This week everyone was a lot less stressed. The inspection appears to have gone well, although we won't get the report until October. When I finished work I took one of my students to the old German bunker at Noirmont. The views from the headland are pretty spectacular on a clear day. The island's coastline is peppered with bits of German concrete, leftovers from the Occupation. It would be pointless to remove them as, apart from the difficulty and the cost, it is part of Jersey's history.
TuesdayA wet one today. Both this week's students are in fashion; one is a designer and the other a saleswoman of designer handbags. I will need to do a bit of research on their subjects, although it's lucky that I have them, and not one of my male colleagues:-)
Today I drove along the West coast, past the lighthouse at Corbiere. The old lighthouse keeper's cottage is still there, but the tower is automated now, so it is just a family home. I don't think I would like to live there- they must be really isolated- and get buffetted by the waves at high tide.
Thank goodness- a dry day. The Jersey Lilies ( amaryllis belladonna) are in flower at the moment. They are quite different from Guernsey lilies ( nerine sarniensis) which have leaves. These were in the garden at the college, but they are everywhere on the island at the moment.
Today my business students were doing some text analysis. We started with a matching exercise with words of different register. They enjoyed it and it was a nice kinaesthetic activity to stop them falling asleep after lunch. I spent most of my day in meetings, when I wasn't in class- it was a loong day!
FridayA short day at work is great on a Friday, as the weekend starts fast. It was useful today as the Ceilidh Band had a birthday party to play for. We don't often do things on a Friday any more. It was one of the farming families from one of the Eastern Parishes, who were celebrating a slew of events at the same time. It was a fun evening with great people
and the food was excellent.