Weedon’s Wanderings: 20th June 2018

SS Hope


If, like me, you’re a fan of the film Clockwise then you’ll be familiar with this scene: John Cleese playing Mr Stimpson (a state school head) is on his way to be honoured as chair of the (otherwise public school) Headmasters’ Conference; but everything goes wrong, hilariously, despite his meticulous planning and rigid adherence to the clock; now he is sitting by a country roadside, dressed only in a monk’s habit, being comforted by one of his truanting sixth formers, and he says “It’s not the despair, Laura - I can cope with despair. No, it’s the hope...!”

I’ve decided to make that my motto. 

We received our new data SIM card, installed it in the mobile phone and drove up to the mast on the hill, equipped with phone, laptop and mouse, and Bucket Loads of Hope, all crammed into our tiny Smart car....

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