The good bits

Whilst marking is the worst part of teaching, there are some good bits. Today, on our Habitat Creation and Restoration course, we spent most of our time at Cwmsymlog, an old metal mine. The sun shone, we saw rare species of fern and discussed natural habitat development and dealing with contaminated land. Every time I run a course I am inspired by my learners and I gain new perspectives on my subject, plus I get to spend happy days in the field.

And what course would be complete without cake?

Blackberry and white chocolate muffins for the last day

Blackberry and white chocolate muffins ready for tomorrow (by request!)

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  1. That looks like great place to visit – and you provide home made muffins ???!!!!!!
    Wow – best teacher ever!

  2. Are those fabulous lichens providing inspiration for some crochet? I especially love the saffron coloured one with its frilly edges…

  3. The course sounds amazing and the muffins look delicious.

  4. What a stunning place to go for a bit of a wander – can you give me a heads up on how to pronounce that name? I’m saying Kwim-sim-log but I’m guessing you just say Charley or something similar 🙂

  5. students can be so uplifting. As can cake! 😀

  6. What a neat trip! The muffins look delicious! Thanks for sharing…

  7. I was going to ask about the yellow lichen, but got my answer from previous comments! I’ve never see anything quite like that. And you are lovely to bake those goodies for your folks!

  8. I would imagine restoration of a mining site is incredibly tricky! What kind of course are you teaching?


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