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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Long division......really long!

So, evening or indeed, afternoon *delete as applicable.......  here comes another load of waffle about my life in the time since last I blogged.

A week's a long time in politics it has been said, and an even longer week when you have prepubescent small people in your house! bless him (!) our eldest continues to struggle with his emotions, blowing hot and cold.  It requires diplomacy of a level normally displayed by Kofi Annan and other high ranking UN officials....I'm sure I was as bad if not worse at his age, so best not to throw stones etc!

The thoughts uppermost in my mind, have been the need to get a regular study routine in place for my three GCSE's.  As I'm sure I've said, I am prone to procrastination (get on with it!) and need to get over this and the worry that I have bitten off more than I can chew.....must focus my mind on the fact that I have a better than average ability to retain information, and that this will see me right in my endeavours.

But lord almighty, how hard is the maths! I think I'm probably putting it on an educational pedestal, but I am struggling to get my grey cells round it. I've been thinking that it is a "pure" subject and, unlike the science and English language, is not really attached to anything specific at the moment.  I see it more as a theoretical thing, rather than practical......I'm sure this will come to pass.

Anyhoo, I am getting used to the new work/home balance that I have now, not working Monday, having a shorter working day on Tuesday and then knocking out longer days on Wed-Fri.   The boys seem to have got used to me being around more, and the difference between mine and mums ways of doing things.

I'm still doing my running, and really starting to get into my stride, excuse the pun.  This week I've been out twice, each time a 5 mile run, the second of which was a longer Thameside route, taking me from Borough High St to Lambeth Bridge on the south side, then over to the north side and back along, using Southwark to get back south, and then to the old office and a hot shower!   I'm hoping to apply for a half marathon around June, which I hope I can complete in around 2.5hrs.

Going to finish now, just a quick advert for any generous souls reading, my wife is training for her 3rd London Marathon in April, and is raising funds for two charities, please click here to read more and donate if you possibly can.

Cheers dear reader

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

My Wife's a teacher, primary school in Leyton, on 28s aswell LOL !

Good luck with your quest, my you are trying hard useing big words etc LOl

nat said...

I struggle with maths too, I am thinking of doing a online course for extreme basics!

You're doing well I think!

Bethan. said...

Despite being a graduate and having several A Levels as well as GCSEs I can honestly say I doubt I would pass a Maths GCSE paper if one was put in front of me now - Maths is so bloody hard :)

Lee Cox said...

Thanks Nat, and thanks Bethan, glad I'm not alone :)

Anonymous said...

Despite being a graduate and having several A Levels as well as GCSEs I can honestly say I doubt I would pass a Maths GCSE paper if one was put in front of me now - Maths is so bloody hard :)

This is what the country is in such a state, because halfwits are going to university with weak subject A levels that could not pass a basic maths gcse...truly shocking, Media sociology, psychology blah blah...60% of university leavers have as much to give society as a shit house cleaner.

Bethan. said...

Excuse me??
I HAVE a Maths GCSE and was merely offering support that I found it difficult at the time and would find it difficult to do again now due to the fact that it has been a long time since I have been required to do anything mathematical?
I do not have weak/soft A Levels or a degree in Media, Sociology or Psychology - although if I did that would have been my choice.
What an offensive thing to say to somebody you know nothing about and who was trying to be supportive/helpful.

Bethan said...

And I would also argue that a 'shit house cleaner' is just as important/valuable as the highest achieving graduate with all the 'right subjects'.
It's extremely rude to refer to someone you know nothing about as a halfwit.
I'm sorry for my responses Jackcabnory and feel free to remove them if you feel they're detrimental to your blog - I was trying to offer support.

Anonymous said...

And I would also argue that a 'shit house cleaner' is just as important/valuable as the highest achieving graduate with all the 'right subjects'.

Oh god its pc gone mad LOL

Lee Cox said...

Tks Bethan, your comments are really appreciated.