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Gravy

Stephen Fry, famously perhaps, called Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, "arse gravy." I'll fess straight away - I've never read that tome but I do know arse gravy when I feel it as a coeliac. Sunday I ended up with arse gravy after a supposed gluten free carvery: at lunch, we braved the rain to tour a few heritage sites on heritage weekend in Great Yarmouth (awash ...

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Yarmouth is Great.

Had a splendiferous afternoon on the final of the free heritage open days. Climbed the Britannia column in Yarmouth, which has amazing views at the top of its 217 steps, despite a meagre viewing platform. The apocryphal story of the architect throwing himself off the top was scotched as, the guides told us, it was the surveyor who died of a heart attack on his way ...

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Well jel

Popped home today to meet a conservatory salesman. Bear with me. It gets better. Honest guv. I didn't hold any great hopes for the meeting, but I was surprised. Not because he was gluten free, or burnt out, or an expert on transom windows and Pilkington glass. No. It's because Tony top trumped our friend Anne (the one with the coeliac sister, who commutes daily ...

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Autumn

Normally, I hate Autumn, or the Fall, if you're a gun carrier. Darker nights, leaves cluttering gutters and the temperature dropping to 30 degrees - I kid you not: October half term last year in Gorleston, Norfolk, hit those heady heights. Worst of all though is knowing 39 weeks of work stretch ahead - 4 performances a day, 5 times a week - you do the math. I've ...

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The Office

Never worked outside teaching before - well except slave labour jobs as a student and to be honest it's good. I spent the morning in the office and the afternoon leafleting - I felt a bit like Loyd Grossman before he made it big time as a rival to Chicken Tonight, looking through the letterbox. The doors fascinated me - maybe it's a sign that I've been too long ...

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End of the world as we know it and I feel fine

Took several phone calls today - one from VW asking if I wanted to buy another up! and another confirming the end of an era. I look back with fondness at what I achieved since 1987 and the fantastic friends I've accrued from both colleagues and ex pupils along the way. Living above a shop in Shaw, Oldham and walking to work was not the most salubrious starts in ...

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Developments

Spent the day leafleting neighbours, friends and acquaintances  from my infinity list in an attempt to get #leads. No I'm not after dogs to walk - not keen on them, even though I have one canine as a Facebook friend and another following me on Twitter. It's an interesting switch moving from public to private sector and I'm really enjoying it. Today, I got up with ...

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Thrift Shop

Last year, got rather excited when I discovered Macklemore - a great songwriter with a decent back story. Thrift Shop immediately caught me. I now realise why. Spent a day in Norwich yesterday looking for new clothes for my new dawn but failed quite miserably. Today, I chose the more prosaic surroundings of a retail park closer to home and bought two pairs of ...

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Limbo

Not the dance or that poem from the collection of AQA GCSE poems, but a metaphorical place in my current state. I'm free, but like an unlocked iPhone say, not quite. I've crawled through some undergrowth but a walled garden still constrains me. I'm happy with my lot though - at the moment - for a change. The shackles of public sector life are loosening, and I feel ...

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Fourteen

Tried to compose the opening to a novel last night - it generated some mirth on my own Facebook page, but I know penning the first draft of a novel needs more planning, slower character exposure and a steadier narrative pace, I think. Sod's law today - Saturday - it rains. Not that the rain bothers me. It doesn't bother you, on 365 days a year off. I still can't ...

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