Bite off more than you can chew…and then chew like hell

The title of this post sums me up in many ways, besides explaining why there have been a few weeks between this and my previous post!  For as long as I can remember, I have been keen on shovelling as much food into my mouth as possible, making my cheeks bulge like a squirrel or…

Twelfth Night Blues

Happy New Year, happy Twelfth Night (or Day!) – and apologies for not signing off properly before Christmas.  I hope you’ve had a lovely break with your nearest and dearest.  I couldn’t check out quickly enough and tried to make the most of the relief from routine.  Traditionally, Twelfth Night marked the end of Christmas…

Tying Up Loose Ends

So, my teaching for the year is over!  Ever since I was a schoolgirl, I have been baffled by the organisation of the teaching calendar.  Why is it that the longest term and most intensive period of learning is at the end of the year?  The days are shortening, Nature’s colours are fading, the temperature…