Tag Archives: School

Skool Teekchers Wot Ay Haf Noan: part one – Maple Road Primary

I have been taught by the timid, the tremendous, the tired and the terrible – quite a few of the latter in truth. The best weren’t necessarily either good teachers or knew their subject but they had character – some … Continue reading

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French: Its Part In My Humiliation

South London tried its hand at snow today (Sunday) without much success. The alternating snow-rain-snow combo isn’t going to work, weather-people. It did generate a little brolly-flattery as we walked Dog, with a passer-by calling out ‘nice umbrella’ to the … Continue reading

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N is for Nativity #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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M is for Monitor #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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B is for Brockenhurst

Brockenhurst is a small town in the New Forest. If you want some boring stuff about history and population click here. No, what makes it truly memorable is it is where I went to school from 12 to 18 (1970 … Continue reading

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School’s Out – and Education’s In

People confuse school with education, as if they were synonymous. School lasts for a relatively short period; education never stops. It should be like the universe, constantly expanding, abhorring vacuums (and most other household appliances – ho ho). I have … Continue reading

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Lisa Reiter’s latest prompt is Bite Size Memoir “10 out of 10″ We have to write a memoire around something we, or someone, has excelled at – at which someone has excelled – as you can already see, it won’t be … Continue reading

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