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Tuesday May 13 2008

The most exciting thing at Kings Cross Supplementary earlier this evening was a squirrel, which had inserted itself between one of the windows and the grill that protects the window, presumably from missiles thrown by the Underclass.  One of the children pointed it out to me, and my digital photography instincts cut in at once.

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Click to see bigger pictures.  The snap on the right was taken first.  What was happening was that the squirrel tried to climb out from behind the grill by climbing upwards, found that this didn’t work, and so had to come down again.  That’s the squirrel on its way down.  And the one on the left is the squirrel back at square one, wondering what to do next.  It was soon gone though.

I wish that, instead of merely photo-ing squirrels, I could comfortably take pictures of all the children, and then print their pictures out in a card index, and write their names on all the pictures.  Because, you see, I have a real problem remembering all their names, yet doing this is basic courtesy.  Teaching good manners, which we try to do, is a whole lot easier if you are being polite yourself.  With photos, I could be more polite.  But, the times we live in say you have to tread carefully about things like that.

As you can perhaps see from these pictures, the physical conditions at Kings Cross Supplementary are fairly basic, with everything painted in institutional puke-yellowy-green.  Which does not matter at all.  The children are all very nice, to us and to each other.