Tuesday, October 22, 2013
October 22. Day 295. In full bloom
"When the jacarandas start to flower, it's too late to start studying for exams."
Squawk about it all you like, but it's pretty true. The city is awash with purple blooms and for university students it's exam season. For university lecturers like myself it's a two edged sword. It means marking season is in full bloom in all its hideous intensity.
But on the flip side it means the end of the academic calendar is approaching. Now that's something to crow about (yes, I know this is a noisy miner but, well, it's a bird).