This hasn’t been widely reported but I was going to be the poet at Joe Biden‘s inauguration. He wanted me to do my poems ‘Ham’, ‘Jam’ & ‘Spam’ as he saw them as a symbol of hope, showing that despite America currently being divided all Americans have the potential to come together as sandwich fillers. However due to Covid19 I wasn’t able to travel, so they gave the gig to some young poet (I’m not sure what happened to her). Should the pandemic be resolved in 2025 I’m sure I’ll get an invite from President Ivanka.
I thought there was a whiff of change in the air, the Colston statue came down, Nigel Farage left LBC, Twitter kicked out Katie Hopkins, Marcus Rashford convinced the government they should feed hungry children and then a plane with ‘White Lives Matter’ flew above a football stadium and I read the comments under the article and thought we still have a plenty to do.
Tom Watson has written a novel. This is in addition to his weight loss book, ‘Downsizing’. It begs the question, how did he find the time to do all this writing? Up until recently he was the deputy leader of the Labour party, surely his waking hours were taken up with thoughts of how they could win an election not character arcs. I know I don’t have time to write and I finish work at 3:15.
One of the primary schools we’ve looked at for our boy sent him a Christmas card and present, a book. To paraphrase Tom Jones wrongly, is this usual? Did you get any sweeteners from perspective schools and did it sway your decision? Feel free to let me know via the comments or @anunknowncomic Thanks
Ps we did put the school down but it had nothing to do with the gift, honest!
Should you have a spare 32mins maybe on a commute then check out my comedy prongcast. Cheers
One of the more interesting things about Prince Harry’s situation is that he’s quite clearly married outside of his social circle and now views certain things differently than he may have done in the past. I was wondering has this happened to you? Perhaps it’s not has pronounced as Harry & Meghan but maybe you’re a butcher and you married into a family of vegans. Feel free to let me now your situation and how it turned out either via the comments button or @anunknowncomicThanks.
Should you have a spare 32mins maybe on a commute then why not check out my comedy prongcast. Cheers
My boy likes to hoover so I’ve incorporated it into the long afternoons when I’m looking after him. I don’t know if domestic chores is on any early years curriculum or if it has developmental benefits but the flat is cleaner. Feel free to let me know what everyday things you’ve been able to convince your children are fun. Contact me via the comments buttton or @anunknowncomic Cheers.
Should you have 32mins spare, maybe on your commute check out my comedy prongcast. Cheers
This is what I’ve been doing for the last 8 and a bit years. Should you be an organisation in and around SE London that requires someone with my skillset/experience then feel free to contact me via the comments button or @anunknowncomicThanks.
Julian has worked in the SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) department of this mainstream inner-city London school since 2011. He works 1-1 or with a group of designated pupils with conditions such as, autism and ADHD in order to allow these pupils to access the full curriculum. In his time at the school he has worked with children from Year 7, helping them successfully transition from primary to secondary school to supporting Year 11s completing their GCSEs. Julian currently works with children based in the 6th Form.
He assesses the pupils’ development, focussing on their strengths and devising strategies to aid improvement.
Utilises resources and strategies to aid understanding.
Liaises with teaching staff, parents and outside agencies.
Working alongside Speech & Language practitioners, Julian runs sessions in order to enhance pupils’ communication skills and their ability to empathise, in order to inprove their social interaction with peers.
Promotes life skills such as building confidence and improving organisation
Julian has a working knowledge of EHC Plans and interviews pupils to ensure their voice is represented on the form. He also helps students wishing to do work experience fill in vocational profiles.
I’m a fan of trying to live your best life although I’m probably the worst person to take advice on such matters, which probably makes it pointless that I’ve put together the blogs I wrote on wellbeing this year. Most of the blog posts seem to be about sleep and not having time, I’m not sure where I get my inspiration. The good thing for you is that each blog post is really short so they won’t eat into your time. Enjoy
Last week at work the boy I support went to the cinema but I wasn’t allowed to go. Instead I worked with the Yr 8s. At one point a boy asked “What I was doing for Christmas”? I said, I’ll be travelling the world delivering presents.” He continued, “Are you Santa?” I followed that with, “I’ve said too much.” He then said, “Is that why you have white in your beard?” I instantly put him on the naughty list.
I won’t apologise for wanting a better, fairer, more equal society.
I won’t apologise for wanting to properly fund our NHS.
I won’t apologise for not wanting 4 million children to live in poverty.
I won’t apologise for wanting to invest in people and parts of this country that have been left behind.
I won’t apologise for not wanting to live in a society where there are more foodbanks than branches of McDonald’s.
I won’t apologise for not wanting to see an increasing number of people sleeping rough on our streets.
I won’t apologise for not blaming all our ills on people who live and work here but come from another country.