Yesterday’s plan didn’t happen. I am still typing, and it is snowing already. There is also a thin layer of ice beneath the snow making both roads and pavements rather perilous. Sons and dog are charging excitedly round the back garden, husband is cleaning the sitting room (he’s not allowed to bring the tree in until the room is dust free) and carols and Christmas songs are playing on the radio. And here I am, still typing, in an effort to make sense of the evaluation cycle and find a polite, hopefully vaguely academic, way to say “I hate learning outcomes and find them ever so slightly useless.”

From the Advent calendar:

They rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. Matthew 2:10.

Isn’t that tautological?