A medieval morality play. Doesn’t that sound appealing? No? Throw in a rewrite by Carol Ann Duffy, and a lead actor in the form of Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years A Slave and you might be a little more tempted. I … Continue reading Everyman: a lesson in life
There are actually elements of classroom teaching I miss. No, I never thought I’d say that either. It has been an entire year since I packed up my belongings and left my classroom. This was a small snippet of the … Continue reading Six things I miss about class teaching – yes really!
Or six months divorced, whatever you prefer really. Either way, six months ago today, my divorce was finalised. It feels like forever ago, and a complete world away from where I am now. It feels I have been living this … Continue reading Six Months Single
Last weekend was my first lie in for 13 days. On the Monday night I travelled home from London, getting in the door after 10:30 only to get up at 6 and do it all again on Tuesday. I don’t remember the last time I had a ‘night in’. I can’t exactly moan about being tired, or the bags under my eyes, because frankly it’s my own fault. I find it extremely hard to say ‘no’ to a social invitation. One of the now-not-so-new joys of my life is the lack of work outside of working hours. The result of this … Continue reading Rest, or ‘trying not to be permanently exhausted’
Remember the exhilaration of an hour in a soft play centre, and how you’d run exuberantly, making the most of each minute in there? You could barely stand to dash out for a gulp of Ribena before you bombed back in again, fearful of wasting a precious moment. Continue reading The gift of time