Friday, February 26, 2010


Something I learnt while teaching:
NEVER give the kids their marks for something, just before you want them to move on and do something else. At least I did the right thing by giving them their individual marks and not writing it on their work for all to see as it was being displayed, and also giving it to them on paper so that they can see how I marked it. But ... total chaos. Remind me not to do that one again.

Sad Thought

Sad Thought... in the future there'll be very few photos of the 2000s... because they were all just kept online and never printed.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Don't have that there

Yesterday I saw a bunch of Asian tourists, no idea where they're from as I saw them out the window, walking around Hahndorf taking photos. One young man pointed and took a photo of the "No junk mail please" sign on a letter box.

I found that quite interesting. What little things have you taken a photo of when you're in a foreign place?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Year Of The Flood

The Year of the Flood
by Margaret Atwood

Another great book I've read this year. Apparently I have good book choosing taste/luck because I've only given up on three books this year, all the others I've liked or loved!

This is a dystopian future novel (she does them so well!), where some people live in compounds run by companies, which seem pretty similar to nowadays, but with added genetically modified animals, but many people live outside them in slum areas, eating foods that have 'secret' meats in them (could be anything! human, dog, lion...) and in some really interesting conditions. There's also several religious/environmental groups who want the world to change. Adam One, the leader of one of these groups called The Gardeners, has long predicted the end of the world. Now it has happened. The story flashes between two women who remain on earth when everyone around them is gone. It also flashes back to their pasts before The Flood, which is what Adam called the coming apocalypse and cleansing.

I have to say I was incredibly sucked into this story right from the beginning.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Crucial Pancake Day

I watch this episode of Maid Marian and Her Merry Men every Shrove Tuesday. What an opening sequence for a show, right? :D
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