In one of those strange coincidences I had some thoughts about toy building blocks this morning, specifically Betta Bilda bricks, and then in the afternoon a colleague raised the topic of Lego in a conversation, giving me the opportunity to voice my recently-formed theory about Betta Bilda.
Entries Tagged as 'Schooldays'
March 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Politics
With a general election fast approaching – probably only 47 days away – the trickle of invitations is starting for various events.Â By the time it is all over there will have been hustings, Q&A sessions, interviews and all sorts of things.Â I still find it hard to adjust to the idea that there will [...]
On Thursday I actually had the TV on during BBC’s Question Time.Â I had my back to it and the sound turned quite low, so I wasn;t really paying attention to it until near the end when I hear Dimbleby mention that they were in Colchester. I thought to myself “I wonder if my old [...]
February 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Life
Last month there was a brilliant example of the ways a teacher can improve the lives or happiness of pupils without having to teach anything.Â The whole pastoral care thing is difficult to pin down and define and impossible to measure and put into league tables, but can make a lot of difference, which we [...]
October 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Life
According to a ‘lifestyle survey’, as reported in the Crawley Observer: Students in West Sussex have admitted regularly binge drinking, taking drugs having sex and smoking. A follow-up survey into religious leanings and ursine toilet habits has also revealed the similarly shocking news that the Pope is a catholic and that bears shit in the [...]
July 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Work
School holidays started this week.Â There is something depressing about continuing to go into work every day when the Mrs. keeps reminding you how she is off for the next five-and-a-half weeks.Â It would help if she didn’t keep rubbing it in so much.Â It was already bad enough being there while everyone else in [...]
May 13th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Life
On Friday we went down to K2 for Thomas Bennett’s Year 11 Record of Achievement ceremony.Â Â I had not not been to one of these before – I missed Frankie’s and Chas’s school did something in the evening which was on a much smaller scale: he did go to a much smaller school.
May 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Life
I find hot weather quite uncomfortable so I’m quite happy for it to be overcast with the odd shower, but today is different.Â Â Its Chrystal’s last day at school and we have to go and sit in the assembly hall for what will feel like hours while they all get their records of achievement and [...]
July 13th, 2007 · No Comments · Music
Before tonight I had never heard what Zaine Griff sounded like, and on a whim I did a search, and turned up this little encapsulation of the 80s. The irony is that Zaine Griff will always remind me of the 70s When I was at school my friend Barry (his name wasn’t Barry. Thats just [...]
June 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments · Politics
So grammar schools are bad, but if they already exist somewhere they are good. I'm confused, probably because I only went to a comprehensive school… I did like the point Sarah Teather made on Question Time (and the way Roy Hattersly made the same point 2 minutes later but made it look like he thought [...]