the runaway bride

I wonder how many people change their mind about getting married on the day of their wedding? There must be quite a few, as shocking


best in show

It’s the final day of Crufts today and so their are loads of dog shows on TV. I believe that Crufts is known all around the world, and so a win


the reunion show

I really love a good reunion show. They always seem to be presented by the same man, who sits in the centre of a semi circle of sofas,


when the classroom’s dark and cold

The corridors will echo on the early Monday mornings,

Sounds bowling down the buffed and polished floors

Like single snooker balls, clacking and whispering,

Following you to the door you’ve come to love,

Your sanctuary, but today it’s cold and dark,

The chill, like fingers gripping at your flesh

As you fumble for the heating switch.

Let there be light

And sound, as the computer whirs to life

Blinking sleepily, remembering

It’s time to work, to plaster on that smile

Forget the weekend’s drinking and it’s arguments

And immerse yourself in teenage drama mixed

With Shakespeare and some poetry,

A warm and lovely bath of ancient words.

a beautiful little town

I had a bit of an adventure this morning, as Noah had an open day at the university he is hoping to go to after his gap year. It is only half


happy world book day

World Book Day is super special to English teachers the world over. It’s perhaps not as big a deal for us secondary teachers but those in the