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Functionally innumerate

As the daughter of a statistician and an engineer, I have always felt slightly queasily guilty about my inability to cope with numbers. I sometimes claim to be slightly discalculic, but it’s not really true – ┬áneither is it, as … Continue reading

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Apparently…

…life is a bowl of cherries. I have one of those, or to be more specific I had one of those, now I have a half-full bowl of cherries. They were ridiculously expensive because I refused point blank to buy … Continue reading

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it’s really not my fault…

…that the Library printer is broken. The thing is that a lot of people use it, because it is one of the few colour printers in the building. No-one wants to print in boring old black and white these days. … Continue reading

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school lunch phobia

Way back in the dark ages when I was in primary school, we had a very small school kitchen and lunch hall (it was only a tiny primary school – about sixty of us in total), so everyone had lunch … Continue reading

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clandestine reading

I’ve spent the last two days doing a much needed complete top-to-toe tidy of the library, during which I have, with a little regret, correctly reshelved the hidden books. Over the years I have spotted three species of book-hider, and … Continue reading

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institutional disfunctionality

This post will probably be a bit of a long-winded rant, but I feel the need to. Rant that is. Almost a month ago I rather light-heartedly posted that Handsome was going into hospital for a few days, for a … Continue reading

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feral chickens

I think it is totally admirable that my next door neighbour has free-range chickens, I believe that they even occasionally lay eggs for him… I don’t mind the clucking, crowing or general hennishness of them at all, and the babies … Continue reading

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Two days in a row? I’m not guaranteeing it’ll last!

I shouldn’t have even mentioned the ‘S’ word yesterday – apparently we now have snow forecast tomorrow, and Mouse has his AH English prelim. Luckily three of the class of six get on his bus, so if the bus doesn’t … Continue reading

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in defence, but not in apology

I am so busy at the moment that my mind reels when I think about it. The in tray on my desk has expanded into a large (pink) plastic storage container, because there was so much in it that it … Continue reading

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How is this fun?

I managed to break a tooth at the weekend, a front tooth as well, so it was very visible. To be honest, as far as I was concerned it was so visible that people could spot it from the other … Continue reading

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