Fasten your Seatbelts

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There’s a junction in North London soon before the A1 meeting the A46 where I invariably have an moment when I start to signal to the right. This was my route to work for several years – to a comprehensive school in North London, led by Kevin. In that moment, a number of thoughts go through my mind. Kevin would delight in hearing about my stroppy daughter’s latest display of stubbornness. He’d ask after my husband, my Mum, my Dad, my brother-in-law and my cats (all by name). He’d be proud and happy that I’m loving my new job and thriving on new challenges. There’s so much to tell him, ask him, share with him. And, in that moment, I wonder how on earth I’ve left it so long.

And then I remember. On the Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, Kevin was found dead in his flat. He…

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About gwenelope

English and Media Studies teacher in the wilds of Coventry, about to start my tenth year, which in itself is frankly terrifying. In the small pockets of free time I have have been known to do things like Tough Guy, circuit classes and swim often, very often. It is what keeps sanity near and insanity at bay.
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