Cillian’s Crossword 2017

So this is something I posted last year back when I worked really hard to have something posted on this every week. Really I should have thrown this up a few months ago. It’s a crossword I make each year for my mother’s birthday. I think controlling them here will make for an interesting experiment […]

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My Earliest Memories

I teach some pretty young children. Five, even four years old. And I can’t help but wonder, how clearly will they remember their time with me? And that in turn gets me thinking of my own memories for that period of my life. I have little trouble envisioning locations I’ve been to in my mind […]

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Doctor Who and his companions

So I’ve just seen the Doctor Who Christmas special. They went for a bit more of comedic thing this year. T’was mildly entertaining, not the best thing they’ve produced but far from the worst. The interesting thing however is that Matt Lucas was hanging out with the Doctor. He didn’t really do a whole lot. […]

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Teachers are a lot like Kings

On the bus to work this morning two pieces of advice I’ve heard in the past randomly floated through my mind. “It is better to be feared than loved” (or something to that effect) and “Don’t smile until the third term.” The first is from the book The Prince by Machiavelli and it’s, somewhat unfairly […]

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