T is for Teaching

I’ve been looking forward to ‘T’.  It was set from the beginning.  I found the picture below on Twitter a couple of days ago and it was as good an intro as I could hope for. There are a lot of NQTs popping up on the various Facebook groups for teachers and this is partly […]

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N is for New York

I went to New York in August of 2006.  After many trips to the USA, I finally made it to the city that never sleeps. My ten days there convinced me that it’s the most exciting place in the world that isn’t called London. I arrived in the midst of a heat wave with temperatures […]

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M is for Michael

On New Year’s Day, 2015, at around 10:55pm, my son Michael was born. That was two and a half years ago now and watching him grow and develop over that time has been a singular joy. I didn’t want to turn this into some kind of biography so I’m just going to show you a […]

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L is for Lego

So, I made my mind up.  I’ve done quite a few travel-related posts on this little journey of mine and ‘N’ is going to be about somewhere else and, as a result, I thought I’d go with this. London holds a very special place in my heart and always will but I have decided to […]

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I is for India

Hey, this is my 100th post!!! After 7000 words of All the Bond films, worst to best! I’m going back to the A-Z challenge. I must say that I’m very much in a ‘picture tells a thousand words’ mindset about this one. There’s not much I can add to some of the wonderful things I saw […]

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H is for Heathrow

My experience with Heathrow Airport began in 1991. My Dad had moved down to London at the request of British Airways, to set up a company to handle the needs of their special assistance passengers in Terminal 1. British Airways were looking to outsource this part of their operation and my Dad’s proven track record […]

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F is for Frank Herbert

After talking about my favourite music for E, I thought I’d move on to one of my favourite authors. Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 8th, 1920. He left home at the age of 18, going to live with his aunt and uncle in Oregon. After graduating from High School, he took […]

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E is for Eagles

When I was growing up I took most of my musical inspiration from those closest to me. That’s what everyone does, I suppose. My Dad listened to a lot of classical music, Gilbert and Sullivan and big band swing so that’s always in my head, Mum listened to musicals like Blood Brothers and Grease… and […]

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D is for Dalian

So, after coming home from Belize, I spent a couple more years at the airport. You can read all about that when I get to H. I was working at Budget Car rental and had just taken a Supervisor’s position when it finally hit me that I needed to do something more with my life. […]

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C is for Cinema

I’ve got to be there before the trailers. In truth, it’s only since the advent of reserved seating that I’ve been OK with getting there once the adverts start. Need to get a seat on the end of a row, preferably with no-one in front. Really, I’d like the screen to be completely empty but that’s […]

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