[Well!!! I thought I’d posted this on Monday evening! But it was sitting in my draft box. Thought everyone was being a bit quiet! Try again………]
On Saturday I went to an all day school governors’ conference at the local hotel/conference centre.
They gave me some liquid that they called “coffee”. It was horrible. And also very strong. During the lunch break I nipped back home to give the girls some food and say hello. Then I nipped back again. This meant that I missed out on the hot buffet lunch which looked quite nice… it also meant that I had no time to make my usual comforting milky teas and so by the end of the day had downed rather a lot of these hot strong coffees .
The conference itself, I have to say, unearthed some exciting ideas.
All this meant that when I tried to get an early night on Saturday, the coffee said No. So I slept most of Sunday and then couldn’t get to sleep Sunday night either.
It didn’t help that I was up late on Friday night poring over this beautiful looking quiz:
with my friend Jane on the other end of Facebook.
I know there’s a lot of negative press about Facebook, but I like the way it lets me stay in touch with a very small selection of friends easily. I like it when they send me links to interesting things, and I can show that I appreciate by liking them. Sure, in an ideal world, I’d see and speak to them more often than I do, but a globalised world and busy lives mean that I don’t.
We got there together in the end – I would never have got the bottle clue without Jane’s hints (btw I have noticed that I am getting many Google hits about the water bottle clue… and Jane said, “Think of the level of liquid, not the volume, and the size of the bottle”) and I had to practically tell her what the one with the Bomb was. We both thought the inclusion of the book behind the No Head Man clue was rather unfair.
Also on Facebook this week I have discovered that I am 69% right brained (creative) and 31% left brained (logical).
This is really weird for me, as I have always always always come out as left brained or balanced in the past. I think my right brain has become much more active recently as I am reading and blogging a lot more, and generally thinking more freely and outside the box. And I don’t always worry about making sense, either. As you can probably tell.
For Dr Who fans, see which companion you are here:
I am Clara Oswin Oswald: “You’re caring, curious, and clever. You’re good with kids and you have a big heart, but you’re by no means a pushover! Hello, impossible girl!”
Although I am happy about this mainly because I like her clothes.
Other Facebook finds that have kept me happy recently are:
“Our Education system in a nutshell”
and this cleverly illustrated video which my friend Jo sent me about the trend in the UK education system towards mere economic usefulness. Sadly this is leading to rewards for creativity being squeezed out of our current education system (file under Saturday’s conference…)
I went on to watch the full lecture here, which is even more powerful and, being a complete lecture, is even more evidently well thought out and argued.