Thursday, 14 October 2010


Husband is enjoying learning to be a teacher. It’s all new and different to his previous life. He has even signed up to help with the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme after school. To help he will of course need to be trained and has duly to been signed up to go on a course to learn about camping and map reading. Clearly thirty years in the Army will not have trained him in the specific needs of teenagers.

Today it turns out there is further expense required for him to become a teacher: he has to go and take three obligatory tests to check that he is not only computer literate, but numerate and (ordinarily) literate. I know that qualifications are accused of being dumbed down, but really! He has both a Law degree and a Maths degree (and a Masters in Statistics we hope!). Still I guess they ought to check he can use a computer…

Obviously it will then be possible for his employers to say, should the need arise, “Well, he’s been trained so it can’t be our fault.”

Friday, 8 October 2010

A new occupation

I’ve found an upholstery class, and I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying it!

Husband was less keen: “You can’t take one of the dining room chairs: there are 8 and you’ve never done it before.” So I bought a chair in a second-hand shop for ten quid.
When he saw it: “When are you going to do the dining-room chairs then?”

This is the first…

 ...but look what I’m going to do next!

When will I find time to read the blogs, never mind write one?