* My Year 7 class had been introduced to alliteration two weeks before and now it appeared by chance in the class poem we were writing.
"Who remembers what we call this - when two or more words together in a piece of writing begin with the same letter?" Jason looked at me with the confidence his undoubted ability often gave him.
Too late I saw the glint in his eye.
"Coincidence?" BARBARA TILBROOK.
* I was invigilating during the GCSE mocks, andwent over to Lucy who had her hand up at the start of an exam.
"Do I put my middle name where it says 'centre name'?" PETER RANSOM.
* While out walking with a friend and her dog - a 16-year-old mongrel - we met a four-year-old girl and her father walking their dog.
The child turned to my friend and said: "You've got a nice dog."
"He's an old codger," replied my friend.
"Ours is a collie-cross," she replied.