Greenwich Market

There’s something very captivating about London’s markets.  They form some of the most divers ecosystems I like to be immersed in.  In this image you’ll notice I’m lagging behind my family, which, is not uncommon.  I’m constantly reminded by all to “come on daddy!”.  I, of course ignore and wander aimlessly as is my nature!, why rush when there’s so much for the senses to absorb and process, the mouth watering smells of street food and the artists at work while trying to lure you in like a fish the land the sale.

Poem #16

I wave goodbye to the moon.

And greet the rising sun, bathing in its golden warmth.

I close my eyes and loose myself in a moment.

Today is a day for falling through the cracks.

Starwars

In 1977 I left my hometown cinema and looked to a star filled sky in a very different way.  That sense of wonder has stayed with me for a lifetime.  

I never thought then, that at any point in my future, I would be sharing that wonder and awe with my children.  But here we sit, waiting with anticipation, for the next story… Rouge One.  We are Jedi!

Southbank Street Art

Lovely Father’s Day in London’s Southbank.  Did the London Eye. Sea life and Cod & Chips at The Wharf.  Magic day with my family! Thought I’d share some Street Art with you.

 
      
 

It’s been awhile!

It’s been awhile! I took up a new part time job in October last year.  Life began and had to be very compartmentalised, with uni stuff early in the week and practice stuff at the tail end of week!

It’s been non stop prep and teaching to a great crew but incredibly enjoyable and fulfilling.  

Post London City Marathon this year my student did amazing work with Team Mental Health Foundation, providing post event treatment and advice.  Feedback from competitors was awesome.

It’s a proud moment for any teacher whenother people praise the skill of your students.


 

A brave man!

Saw this on TED and was moved. A brave individual who’s story is an inspiration to all free thinkers!

We are not tied to the dogma of our past. Nothing is without, or above question!

I’m bored therefore I blog!

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Saw this on my London lunchtime walk around. It’s a provocative caption and made me think.

So the issue as I see it is that rich people normally are well educated, get jobs in specific fields that command a certain salary. Why shouldn’t they live in a nice property. They are likely to have worked consistently hard most of their lives through secondary and 3rd level education to acquire their position. Education affords them opportunities to be upwardly mobile.

The flip side is the polar of the above. People in low socioeconomic groups are less likely to be upwardly mobile and will likely not have had the same emphasis placed on education or opportunities to participate.

So in essence education equals opportunity and increases social mobility. We can’t all be rich but we also shouldn’t have poverty.

Education is a basic human right and should be for all, potentially addressing the imbalance that gives rise to this individual’s sentiment.

Poem #10

I have crossed the line.
Swam in cotton castles.
Seen the northern lights
And made angels in snow.
I have lived,
And died a thousand times
In dreams.
I have fallen from grace
And reveled in the freedom of non belief.
Been lost…
And found.

I am all with you
And nothing without.