Monthly Archives: January 2008

Top Teacher

It’s very strange to feel so removed from my children’s school. In our last life, I used to be a governor, a PTA committee member, and a once-a-week-for-an-hour-of-mayhem parent helper. Here, I’ve met their teachers twice, have exchanged barely a … Continue reading

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And finally, Jersey…

The verdicts are coming in, down here in what used to be called “Britain’s South Sea Island” back in the glory days of nineteen-sixties tourism. Ben continues to remain determinedly upbeat, using the word “brilliant” whenever his new school is … Continue reading

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Butterflies

Well, they’ve had their first day at their new school. This morning could have gone badly awry. It involved: – – shirts with buttons – ties – which in Ben’s case was not on a bit of elastic – itchy … Continue reading

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A moving moment

It may be some time before the far-off island of adventure comes up with a broadband connection for the little white (temporary) house in the country. Until then, I am at the mercy of a work-based IT network that doesn’t … Continue reading

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