Monthly Archives: February 2012

Grit and finish

If you looked back over my Google searches from Monday, you’d find that I’d spent much of the day feeling sorry for myself. I searched for “causes of nosebleeds”, “itchy soles of feet” and “nutritional information cadburys twirl”. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Hen Weekend

I’m having a nice lie-down for myself on a row of three hard blue chairs in the departure “lounge” of Stansted Airport. It’s been a tiring weekend. On Friday, between college, work, warnings of discipline, sorting out the fact that … Continue reading

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Eggs and Glory

Wednesday was brilliant. In the morning, I was teaching a class. I’ve mentioned that I’ve recently returned to a school I taught in for ages and ages, years ago. As I was getting materials together for my lesson, I searched … Continue reading

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Monday sundries

So, I’m in bed at 9:30 pm with the lights off. I’m writing a quick post on my phone before I go to sleep. Why so tired? I’m working mornings again. I absolutely love teaching again. It’s really good to … Continue reading

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In which Connor ages

It’s my 31st birthday. I may be older than Britney Spears and Cheryl Cole, but at least I’m younger than Kim Kardashian and Macauley Culkin. I had a birthday party last night. When I woke up, my pee smelled of … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan, Tiny Jack Nicholson and Social Shame

In the highly unlikely event that I had been so overcome by joy at Azerbaijan’s victory in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest that I impregnated a lady the next morning, then my baby would be born this week. That is … Continue reading

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A post that’s an excuse for not posting

I haven’t posted anything in a week and I’m not going to post tonight. I am still alive, but I have a to-do list the size of Offaly and it’s not going to do itself. My number one priority tonight … Continue reading

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