Yes, I am still alive.
Yes, I finally (after two weeks) have broadband internet.
Yes, I am swamped with paperwork and lesson planning and SEN reports.
No, I have not been:
a. kidnapped by my students or
b. killed in a playground brawl between two 5-year olds.
And unfortunately, yes, I have seen a drug deal go down in front of the school - WHILE THE KIDS WERE PLAYING OUTSIDE!
Anyway, I am safe and enjoying myself, and now have the entire next week off ("half-term break") so I am heading down to the BIG city, London, to see my Uncle Tim and Family and revisit the city I love so much!
Clarence Doore, pulp artist
17 hours ago