Koh Lipe from Penang March 2019


“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert

We are currently taking a year off (yeah, lucky i know!) which may stretch into two depending on work, will, and where we are. Currently we have parked ourselves in Penang, a state off the West coast of Malaysia enveloped in the Andaman sea, and as i like to remind anyone within ear shot with a direct view, if those flat earthers were to be believed, of the Maldives.

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Living in Penang – a Middle Aged Gap Year


Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.
– Thomas Gray

After 10 years of working in the bright lights of Hong Kong myself and my wife wanted and needed a break. Hong Kong is a truly wonderful place to both live and work but like any big city it can get to be tiring.

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Times are a’ changing


Change is the end result of all true learning. – Leo Buscaglia

It is likely in the coming decade that classrooms are going to undergo a huge change in their appearance. At this moment in time students seem to be caught in the middle of that change. The days predicted of everything being done collaboratively and on tablets or their equivalent has not yet arrived, and students today appear to be asked to fit an Apple or Android device into an already insanely full school bag. 

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An Apple a Day


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. –  Benjamin Franklin

Well an apple every six days. I have been learning to make apps over the last few weeks and although never going to rock the world i have been enjoying it and, i think, getting better. These are in the website if you want to check them out. However i started with Android as i have only ever owned one IPad about five years ago and never really got on with the whole system.

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Late to the Party

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

I can’t remember when i exactly started wanting to do something different, but i remember when i decided to do something about it. It was watching as my class sat quietly and did worksheets in my lessons on a Friday,

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