24th November: The previous week, The Tomboy had had a homework task based on a newspaper article about a baby hippo that had sadly died. She was utterly distraught by this, poor kiddy! :( On this particular day I was teaching her class and when I went to set up my computer ready I spotted a new piece of work pinned to the display board - a follow-up article about the miraculous recovery of the baby hippo! I'd had no idea she'd done this, I love teaching at her school because I'm forever stumbling across another special piece of work she's done :)
* The Boy's first performance at his secondary school! He's part of the Year 7 choir :)
...is what I speak. It describes what I actually say (nonsense, mostly) and how I say it (ie my accent, which is a mixture of all sorts - a bit of North of England, a bit of Irish, a bit of South West England, a lot of just me!) The word comes from my name, Mel, and the fact that I'm one-quarter Welsh. But there's not actually any Welsh in my accent. Go figure...