Category Archives: Unreliable memories

The end of the school year

Standing in the school reception at half past three, I tapped the iPad with which staff log in and out. Stepping back, I pondered the moment. “This is it. This is the end of the school year. This might have … Continue reading

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How much sugar did you take?

Were there bags of sugar in the shops that were available from anyone otherĀ  Tate and Lyle? The Mr Cube logo still remains very firmly in my memory. The cube, with arms and legs and a determined looking face, holding … Continue reading

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Ice cream on a Sunday

The ice cream man must have known just the right moment at which to pull into the mostly empty car park for there were no less than twenty-three people who joined the queue that quickly formed. Perhaps they were reacting … Continue reading

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Missing sports day

Lockdown has meant the loss of many things other than lessons. Educational visits, outings, overnight camps, trips to France and beyond, everything has been cancelled. School sports days will be especially missed by many people School sports days now are … Continue reading

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Subjects for an essay

Did everyone face awkward questions in English lessons? The challenge to write a composition on a topic chosen from a list provided by the teacher. The list would include topics such as “plastic”, the intention, presumably to have provided an … Continue reading

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