Random Musings

In days packed to the rafters
with targets to meet,
evidence to be
Where is the time for
simple enjoyment,
simply revelling
in the here
and now?
It’s December already
and a year
that has gone in a
Oh how I wish for time to
stand still for just a
little while, so we could get
off the treadmill of
our existence and
actually have time
to appreciate
the moment.
This is what mindfulness
should be –
I wish I could share
this with the

The Boulder rolls Forward

making revisions,
altering the voice –
think it goes ok.

Thinking ahead – Minimal Word Monday

Early to bed – teaching tomorrow!

In Charge

Today the class learned about magnetism. So did I. Opposites attract and all that.
Although I wasn’t an expert, it didn’t matter as 7 year old Molly was. Any answers that I couldn’t provide, she could – so I challenged her to compile a chronology of magnetic discoveries. That will keep her occupied for a while…

What a Job’s Worth

My daughter went for a Summer job interview yesterday. Stubborn to a fault, she refused my offer of an iron over her blouse, her cardigan would have looked better replaced with a blazer and her Pre-Raphaelite curls looked…well Pre-Raphaelite. In the interview she told them that she had only just turned 16 the previous week, that her school wasn’t right for her (then found out that they sent their children there!) and that she usually goes to visit her Dad in the holidays, which was why she hadn’t looked for a job before…

I wasn’t very hopeful. On top of that they were interviewing 12 candidates.

I should have trusted in my beautiful, growing up child to just dazzle her future employers with her honest openness.
Yay! Well done Floraidh!

Love Letters

#14 and a half
February 2013
I got to play Cupid today. A shy entreaty and then a handmade Valentine surreptitiously pressed into my hand. On a quest now, I pop into the next class. With a quick whispered question accompanied by a wink to my colleague, I head for a plastic drawer and quickly slip the missive into its already paper-filled depths. Turning into a sea of 30 smirking faces and nudging elbows, I redden and quickly make my way back to report “mission accomplished!”.

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