About twelve months ago I started this, in part to learn myself some, in part to track where I'd come from, but inspired by some words by Maya Angelou.

This year, after a superb break and in the midst of a rather glorious summer, I was inspired by these words - a text this time from a good friend.

Who it has to be said, is no Maya Angelou, but his thoughts made me smile and feel honoured to be a teacher.

Here in all its SMS glory....

"You rock mother fucker. You embody the escence of every teacher i've ever loved. Thank you and please keep on giving. :)"

Chur madmat

Here's to a rocking 2009.