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Happy Birthday to me

It’s my birthday today. That’s not much of a big deal these days. It’s not even one of the big milestone birthdays, so why bother blogging? Well, I just remembered that on my birthday last year I was in Namibia. When I got my payslip for June I found I had extra money. After a few enquiries I discovered that it was my ‘birthday bonus’! Such a nice idea I think.

I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in my payslip this month.

Freaked Out

I put one of those flickr spinner widgets on my blog the other week and it all worked fine.

But then I popped onto my blog yesterday only to find lots of classroom displays in my spinning cube. This is very odd as I’ve never taken a picture of a classroom display and certainly haven’t uploaded any to flickr. When I clicked on on the spinner it took me to a flickr page called stoneyhillteacher. Stoneyhill is the Primary School in Musselburgh where my wife works, and one of the pictures on the flickr page is from her room!!

She had no knowledge of this – one of the other members of staff has been taking pictures of displays around the school. But how has a picture of a display in my wife’s classroom accidently found itself onto my blog!?!?

New Timetable

Our school is currently sorting out the new timetables for next year. It’s so nice finding out what you’re going to be doing for the next twelve months, but as we discussed in our department at break today – never print your timetable in colour and laminate it (if you’re so inclined) until after the summer holidays – there are bound to be changes. I reckon this is true of any school, be it in Scotland, England, N. Ireland or Namibia.




After chatting to David last night I thought I’d have look at his blog today, only to be presented with this:


In case you can’t read it, it says:

Access to this web page is restricted at this time.

Reason: The Websense category “MP3 and Audio Download Services” is filtered.

So, because David podcasts, I can’t see his blog. That’s a shame.


I popped along to the Jolly Judge for a little bit of TeachMeet this evening.


I’m sure you’ll read much more on many other blogs (especially Ewan’s) as I had to sneak away early. Was I the only one to have other plans come 7.45pm on Champions League Final night? Poor Liverpool ๐Ÿ™

Although I wasn’t there for very long, I did have a really good time. It was great to put faces to names (and blogs) that are rapidly becoming very familiar to me – and to learn a thing or two as well. I mainly spoke to David, Brian and Ollie, but also managed to find out a little about Do it Be it and ScotEduBlogs.

Thanks to Ewan for putting it all together.