It’s been a while…

School Gate

Yes, it’s been a while since my last post, since I finished the #23Things courses; they helped keep the momentum going.

Busyness really does sap creativity.  There has been the preparation for a pending conference presentation, the final weeks of seniors at school before external exams, prize givings and good-byes to seniors, an absent colleague whose lessons had to be sorted, preparation for junior exams, birthday celebrations, and now marking and reporting of juniors’ work.  Busy, busy, busy.  And so much still to do, especially on my research and presentation.

Yet some things are worth taking time out for.  Today the Old Girls who began secondary school together fifty years ago last January are getting together to go on a tour of the old school, to sing the old school song, and to enjoy each other’s company over a light lunch.

For me, personally, it is particularly poignant because it celebrates coming full circle; five years ago I began teaching in the school I attended fifty years ago.

So here’s to a great day with old school acquaintances over a cup of tea. Yes, it has been a while.