Strange Paths in Life

It’s well known that pursuing a degree in the humanities or the arts can lead you to unexpected, (and sadly, sometimes unglamourous) careers. For instance, my mate Sarah got her masters in philosophy and now she’s a civil servant, and Jem who got …

Shift to child care

There’s something about being newly retired that is deeply disconcerting. After having been a teacher for forty years, you become deeply accustomed to the constant hullabaloo of thirty eight year olds interacting with each other and the world around them. There’s a silence …

The child care course

Eyes wide, I stare at her. Her long, honey-brown hair that usually falls in tangles past her chin is wrapped up tightly into a bun, without not a wisp out of place. Loving eyes stare back into mine as she tells me she’s …