03 April 2009

Michelle Obama at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School

I heard on the news yesterday about the big event when Michelle Obama visited a girl's school. It was only today that I realised that it was the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington.

I suppose it is no big deal that Mrs Obama would visit a school, but I was especially interested that it should be this particular school. Over several years in the 1980s I visited this school every week to take flamenco dance lessons, and we used this very hall where Mrs Obama was speaking. We worked up quite a lot of passion as we rhythmically stamped on that floor for many hours. Although it all seems a distant memory now, it was one of the most enjoyable times of my life.

Another thing I remembered about this school was that during one of our flamenco dance lessons my car was broken into in the school's car park, the only time I have ever suffered a vehicle robbery. The person who smashed my car window and stole my brief-case probably never knew that there were sensitive papers inside it, associated with correspondence I had had with the Ministry of Defence about my security clearance. Luckily the brief-case was found in the waste disposal chute of a nearby bank, and everything except my electronic calculator was recovered.

Michelle Obama speaking at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School


  1. Anonymous2:33 PM

    I have a doubt.Is the Tomlinson blog real?
    And why said "not me"?

  2. No, what was the Richard Tomlinson blog has been hijacked, and it is no longer anything to do with Richard. As far as I know Richard Tomlinson no longer has a blog or any website, and so I am changing the link to the only website that tries to represent what Richard was doing back in 2006/7

  3. Anonymous1:57 PM

    Okay.Thanks,but other sites like www.spy.org.uk maintains the old link.

  4. Oh yes, there are lots of sites that continue to publish the defunct web addresses for Richard Tomlinson's blogs. I personally cannot see that they are of any interest to somebody who seriously wants to follow the story of Mr Tomlinson, but we are all entitled to our opinions.