London’s still

…a blog about an ordinary Australian living in London

Devon May 23, 2006

Filed under: England — Annaleis @ 8:35 pm

The rolling stone gathers no moss, and this is especially true when the ball is rolling full speed down some muddy English school-yard hill.

Over the last few days, after having sent my application off to my teaching agency, I've been referred from my Adelaide-based support guy to a UK-based support guy (who shall henceforth be known as 'The Guy'). In the last 3 days I've been contacted four times by The Guy in regards to where I want to be teaching, and living preferences, and I've sent another updated copy of my CV.

And……..(you should never start a sentence with 'and' children!)

It's paying off, I feel like I'm getting somewhere.

An overwhelming feeling that I've just let my breath out after a week of holding it has occurred because The Guy found my first potential teaching position.

It's in Devon, with a grade 1/2, and was for two terms; a 'maternity leave' position. The school looks just like it's a rural NW coast Tassie school, and boasts an amazing array of habitats including:



A pond

Stone walls

Cob walls

Shrubbery and

Nettle beds

Sounds picturesque, don't you think? I couldn't wait to go try out those therapeutic nettle beds!

I emailed The Guy back just a little while ago and asked him to keep looking. After all, it's only the first placement he's found for me, perhaps he might come up with the perfect one!



ARTHUR: O Knights of Ni, you are just and fair, and we will return with a shrubbery.

KNIGHT OF NI: One that looks nice.

ARTHUR: Of course.

KNIGHT OF NI: And not too expensive.


KNIGHT OF NI: Nooowww…..GO!


4 Responses to “Devon”

  1. Marcus Says:

    How old are kids when they are in grade “half”

  2. Annaleis Says:

    Grade one slash two, a combined grade, you 1/2wit!
    they are 6/7/8 in grade 1/2 šŸ˜‰

  3. Bread Says:

    Mmmm devon. It sounds like something from the deli!

  4. Annaleis Says:

    I suppose I could go to Strassbourg or Belguim! You’d definitely be coming with me then!

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