Last Week I Learnt That …#21

  • When you think you have less time, being given some can throw you completely out. I was due to be out of the house for a couple of hours on two days. I had arranged the days in my head so that I could get everything done that needed to be done. I was not needed so that gave me four extra hours. Good? No – I was completely unsettled by it. Isn’t that strange?
  • Meeting ‘virtual’ people in real life is fantastic! I went to the British Educational Training and Technology Show (BETT) and met up with lots of folks I follow on Twitter. It was such fun putting a face to a comic avatar.
  • Sharing a passion with others who like it gives you a great feeling! As mentioned above, I went to BETT and was able to do a couple of presentations about the 100 Word Challenge. It was so uplifting and flattering that people had not only heard of it but were keen to promote it!
  • Excitement takes all your energy and leaves you exhausted.100 word Challenge at BETT
  • After an exhilarating day, ‘normal’ is good. I thoroughly enjoyed my Saturday morning ritual after the buzz of London and BETT. Somehow it was very special.
  • I’m a kid at heart. We had to leave the house at 5.45 am to catch a train. It felt like SUCH an adventure. I have to own up to being a little nervous about it but as my mother often said I was fine when I got there. Travelling to London as dawn was breaking seemed really naughty for some reason. Getting back at 1am also seemed a bit risqué!
  • When the weather turns and frost arrives, it feels like Christmas!
  • Responsibility can weigh heavy on your shoulders. I went to some Governor training this week looking at the process for reducing staff at school. Sadly in the present climate it is something that many schools are going to have to consider.  It is a very legal process and can be very complicated. It affects people’s lives and their futures. It is certainly not something for the feint hearted to get involved in.

As you will have picked up, I went to London this week for a very influential conference. I am still buzzing from it so apologies for so many mentions. how was your week? Good I hope!

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