Going With The Flow

James Proclaims (4)

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Though I allude to it rarely, I have stated elsewhere on this site that I am, by profession, a teacher. I don’t like to mention it often because this blog is meant to be a kind of escapism from the daily grind and though things happen at work, from time to time, that amuse me, or irritate me, or make me want to bang my head against the wall in frustration, they are things that are better left in work, shared with colleagues, or, when the need arises, at home with Mrs Proclaims, who kindly allows me to vent on occasion. Continue reading Going With The Flow

The Puddle Polemic

James Proclaims (4)

Although I can drive, I tend, for the most part, to be a pedestrian. Currently I can walk to work and l live close to most of the amenities I need.

I like walking places. It gives me an opportunity to reflect on the world around me and on life in general. Plus it’s good for you. It’s a light cardio workout everyday without having to go to the gym.

The only time when walking is a bit of a problem is when it rains. I don’t mind the actual rain itself, I have a perfectly good coat, and it’s rarely more than drizzle in Reading anyway.

What does stress me out is puddles. They can be surprisingly hard to navigate and one misstep and you’ve got wet socks.

I don’t think I’m being overly dramatic when I say that having wet socks is the worst thing ever. Continue reading The Puddle Polemic