Well, I’m back!
My visit to the Chateau du Broutel at Rue was a roaring success and both the Staff and pupils had a great time. The vast majority of pupils were a delight to spend time with, and my colleague Corrie certainly knows how to organise a fantastic trip. Their parents should be really proud of how they adapted to a week immersed in French culture. They sampled goat’s cheese, snails and frog’s legs combined with an unhealthy dose of sweets and chocolate! More about the visit in another post.
You are probably wondering where the ‘battered and bruised’ comes from. Partly from bruised toes caused by bashing my right foot against a shower door!
Then yesterday a colleague asked me to do his drive duty at the end of school. I was happy to help until I tripped over a raised curb and crashed to the floor in front of pupils, and a car park of parents! I didn’t see anyone laugh but I’m certain they did. Even Tim had a little titter as I staggered into the house.
My injury list includes bruised palms, aching wrists and arms, bruises to the knee and thigh of my left leg and a cricked neck! In fact only my right leg is unscathed, except, of course, for those bruised toes!
I’ve filed an accident report just in case it’s possible to claim early retirement on the grounds of public humiliation and a cricked neck…