And that, I'm afraid, is that.
Armed with seven scraps of paper containing the numberless illegible addresses of children who would like postcards ("from the other side of the world"), I'm off to the USA, where as the UK finishes its academic year, the new year's first term is about to begin.
I've attempted to persuade a friend who is beginning her post graduate teacher training to blog here in my absence. Otherwise, The Blackboard Jungle goes dark, now, until the point, hopefully two years hence, when I take up residence on a VSO teaching placement.
Until then, adieu. I shall be once again a learner in the school of reality. Less the teacher.