Category Archives: Teaching

Teacher gets it right

Or ‘Teacher puts it right’. An unpleasant comment from an – older than me ha ha! – ex-fellow student, a postponed NHS appointment and a worrying email from an actor’s agent all conspired to dampen my spirits today. Then a … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, dear Will!

Dear Will – whether on not you wrote the plays, you have been a major influence on all of us who ever read painfully aloud from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at school or scratched furiously through an essay on ‘The … Continue reading

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Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day…

Struggling to find a pithy title for the post, this is what I came up with – only to realise it had been done before – by George and Ira Gershwin in ‘The Man I Love’ (Ella Fitzgerald’s wonderful version). … Continue reading

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Olympia Karayorga

On Leros one day last September, Martyn and I strolled from Pandeli to Aghia Marina for a midday snack and drink. There, we were accosted by a charming Greek lady in a rakish John Lennon cap, who decided to sit … Continue reading

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I thought homework was a thing of the past….

“Have you done your homework?” The question I used to dread on a Sunday night before school. Art School homework was not so much of a chore as it meant, sometimes, sitting up all night surrounded by pencils, paintbrushes, charcoal, … Continue reading

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