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No Rest

  (just tell me when it stops…) It’s been a while since I last posted, mainly because work has not stopped. The summer months are not normally known as crazy season in Tutoring Land. As much as the myth of … Continue reading

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Coming Unstuck

It’s a warm day today. There’s a scent of summer in the air. The G8 summit in Northern Ireland has taken place and David Cameron has shown Vladimir Putin that he is right about Syria because he can go swimming … Continue reading

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The Fear According to Judy Studley-Rochford

  I’m sitting across from a woman in her mid fifties, whose hair is fine, bobbed, the colour of wet sand and whose face, a tightly drawn series of triangles, is straining at the fact that I’ve come to the … Continue reading

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Eating The Rich

(Food banks Versailles-style) Last week we heard that half a million people are now relying on food banks, because, in case the glut of millionaire MPs gave you other ideas, the policy of austerity is divisive, destructive and leaving more … Continue reading

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The Great Disruption

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage ~ Home of Goddess Permaculture and Earth Healing:
Planet Earth is a closed system. Most politicians and all governments simply do not understand that fact! There cannot be infinite economic growth! The world has limited resources,…

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The Horror, The Horror

(Staring into the Heart of Darkness… or any of the ISEB examination papers tbh) Working for the rich is an otherworldly experience, of the sort ordinarily reserved for science fiction plotlines or black ops. Like heading up stream with Martin … Continue reading

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The Tricks to Tutoring

(An American Gigolo or just your average private tutor?) I work for a London agency, one of the many that now serves the city and its increasingly multi-millionaire clientele. I am contacted, offered a job, a rendezvous is arranged to … Continue reading

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By Royal Appointment

Occasionally I find myself in the palaces not merely of the rich, but of the titled. One of my earliest bookings was with the child of a prince of a Middle Eastern Royal Family. The house’s geography, like the family’s … Continue reading

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The Who and Why

  The first thing you need to know about me is that I’m not one of them. I’m not rich. I’ve never panned the planet for gold, made myself giddy gambling millions on how high the cost of sugar can … Continue reading

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Teach The Rich

  Working as a private tutor nowadays is a bit like being a confiseur for Marie Antoinette: no matter how much you spin the sugar into a confection about feeding society, you’re really just making life sweeter for the rich. … Continue reading

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