Tag Archives: Mr D’Almeida

How to Almost Run a Marathon

With Caro away on a charity cycle ride, I thought I’d regale you with a few tales of my own attempts to raise money for charity. I’m really not that good at it. I was lucky as a child. Every … Continue reading

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3 June 1982

Thur Jun III Soccer Gs put me 0n Detention then let me off! Soccer practice. Beat U14s 3-1 with 1 from me. New keeper played well. I love the way that I started this entry and then realised that something … Continue reading

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25 May 1982

Tue May XXV PE. We’ve got Stevenson (hooray) but as he’s on 3rd Form Camp We’ve got this ‘chink’ taking us. We played football on the hockey pitch with two balls! Oh dear. Of all of the cringingly embarrassing entries … Continue reading

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27 April 1982

Tue Apr XXVII Didn’t do a lot. School dull as usual and Dl tried to kill us again A few days ago I mentioned a classmate named Paul Molyneux and the fact that I had been seen playing football with … Continue reading

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6 April 1982

Tue Apr VI Dl had us doing fitness all lesson – the bunny! Nothing much exciting. This entry won’t make much sense to anyone who wasn’t in my class. It refers, of course, to our PE teacher Mr D’Almeida, about … Continue reading

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3 March 1982

Wed Mar III Very windy. Went Orienteering am. Tried to canoe pm but the waves were much too high because of the wind – so much for Dl’s ‘hardly a ripple’! Mr D’Almeida was rather disparaging about our efforts to … Continue reading

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2 March 1982

Tue Mar II Dl took us for a long hike. Went canoeing pm and didn’t capsize! I remember the hike well. We were camped in fields next to a beach and the walk was around the surrounding cliff tops. There … Continue reading

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1 March 1982

Mon Mar I Camp! Dl sent us to the wrong place to start with + we spend 2 1/2 hours standing about in the rain. Put up the tents – 12 of us in 1 10 man tent. Tea took … Continue reading

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23 February 1982

Tue Feb XXIII Poured with rain. ‘School Test’ cancelled. Ran up Mt. A. Nearly 1m faster (see Feb XV) in 25:26.4. Yes, I really was mad enough to go running in the rain. Well, you can’t restrict your training to … Continue reading

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9 February 1982

Tue Feb IX Pe with D’Almeida. Stretches, the whole works. Then To Orienteering. Great fun. Must go again. Did Homework – Stewart + Krzanich give us too much. Trains = 32 If ever there was an example of a teacher … Continue reading

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