Category Archives: The stuff of daily life

December taste on Shrove Tuesday

If the sense of smell is deeply connected with memory, is there a similar connection between memory and the sense of taste? Biting into a Cadbury’s Twirl, there was a moment of being transported back in time, perhaps more than … Continue reading

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Games people play

Sitting, waiting, there was a hint of warmth in the February sun and birdsong was audible. The view did not match the vernal cheer: a high wooden planked fence, greyed with age and holed in places; a scrubby hedgerow unrecovered … Continue reading

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The age of imagination

“I’m surprised he enjoys RE, ” the parent commented, “most people find it boring.” The comment made me smile. He did enjoy RE, he loved imagination and speculation. The opinion of the child has become more important to me than … Continue reading

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Dancing with laughter

In this afternoon’s sub-zero wind chill, staff from our school gathered on the front field. We danced a collective version of the Jerusalema dance that has spread around the world through social media. Standing in the back row, getting every … Continue reading

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Cold days

There being few students in school and there being a requirement for doors and windows to be opened, the business manager seems to have curtailed the hours during which the school heating is allowed to be turned on. By eleven … Continue reading

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