"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together." “When I hear people say politics and religion don't mix, I wonder what Bible they are reading.” (Archbishop Desmond Tutu)

"And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6.8

"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." Philippians 4.19

"Work out your salvation with fear and trembling." Philippians 2.12

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to school.

I returned to the fray. I had my trousers pressed and my shirt ironed, my shoes cleaned and my pencil sharpened. (The pencil is to ram firmly up the nose of any senior manager who asks me why my GCSE grades weren't better.)

There were no kids in yesterday. What a wonderful working environment a school is without children. I recommend it.

They were back today. They do clutter the place up with their acne and their hormones and their uniform to grow into over the next five years.

The staff are knackered already.


  1. I do hope it was the start of a good year for you. And yes, I'm sure school is much easier without the little (or big) creatures.

  2. They are the littlest and newest today. Tommorrow, when they are all in, it will be like sardines.

  3. It's a bit like the church ... so much easier without any congregation .....

  4. Wasn't that also Basil Fawlty's thought about hotel customers? ...