Posted: 17/04/2014 at 13:31
Frank, I think engineers are different. My OH was apprenticed as a patternmaker, but then went to do a B. Ed in design and technology. When they got to the patternmaking bit, he ended up taking the class instead of the lecturer, as he said, he had a lot more practical experience. His twin brother teaches latin and has a B.A, an MA, a Ph,D and a cert Ed, but he always dismisses his brother as the one who likes to get his hands dirty ( never happier than when under the bonnet of a car). Should the apocalypse happen, I know who will be more use.
When I was ten, I was asked what was I hoping for for xmas. I said a greenhouse, I doubt it would fit on santas sleigh. The person asking gave me a very funny look.