Why I left Airtricity

I’ve been with Airtricity since May 2010 when I switched from ESB for my electricity. With the service I saved about €12 per month so when I was offered to switch from Bord Gas in January this year, I jumped at the chance to save again.  Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way. Thanks to online banking I could see that Airtricity were not saving me any money. In fact, my bills were higher that they used to be.  The following are the totals I spent on Gas and Electricity for the same period: January to June 2010 (with Bord Gas and Airtricity): €892 January to June 2011 (with Airtricity): €946 Granted, it’s only €50 or so, but we were promised savings.  More worryingly for me was that my last 3 bills from Airtricity were €286, €284 and €245.  The first two I wasn’t too surprised about due to the cold...

The Monart: Ticking all the Boxes but…

There’s really no way of saying that I stayed in the Monart without sounding pretentious. Since we started our jobs as principals, once a term, Rozz and I treat ourselves to one or two nights in a posh hotel to get away from it all.  We generally find a deal on the web for a random fancy hotel and head off for some spa therapy.  We’ve stayed in some great places. I can highly recommend the Killinard near Portarlington, the G Hotel in Galway and the Dylan in Dublin.  However, we saved our biggest treat of all til the end of this school year for the Monart. I was incredibly run down at the end of this year.  My immune system was beginning to give into a cold and I needed serious recovery time to gain back the lack of sleep I had had over June. A few hours in a sauna, steam room and a long relaxing massage followed by a nice meal and...

Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine
Robert C. Gallagher (found in a CESI email list post about iPads in Education)