Actually, my year 8 class were great yesterday - imagine a class full of kids that couldn't give a flying one for English punctuation ended up totally engaged and arguing amongst themselves about how a totally un-punctuated paragraph should be re-written. Excellent. Blimey, I even had to teach them about the interrobang?! I also had a great lesson in the afternoon with my AS Film Studies group who got into an excellent discussion on Sliding Doors - a film that most of them probably would never have bothered to watch. By the time I got to the pub in the evening for a quick pint to end the half term with, I was feeling quite chipper.
|Ryan Adams: elegantly wasted|
The new Ryan Adams album Ashes and Fire really is excellent and he seems back on form - evidently he's in love and straightened himself out a bit recently. Possibly he's taking the Royal College of Physician's advice on alcohol-free days. I must admit I am thinking quite seriously about this. Still, this would come out on the first day of the half term break, wouldn't it? Fancy telling a teacher to have a few days off. In all seriousness it's advice we know is sensible and definitely something we intend to do.
After the half term break, of course.
Right, I need to go and take a wardrobe to pieces and drive it down to Southampton, as you do. We know how to celebrate 29 years of married bliss.