1. Dr C has gone to Fiji for a week’s holiday. That could be interesting as a coup seems to be in progress.
2. A couple of (reconstructed) bits of conversation with coachees this week.
Coachee 1 (14): Yes, I read The Lord of the Rings when I was about 4.
Me: Really? That’s a bit much for a four year old… Did you read it in Chinese or English?
Coachee 1: In Chinese. (He was in Shanghai then.)
Me: Have you read it since in English?
Coachee 1: Yes.
Me: Do you still read a lot?
Coachee: One book a week.
Me: English or Chinese?
Coachee: Mostly in English.
Coachee 2 (17): I’m having some problems with Keating’s Speech on the Unknown Soldier. (One of seven set for the HSC unit on speeches.)
Me: What problems?
Coachee 2: What is mateship?
That led to an interesting discussion.