Author Archives: Not-so-perfect

Nostalgia: a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.

It caught my breath yesterday.  More than once. The year 12’s locker area is a bit too quiet and empty, a little like a ghost town.  Macbeth is back on the shelves again. The tomorrows await the next cohort. It … Continue reading

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It’s almost time …

As I followed him down the hallway last week, I was struck by the difference a few years can make.  He’s much taller than me now, by at least a head. That same head that used to rest in the … Continue reading

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It’s September already …

In a few months – two of my favourite people will be graduating from high school, in this, the year of Covid.  The boy (mine-ours) The girl (his-ours)  To be honest I’m not sure how to process all that this … Continue reading

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Two expressions I’ve grown to appreciate a little more this week:

Keep Calm and Carry On (til they tell you to stop) This week I think I’ve started to realise what “Keep Calm and Carry On” really means and the importance of this axiom. With each new piece of advice from … Continue reading

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It’s December the 24th … again.

If you watch enough Christmas movies you know what is meant to happen at Christmas. There’s meant to be a Christmas “miracle” of some sort, everyone is meant to receive that one thing that will complete them. The amazing toy … Continue reading

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Waiting … on or in?

Perhaps it’s because teacher me is marking and drafting at the moment or perhaps it’s because I’ve reached the time of year when my focus on things turns towards the hyper – but I’ve been thinking about the difference between … Continue reading

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Scarred …

Scars are incongruous with the life of ease we desire. A life of ease does not include scars or pain. A life of ease is one where self is satisfied A life of ease does not lend itself to compassion. … Continue reading

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Better days …

Dear one, Some people seem to coast through life with ease, they seem to have a charmed existence, there are seemingly no storm clouds on their horizons, no waves on their ocean, no darkness in their days. They seemingly live … Continue reading

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It’s December the 24th …

… and I’m trying to work out where 2018 has gone. Our community Christmas carols event has been and gone again, already, and that for us, really signals that the year is almost wrapped up – once again. There are … Continue reading

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Finding gems …

At some point in your life or maybe many points in your life you are going to have to just grit your teeth, suck it up, and stick to it in a difficult situation. One of our children was recently … Continue reading

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