Monthly Archives: March 2021

Contentment under the Eiffel Tower

It is the anniversary of the opening of the Eiffel Tower. On time and under budget, the tower opened on 31st March 1889. Its presence once allowed me to eat one of the most contented lunches I ever enjoyed. “Walk … Continue reading

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It was on this day in 1987 that Vincent van Gogh’s painting Sunflowers was sold for $39 million. The price paid was treble the previous record price paid for a painting. The price it might reach today is unimaginable. Vincent … Continue reading

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On being a teenager

Being sixty, I am so far removed from the realities of the lives of the students at school that they will sit and happily talk about what they think. They are very careful to try to project the right image, … Continue reading

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The Jolly Jogger

It was once commented to me that one never saw a happy jogger. At face value, the comment was easy to accept. How many times had I passed runners whose expression seemed, at best, a grimace and, at worst, an … Continue reading

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Losing a sense of perspective

To be a head teacher must be the most thankless of tasks, when students do well, it is to their credit, when they do badly, the school is to blame. There seems to be a lot of blame being attributed … Continue reading

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