Chaplog tries hard In which an ageing climber comes to terms with life closer to the ground.


A few more Gozo flowers

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 4:49 pm

Ramping Fumitory Marsalforn Gozo

I had a morning off and Lynne and I walked on the headland above Marsalforn. We looked at the flowers on the way.



A hard day at the office

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 6:52 pm

I dive everyday and study in the evening. The Divemaster course is not easy. The theory is fine similar to an AS level or easier.



Divemaster training

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 6:49 pm


Today it was hot and I have had the hardest physical work day for many years. (more…)


Surf’s up in Marsalforn Gozo

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 1:42 pm

The surf is up in Marsalforn Gozo

We cycled the three Km to the supermarket in Victoria. It is up hill on the way there and downhill on the way back, perfect. There has been a storm and there is a lot of white water. I suspect the diving was cancelled today.


leaving Padfield and arriving in Masalforn Gozo

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 7:31 pm

Lynne on the balcony of our apartment in Marsalforn in Gozo

Since leaving school on the last day of the Spring term Lynne and I have been working from first thing in the morning until the end of the day getting ourselves, our luggage and the house ready. The only exception was a lunch date where Mike Evans had arranged for Lynne and I to meet staff that I had worked with over the last 28 years, some for longer.

Some photographs


My last day at Trinity

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 7:20 pm

Best wishes on my retirement

I gave my notice with days to spare before the deadline. The advantage of this was that speculation about my successor or leaving me out of planning would not happen. I held a very important meeting with Capita and Manchester Council on the Thursday before I finished on the Friday. I was seeing parents and students up until 11:00am on the last day.

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