Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Goodbye Mr McMullen!

Blogging seems to have had its day. Been a long time since the heady days of the 50 comment posts. Probably a mixture of not blogging much, others not posting anymore, boring posts, facebook and twitter. Anyway, everything has it's season.

Today was the end of a season for me so I thought I'd mark it with a final blog post. Today was my last in Bocombra P.S. I was totally gutted leaving. Driving out of the gates for the last time was worse than any break-up. I have loved the past 4 years there and will miss the buzz, the fun, the achievement and the relationships of daily school life. I've been completely overwhelmed by kindness in the past couple of weeks through speeches, presents (inc a sweet north face jacket!) but mainly by letters of thanks and encouragement from kids past and present, staff members and parents. I've never felt more fulfilled and rewarded than I do today.

I hope/trust I've made the right decision. Not much time to dwell on it now though cos off to Africaaaaa at 5.30am tomorrow!

Thanks for reading this blog,
I'll leave you with the apt words of our P7 leavers song:

One more step along the world I go,
One more step along the world I go;
From the old things to the new
Keep me travelling along with you.

And it’s from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you,

You are older than the world can be,
You are younger than the life in me;
Ever old and ever new,
Keep me travelling along with you.

Acrobat is out for now.....


... said...

Loved reading that. It is so cool to see the sense of fulfilment. I guess the sadness is only because it has been so good - so it's bitter-sweet.

Anyway, I am here to plead with you not to stop blogging. Especially when certain people will not be able to chat deeper things round a dinner table.

Facebook connects not in a lasting way and Twitter cannot go deeper than 140 characters.

So, repent (have a change of heart and turn around) and come back to blogosphere. In saying that I think we may have to stop!

Enjoy Africaaa

zico said...

slip us a post from uganda mate

Joanna said...

John please don't leave...i love your blogs!!
ps. thanks for reminding of one of the greatest songs ever! see ya in AFRICAAAA!!

Jen said...

hey know how you feel about finishing at school and am leaving teaching myself. As to blogging- don't give up on it- u never know who is reading or the impact u have.

dave wiggins said...

What a great last post John Boy. Well done on the next chapter, from the old things to the new.