continue reading Ready for Half Term!