October 2018

May 2018

A reminder …

2018-05-23T20:29:05+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Personal, Teaching|

Every year that I teach goes in a blur. It feels like I'm on a 6 to 8 week cycle with the bottom of the wash basket** only being seen once a cycle (**insert any household task that only gets done in the holidays!) and then the next thing you [...]

February 2018

Random ramblings

2018-02-02T09:56:28+00:00February 2nd, 2018|From the Coal Face, Personal|

I’m writing this as a way to reflect so you may want to just pass on by … there’ll probably be nothing worth reading if I’m honest as I’m just going to freestyle and write whatever springs to mind so strap yourself in. A few weeks ago I was discussing [...]

July 2017

June 2017

Todays embarrassing moment ..

2017-07-02T19:57:01+00:00June 28th, 2017|Blog, Personal|

This one is better than falling asleep last week on the train because it all happened in public  ... I swear I am a complete and utter knob at times! This morning I was at one of the Pearson collaborative network meetings and thought: "ooh I like that NAVY LINEN dress" [...]

Sooooooo ….

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Blog, Personal|

At about 8:30 this evening my conversation on the phone with my hubbie went a little like this: Me: Hiya. I'm on the last leg of my train journey - should get in to Brum just after 9. Good day? Him: Yep. You? (he's not a phone person!) Me: Yeah. [...]

April 2017

October 2016


2017-07-02T19:57:05+00:00October 27th, 2016|Blog, Personal|

A few weeks ago I had a phone call to say that a parcel had arrived for me in reception. I'd thought it was just something my hubbie had ordered from eBay and could wait - the new beard trimmer he had ordered a week or so before (that we [...]

September 2016

August 2016

Another year …

2016-08-23T01:31:34+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Personal|

I can't sleep. I had all these grand ideas about being able to do a blog post a day but I have slipped easily into "normal" life and spent lots of time doing things that I don't have time to do in term time. To be honest I've tried to [...]

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