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October Reading

It has been an odd year for reading for me. My usual goal of reading 50 books - which I have managed for the past two years - is almost certainly out of reach. However, after months of not reading very much at all, I am looking forward to enjoying some books that befit this… Continue reading October Reading

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I Know This is True

Cooking on the barbeque in the summer and having just grilled meat with salad for most of our meals is the best. I know this is true. I am not cut out to be a primary teacher. Spending a couple of hours with some Year One age children (i.e. Austin's age) whilst I chaperoned at… Continue reading I Know This is True

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Five Things that Made Me Smile Today

Finishing marking a whole set of books;Harper's attempts to scam an extra meal out of Evelina;Rich's return home from London;Having a healthy debate with some Year 9 students about the value of English as a subject (and the meaning of life);Watching Evelina read the opening of one of my favourite books (/ book series) of… Continue reading Five Things that Made Me Smile Today

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A Little Promise

One of the things that I put on my 22 in 2022 list was to find a writing accountability partner. This is somebody preferably another writer who will help keep you accountable for your writing goals. As well as supporting and encouraging you with your writing. Ideally, this is a mutually beneficial arrangement where you… Continue reading A Little Promise