I would like to thank the people who have sent their good wishes during my recent difficulties. I have not yet returned to work, and am unlikely to do so early in January either. That said, progress albeit slow, is being made to get back to some kind of normality.
This system that we now have – whatever its other rights and wrongs – sometimes exerts just too much pressure on those it expects to ‘deliver’. Those who can influence such things would do well to take note.
I’m not quite sure what the future holds at present: I had no intention of stopping teaching at this stage, but at present the demands of holding down a full-on teaching timetable seem a long way away. Some people are suggesting that now might be the time to do something else.
But all that is a decision that doesn’t need to be made yet.
In the meantime, Season’s Greetings to all readers of my blog.