Invasion of the People Pleasers


Sometimes it doesn’t seem to matter what you do, the rug is pulled out from under your bottom and you fall on one cheek so hard you bite your tongue off. You do that in front of about 400 of the most important people you could ever think of and they all laugh and point their fingers.

Tragedy. Continue reading


The Perks of Teaching

Those who know me, know how much I love being a teacher. Some days you leave a HMC Teaching2classroom thinking, ‘wow that day was spawned from hell,’ but there are many days when you’re lifted up so high, that you think you’ll never come down again. I adore working with children. They’re inquisitive, now-focussed, generally happy and most of all FUNNY.
In fact, their humour is one of the greatest perks of the job.
A friend recently reminded me, with her son’s homework (that included the answer: elephant shit) just how funny kids can be. Mostly, it reminded me of all the times I’ve had to keep a straight face, in the classroom, and almost failed.
Here are some examples … could you keep a straight face?
(I’ve changed the names out of respect for the children) Continue reading