'twas the night before the start of the new term and the teacher was in a reflective state of mind.
He'd spent the better part of the last week preparing for the new term, in the full knowledge that he'd be bombarded with another stack of deadlines as soon as he graced the interior of the staffroon.
It was at the start of January 2008 that he looked blankly at his computer screen and sighed a sigh that was as deep as the ocean.
The holidays were truly over.
Then again, he'd be in Israel in six weeks...