Opening up thinking about education today for tomorrow - Imagining possibilities and solutions

Friday, April 21, 2006

The bag has turned up!

My bag has turned up and everything is intact including my neat bundle!!

Next time I thnk I shall travel with an empty bag and buy what I need as I go!!!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Challenge of NO bag

Well, having packed everything into one bag I checked my bag in at Sysney through to Montreal. I boarded my flights to Canada with Air Canada. the flights were good. Long, but good. Sydney - Honolulu. Even though I was continuing throughn to Vancouver I still had to clear US immigration and customs and reboard the plane.

From Honolulu I flew to Vancouver. Had to clear immigration and customs in Vancouver. This meant also claiming my checked baggage to clear customs. I had to get my checked bag from the bag pick-up area, take it through customs and give it back to an Air Cananda official for the bag to continue to Montreal.

That was the last I saw of my bag! :-(

Upon arrival in Montreal I waited for my bag to come through those rubber flaps from baggage handlers to awaiting public. Nothing! I thought someone`s bag has to be last. But, alas! My bag was not to appear - well not tonight anyway in Montreal!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The challenge: One bag!

The challenge was to fit 13 weeks into 1 bag. Apparently, it can be done! Help was saught from a site that I was put onto:

Step 1: Layer clothes in the following order

Jacket (buttons facing down)
Pants and shorts (layered 1 pr facing left, the other right the 3rd facing top, 4th facing down)
This patterning is continued for shirts, jumpers, tee-shirts.

Step 2:

Underwear and socks then can be wrapped into a bundle and placed on top.

Step 3:

Continue wrapping to form a bundle.

Voila! A neat bundle! This can be packed into one bag!

Challenge achieved!!

Sunday, April 16, 2006


19/04/06 Departure

19/04/06 - 25/04/06: Montreal, Canada.

Fellowship commences 26/04.

26/04/06 - 3/05/06: Toronto, Canada
The Learning Consortium
Meetings and school visits are being arranged by The Learning Consortium

Visit to Durham District Schools Board/International Network of Innovative Schools (INIS)

8/05/06 - 12/05/06: Cambridge, UK

Leadership For Learning/Cambridge Network
Meetings, school and network visits are being arranged by David Frost. Meeting with John MacBeath and Judy Durrant.

15/05/06 - 15/05/06: London, UK

Specialist Schools Trust
Meeting with Sue Williamson, Director, Leadership and Affiliation Networks

16/05/06 - 17/05/06: Birmingham, UK

Birmingham Local Education Authority
Meeting with key staff.

18/05/06 - 23/05/06: Glasgow, UK

Learning Teaching Scotland
Meeting with key staff on services provided to schools

24/05/06 - 25/05/06: Glasgow, UK

North Lanarkshire Local Education Authority
Meeting with key staff; visit to schools involved in International Network of Innovative Schools (INIS)

26/05/06 - 29/05/06: Edinburgh, UK
Bank Holiday weekend

30/05/06 - 2/06/06: London, UK

DEMOS Institute
Meeting with key staff, researchers working on education, attend DEMOS workshops and meetings

5/06/06 - 6/06/06: London, UK

Specialist Schools Trust
Meeting with Emma Sims, Development and Research Coordinator; Meeting with Kai Vacher, Head of Personalising Learning; school visits

7/06/06 9/06/06: London, UK

Innovations Unit of Department for Educational Standards
Meeting with Valerie Hannon and other relevant staff; school visits

13/06/06 - 13/06/06: Dusseldorf, Germany

Semi-Autonomous Schools Network (Bertelsmann Foundation)
Meeting with Petra Madelung

14/06/06 - 14/06/06: Gutersloh, Germany

Bertelsmann Foundation
Meeting with key staff

15/06/06 - 15/06/06: Niedersachsen, Germany

International Network of Innovative Schools (Bertelsmann Foundation)
School visits

16/06/06: Dusseldorf, Germany

19/06 - 14/07: Long Service Leave

17/06 - 21/06: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

22/06 - 29/06: Berlin, Germany

30/06 - 03/07: Maikammer (near Mannheim), Germany Staying with friends who operate a winery.

04/07 - 05/07: Stuttgart, Germany A few shows (Elisabeth, LudwigII)

06/07 - 12/07: Tutzing (on Stanberg See, near Munich) Staying with a friend.

12/07: fly Munich, Frankfurt, Singapore, Sydney.

14/07 Arrive: Sydney

Related Posts with Thumbnails