Opinion · Teaching

Ain’t No Party Like An Oxbridge Party

Yesterday, 8 students out of the 16 who applied to Oxford University in my school’s sixth form received offers.  The Cambridge offers are yet to come through, but already the congratulations and celebrations have begun.  To get into such a prestigious university after working hard all their way through school is a fantastic achievement and… Continue reading Ain’t No Party Like An Oxbridge Party

Opinion · Pregnancy

Hypnobirthing and Ignoring Overly Dramatic Women

Within the next 4 weeks, we will meet our daughter.  All being well at the next scan appointment, we will (bizarrely) choose our induction date of 1st February and will wait to see if she thinks that date is suitable or decides to make an appearance sooner. It has been a long time since my… Continue reading Hypnobirthing and Ignoring Overly Dramatic Women

Opinion

Why Being Offended is a Good Thing

“It’s now very common to hear people say, ‘I’m rather offended by that.’ As if that gives them certain rights. It’s actually nothing more… than a whine. ‘I find that offensive.’ It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. ‘I am offended by that.’ Well,… Continue reading Why Being Offended is a Good Thing

Opinion

You Can Like The Life You’re Living…

…you can live the life you like. Name that musical! If you don’t know, it’s Chicago. The next time is “You can even marry Harry and mess around with Ike”. As well as wanting to take any given opportunity to bring up musicals, those lines actually introduce the topic of this blog quite perfectly. That… Continue reading You Can Like The Life You’re Living…