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Out to dinner...


I got my department to go out to dinner tonight. A first, apparently. We had a lovely meal in Lyall Bay, at a place called Elements. Nice. Good to get five really REALLY different people talking, both about work and about other things.

And I'm so tired, I'm going to bed even earlier. Look, it's only quarter to eleven. Busy, busy, difficult and challenging day, including two nails in two car tyres at once. But oh, we played the trading game last period and it was freakishly successful!!! I'll tell you about it at the weekend. The girls wouldn't stop until they were halted by the bell at the end of the day!

And I now have to become an expert on church architecture for my Year 12s. So I might need all your photos!!! Lucky I went to all those churches in Germany. I have many stained glass windows in my file. But now I need to know the differences between churches in different eras, art, architecture and music. The textbook is turgid and dull, so I suspect I'll be surfing the net over the weekend!


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Jul. 26th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
Churches. From Roman times to the unfinished modern... Have lots and lots of information and experiences, but surf first, then ask me about what needs to be filled in! I haven't got that many photos because before the age of the digital camera, well, it was snapshots of the beach etc! Though I'll see if I can find the earliest photos I ever took - with a Brownie 127 - of the mediaeval lych gate (where coffins could be rested out of the rain on the way to a funeral. No guarantees.
Jul. 26th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
I have lots of photos though of varying churches, British, Italian, German, Austrian, Swiss amongst others, happy to share... (will email some if you want) don't always know what style of architecture etc but could check easily enough!! We have a Mediaeval lych gate at the church we go to now!!!
Jul. 26th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
See? Who needs Google?
Jul. 26th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Woot!! You guys are amazing!!! Thank you both *g*
Jul. 26th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks heaps! When I know what kind of architecture we focus on, I'll get back to you! That is so cool!

-We have a Mediaeval lych gate at the church we go to now!!!
O-kaaay. I have reading to do *g*
Jul. 26th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
If you go here:

you can see lots of my pictures of churches, they are not in any sort of order and the page is still "under development" but feel free to borrow anything that's any use to you!
Jul. 29th, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
Oooh, thanks so much!!! *hugs you*
Jul. 29th, 2007 08:10 am (UTC)
Have a look here too:

I hope some of it's some use to you....
My intent was that I would go back and add helpful captions,and extra info, but I just haven't got there yet!!
What exactly do you need to know about a particular time period, style, location?
Jul. 29th, 2007 08:33 am (UTC)
OMG those pics are so wonderful!!! Thank you so much. I have no idea what I need!!! I haven't finished the textbook yet, it's so tedious, and all in black and white! But I'll get there. Thank you.
Jul. 26th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
I got my department to go out to dinner tonight
That's always nice, to get people away from work and having a good time. Good for morale and communication.

I hate tire problems! Such an annoyance.

Glad to hear your trading game went well though!
Jul. 26th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
-I hate tire problems! Such an annoyance.
I must need coffee! I don't think I'm awake enough, I sat there thinking 'what the hell is tire?'!!! Duh! Tyre!!! Heh.

And yeah, I think the RE dept will be stronger now that we have had a dinner and a kind of - well, bonding!!! It was good to see how the deputy head (who teaches one class in my dept) is really just another teacher when it comes to problems in the classroom. Kind of levelling. And it meant we can feel more for her, instead of seeing her as just one of the admin team.
Jul. 27th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
'what the hell is tire?'!!! Duh! Tyre!!! Heh.
Haha, I thought about that when I typed it, but when I typed it tyre it just felt so unnatural! I had to change it!
Jul. 26th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
I spent one summer volunteering as a tour guide at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh (http://www.stgilescathedral.org.uk/) and have a ton of notes and booklets on the history of the building. If any of it would be useful to you, let me know and I can type some stuff up. If I had longer to get them to you I'd offer to send the booklets over (there's one just about the stained glass windows, and another more general one) but I fear they'd probably take too long to arrive.
Jul. 29th, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
Thanks, dear Hannah! I wouldn't ask you to type up anything! I'll look at the site though *hugs you too*
Jul. 29th, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
And OMG that icon is GORGEOUS!!!! *drools*
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