May 2nd, 2003

emu

Back home

I'm back home. Tired. Nearly broke (London is expensive!), but satisfied. We had a good week. The kids really enjoyed it and behaved great as well. I guess the teachers were the ones misbehaving sometimes ;-)

First up: sleep. Plenty of it.
  • Current Music
    Roseanne on Net5
emu

London

I had a great three days in London. Really enjoyed seeing the city again. My colleague organised the trip for her students, but it was not an official school excursion. She's from just outside London herself, so she knows her way around. She asked some friends of her to come, needed another group leader and therefore asked me to come as well.

She had organised it really well, plenty of work for her obviously. The students were okay. I didn't know any of them (she works in another department, I don't teach these kids), but they were very friendly. Monday evening we arrived in our hostel, near Picadilly Square. It wasn't easy to get 31 of us from Stansted via train and tube there, especially those who packed for a three week holiday instead of a three day trip were experiencing a hard time.
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  • Current Music
    Mano Chao - Mariuana boogie
emu

Mart Smeets – Bruisend (03-013)

Mart Smeets – Bruisend (03-013)

The annual christmas book by Smeets. He writes so much, there is always enough material for a book. Just throw together all his columns and two weeks before Christmas you’ve got a new book. So by default this cannot be his best book. Though I still enjoy reading it, it certainly isn’t a bad book. Three parts in this hardback (normally his books are pockets immediately), sports, music and food. Three important parts of his life. Three that play a major role in mine as well, I have said before that Smeets is one of my favourites. The best stories are his diary notes on the winter Olympics and the Tour de France, the two events I love to watch in front of the television 24/7 if possible.
  • Current Music
    that great French song from VPRO vanavond.