I'm constantly amazed by time. How it changes. Slowly, dragging - or flashing by. Often there's no rhyme nor reason to why some things take for ever and others vanish like a flash of lightning in a puff of smoke.
It's the time of year when the pace of the treadmill is picking up. Parent meetings, after less than pleasing exam results. Some meetings called by me, others by worried parents. Reports - by next week please. Children to be put into groups for activity week coming up.
The curriculum to get through, in spite of cricket matches, concerts, art events, visiting speakers... and a pack of boys who are de-mob happy now that exams are over and summer has arrived.
The next few weeks will call for great reserves of patience, tolerance, forbearance - and energy.