Hola. Hope you are well.

On last week’s blog post I mentioned I would be working in a primary school until Tuesday, well I ended up working one extra day which proved slightly problematic. This was because on Tuesday at lunchtime when I was in the staff room surrounded by women bad mouthing their fellas for putting football before them, I piped up knowing it was my last day and said,”To be fair these guys probably loved football way before they met you”. This didn’t go down overly well, as you might expect. I didn’t think too much about it until at the end of the day, when I was asked if I could stay on one more day. Let’s just say I wasn’t as vocal in the staff room on the Wednesday.

I also worked two days in a specialist secondary school. On the Friday my tasks included playing on the Wii in the morning and playing running and chasing games in the afternoon including Bulldog ( I don’t think you can call it British Bulldog these days). It did cross my mind as I was catching my breath that maybe a man in his mid-thirties shouldn’t be earning his living from running around a playground. Having said that I was pretty good at the running games (not so good on the Wii).

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned how ‘Her With One Permanent Job’ and I sat down to watch a hard hitting film called ‘Precious’, well this week we watched a film that was on the complete opposite end of the seriousness scale. A film called ‘Click’. The premise of this film is that a man, (Adam Sandler) gets hold of a TV remote and discovers it can control his life. So for example, he can mute his wife and her friends, pause situations to his advantage and fast forward through bad and boring stuff. If this film doesn’t sound ridiculous enough, let me mention it also featured none other than David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff. To be fair it was watchable and only cost me £1 from the library, although due to work commitments (playing on the Wii and Bulldog) meant I couldn’t take it back til a day after it was due,meaning I incurred a £1 fine. Having forked out a princely some of £2 I might have to change my views on the film.

In addition to Click, I also went to the theatre to watch ‘Vernon God Little’. Normally I have trouble staying awake at cinemas, theatres and planetariums (see last week’s blog post) and because I was up early that day I thought I would definitely fall asleep. But at £15 a ticket (it’s the theatre darling) I was determined to stay awake. So before the play I had some coke and you know what it worked, I didn’t miss one bit of the play. Now before anyone rings the education authorities I am of course referring to the fizzy black drink made popular by the likes of Coca Cola and Pepsi.

And Finally… I’m currently reading a book, ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running’. It’s a book about running by a running obsessed author. I’m only halfway through it and although I’m enjoying it, it has left me feeling that I don’t do enough exercise and I don’t write enough. Cheers for that Haruki Murakami. (feel free to let me know what you are reading and how it’s making you feel)

Til next time, stay safe! (Ps we have  44 fish fingers in the freezer)