I was a stand-in teacher today

A 7:30am call from the headmaster informing me of sick teachers and – as a consequence – a shortage of staff, saw me racing to school to join Year 5 on their visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

And, despite the rain and the fact that there were 27 (twenty-seven) 10 and 11-year-olds excited to be out and about away from school for the morning, it wasn’t such a bad experience.

I mean, I couldn’t do it every day (and I have the utmost admiration for those who can and do), but I survived with barely a scratch, before heading home for a late-midday brandy, and then a post lunch brandy ahead of my regular afternoon brandy.

I’m fine. Fine.

Thanks for asking.

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