Monday, June 30, 2014

Late night fire - what else can we burn?



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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Love this painting by one of my pupils.



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Sunday, June 22, 2014

When choosing a school look for the skyscrapers - Mark S. Steed

Here is a great piece written by Mark Steed on his blog (link)...
Great cities can be recognised by their skylines.
Some cities are dominated by ancient domes and spires testament to centuries of culture and learning; other more recent new-comers compete through ever taller and imaginative iconic structures; and truly great cities combine the two with a juxtaposition of history and an ever evolving modernity. 
However, on the ground, modern cities tend to be increasingly similar: shopping malls and business districts have a similar feel whether in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur or Toronto or Sydney. Life in one world city can be a very similar experience as life in another. 
In many ways schools are like cities. On the ground they all do very similar things: lessons take place, young people excel in music, drama, sport and adventurous activities; trips and visits go out both near and far. Some schools have long and distinguished histories and have the buildings to match, whilst others are forward-looking and have new technology and infrastructure to dazzle. So how to choose between them? 

Top independent schools, like world cities, have skyscrapers: areas of particular strength that define their skyline. These are areas where a school would consider itself making a distinctive contribution, areas where perhaps it puts a greater proportion of its resources than its peers. School skyscrapers are usually built on the foundations of long-standing tradition and expertise. So when choosing a school, consider the skyscrapers and ask yourself, 'Will the school in question provide my son or daughter the best possible opportunities to thrive, develop his/ her talents and, above all, to see new horizons?'

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Last Saturday night on duty for the next two months.



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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Welcome to the lifeguards wine tasting evening



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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I cannot agree more



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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Great meeting up with these guys today, chatting and spending some time on the water.



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Monday, June 09, 2014

Lovely evening paddle yesterday.



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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Homemade Biltong ready



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Afternoon relax in the garden hammock.



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Saturday, June 07, 2014

Lovely day for the beach, but tides and swell all wrong. Maybe soon...



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Philii on the Wii



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Playing Wii with Miss8 this morning



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Friday, June 06, 2014

Colour Bearer Service selfie



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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

An evening of stand up paddle boarding. Love being off duty.



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Monday, June 02, 2014

Biltong in the box, just need time to let it dry.



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I am an African living in Scotland. A son, a father, an ex-husband, a boyfriend, a teacher and friend trying to piece together the stories that my God, my parents, my ex-wife, my girlfriend, my pupils and my friends are telling me, so that I can tell my own story. Thanks to all for your support and advice. I still love good coffee and popcorn.

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