So here I am, on the brink of my first holiday in a few years but what makes this all the more exciting and interesting is that it is an outing that is completely unsupervised. In 45 minutes we will have to wake up to get ready for the cab ride to London Gatwick. Yes,…Read more Lift Off
I see Malli standing at the water’s edge Mouth open in shock as the foam of the waves attacks his soles His arms tight around his chest. Nikhil is seated in the sand. An eagerly dug hole holds him prisoner. Golden grains Trap his tanned arms. He looks up at his brother, who’s accusing the…Read more Sonali
Interviewing The Past
I bumped into a person the other day who made my mind wander about the past. He was a lifelong friend of my maternal granddad and he remembered him fondly with the words, "he was the best person. I miss him a lot." This frank admission made me hope that I would live such a…Read more Interviewing The Past
A Teenage Teacher
For the past four weeks, I have been teaching. Teaching is extremely different to tutoring. You can be a great tutor but that does not mean you will automatically be a great classroom teacher. I can almost imagine the hordes of teachers nodding their heads vigorously to this statement. They won't tell you but I…Read more A Teenage Teacher
Revenge Is Best Served….Printed?
The house has been in need of a printer for a few months now after the fairly recently purchased one went bust. I swear they seem to make purposely make them as fragile as a bird's skeleton. So I decided to surprise the family by buying one which I had found online and it came…Read more Revenge Is Best Served….Printed?
Playing It Safe: What Not To Say To Mum
It seems as though I have been spending more time at home recently which means that I have been getting in the way of my mum a lot more than usual. So I have now gained a bit of experience in how to relax whilst avoiding the angry glare or lectures of the mother. Well…Read more Playing It Safe: What Not To Say To Mum
When I was a kid, I would go to the shops with my brothers but instead of using the money I had been given, I would abstain and only have a little nibble at what they bought. The pennies saved would go in my money box. Cheeky little bugger, huh? My little brother came home…Read more Sneaky Saver
You may have found yourself at one point in your lives, staring at a blank room. An empty space to fill with whatever you decide. A double bed in the center, a bookshelf on the left, a painting on that wall; all these ideas swirl around your mind like fairy dust. Yet, it doesn't work…Read more Decorating Dilemmas
It's funny how we always want our children to do something other than stare at gadgets all day but when they do, we begin to find it a bit difficult to deal with. Let me give you an example. I recently began doing some spray paint art at home but it hasn't been easy dealing…Read more Funny Parents
A Bike Cave?
Don’t Kill The Teachers! Help Them Instead
Children are not all angelic but nor are they all devilish. Quite an odd statement to make but what I am talking about here is the attitude people have towards children. As a tutor, I get to meet and hear about different types of parents. There are some who driven by the desire to make…Read more Don’t Kill The Teachers! Help Them Instead
Which One Are You?
When your parents would drop you off or pick you up from school, would you cringe and hide your face as you dive through the open door like a soldier evacuating from a hot battlefield or were you one of those lucky ones who could stride proudly to their car and even offer a friend…Read more Which One Are You?