Author Archives: Speff

About Speff

Scottish; pro-independence; a veteran teacher; a fairly new mum; facing the menopause and gradual deafness. So - here to grump a lot. And occasionally post about food and sci-fi.

“Memorize This, Ya Bam…”

I pretty much forget or misplace my bus pass, hearing aid and/or glasses on a daily basis. If I don’t do things immediately, or make some sort of very obvious note reminder of them, then I am sure to forget … Continue reading

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The Going Deaf Thing.

I reckon that I have been in denial about my hearing loss for…ooh…5 years? I mean, yes, obvs, I have hearing aids, and a free bus pass(for the moment) and closed caption subtitles for EVERYTHING I watch. I cannot completely … Continue reading

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Oh, What A Lovely War!

I remember being properly shit scared as a teenager that a senile old man in the Kremlin and an equally senile old man in Washington D.C were going to blow the world to pieces. Starting, of course, with Britain, because … Continue reading

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Sucking Helium.

I have lost my voice.  It followed a week of constantly blowing my nose, then coughing so hard, I had to hold onto the carpet. This is Day Four of speaking like Minnie Mouse.  Or, for those of us raised … Continue reading

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#First Work Problems

It’s been an interesting time at work, recently.  And I do partially mean in the Serenity “Oh, God, oh, God, we’re all going to die” sense. The inspectors have been in. In a change to the previous 3-week warning, the … Continue reading

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Goodbye To My Thigh Gap.

For a long number of years, I have used three methods of ascertaining whether I am getting a little more hefty than I should be:

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Life Long Learning

I’m never very good with the vocabulary of curricular matters.  Especially big, nationwide, and current curricular matters, like Curriculum For Excellence.  I mean, I’m not completely ignorant, but when I try to talk about them, I end up sounding like … Continue reading

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