Monday, 6 February 2012

me and my family in the olden days

Paolo Friere

From Pedagogy of the Oppressed:

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”

I know which one I like but I also think I know which one we have got.

Friday, 3 February 2012



On Wednesday I helped evacuate a train that I was on that caught fire between stations . It sounds dramatic and exciting but, to be honest, it is so bloody cold just now that it came nowhere near matching the thrill I felt when presented with my girl's first attempt at 'toad in the hole'.

You may think it sad but, heck, in these austere times in the UK, this is what constitues a good time. And , unless you're vegetarian, it tasted as good as it looked.