What a difference a decade makes, part 2

So, as I said in part 1, a decade ago the mornings looked a little different to how they look now!


6 get up; prepare son and self.

6.45 leave house and struggle through traffic to nursery

7ish (very ish, given the traffic variables!) have son dragged screaming from arms.

7.05 ish start drive to work, this was always the big variable! The drive, if done in the middle of the night, from St Albans to north Watford is 15 minutes, but given that the towns are on junctions of the M25, the M10, and the M1…….well what can I say, an average journey time of an hour, but you need to leave an 1 hour and a half to be sure.

? arrive at work, usually running and clutching my mobile, giving instructions, trying to avert the latest disaster caused by students or staff!

8.30 morning meeting

Teaching and admin and firefighting until 6/7 or 9.30 (if evening classes)

Fight way back home, dinner, marking, preparation, large amounts of wine, bed!


7.30 get up, (son, now 13 prepares himself! ), breakfast, leisurely shower, check Facebook.

8.35  leave for work on foot, going via chickens to let them out and collect eggs.

8.45 arrive at work, receive instructions

1.45  break (didn’t get one of those in UK!)

3.30 back to work

5  leave work!

How things have changed! Not only that but here are a few photos of the “commute”

P1020533P1000318  The village of BournazelP1000311Dawn over the fieldsP1030726 P1020663 Le chemin de l’écoleP1020593 0c4dc-p1020886

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