I find it hard to believe that exactly one year ago today, I posted my very first blog on this site.
Some of have been following my exploits all the way back to that very first posting of 20th April 2004 (but who's counting?!) but coming here really freed me from the confines of my original AOL offering and in the process allowed me to develop some pretty useful HTML skills.
Those of you who have been following my exploits will very much be aware of the kind of "fun" I've had over the last three hundred and sixty five days. In all honesty, it has been a fascinating year, jobwise. I know that as a teacher, I've really come a long way (although, witnessing the kind of behaviour I saw today in my classes, makes me sometimes wonder why I bothered)but the journey is far from over.
On this special occasion, I want to say a really heartfelt and sincere thank you to everyone who pops in, either on a regular basis or once in a while (not forgetting the newbies). Your comments, support and yes, sometimes painful, but honest comments have often helped to me to climb out the very dark hole I found myself in. With this in mind, I'd like to say a very special thank you to these friends (and I do consider you to be such):
Rachael, The Tense Teacher, Bradbox, Larry, Just and the Y.M.
I know that you, ladies and gentlemen are regular visitors and I want you to know that I really appreciate your invaluable contributions.
So here's to the first year, let's raise a glass of virtual champagne, take a sip and gird our loins for The Teacher - Year 2 !!
Happy Birthday folks.....and thank you Blogger for giving me the chance to let it all out.
Onwards and upwards - kadimah!