Monday, 31 October 2016

October moments...

October has been a good month...
Beautiful autumn weather...
The job is slowly ebbing out...
Joy and sadness side by side....
Photos posted randomly...



 
Happy ducks (I guess) and vivid autumn colours
 
 
 
Weekday night just before bedtime for her.
 

 I haven't posted a selfie for a while, so here we go...
 

 
October has been such a glorious month. I never get enough of photographing it.



 
I am still practising grammar with my lovely students, but not for long...
 


The local museum in autumn colours....


 

 
Morning - evening - you just can't beat it....
 
 
 
We took out the old monopoly from 1984. It has still got it!


I still have my own classroom...
 


Friday, 14 October 2016

Autumn night....

According to the old calender October 14th is the first winter day around here. I was out walking and the only thing that reminded of winter was the solid darkness.
In fact it was a beautiful Autumn night. I got the idea for the blogpost and took some photos in the dark.

Here they are. I let them speak for themselves.
Friday October 14th 2016 - an Autumn night:


 
 



 






Monday, 10 October 2016

Zebra crossing.....


There are certain battles you are just doomed to loose. For example one we have fought at work over the past couple of years regarding a zebra crossing.

My students comes to school by bus. They have to cross a very busy road to get to school. The only way to get across is to walk/run across. It is a dual carriage way, 80 kilometres per hour speedlimit and in one direction there is also a sharp bend just before the busstop. Just about every day I watch them cross this road with my heart in mouth.

We decided to do something about the situation and started to get a process started to get a zebra crossing here. Oh boy! What a process. After one and a half years of trying we are not one step closer to the goal. For starters - it is a political matter. When you get it through there, there is the applications you have to fill in. Just the bureaucracy can make you want to give up.

We had an alternative: that a bus comes down to the school and picks up the children from there. Nobody can agree who is going to pay for it, so we are not one step closer there either.

Like one of my colleagues said: the only thing that can speed up the process is if a child gets run down by a car and killed. Harsh and brutal but true.



Sunday, 9 October 2016