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Celebrating what was and looking at what’s to come!

Wow!!!! What a mad weekend it has been. What seems like a lifetime in the making and in one evening our ‘First 50’ celebration is over. It was so good to meet up with old team members reminiscing and enjoying fond memories and a chance to meet those team members whom we haven’t met but who…
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June 30, 2013 1


Change… we all go through it, whether it is the transition from one school to another, to a new home, to a new job or new responsibilities. As a year 6 teacher, at this time of year I see first hand the differing reactions to change. I have pupils who are eager for the change…
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June 22, 2013 1

Frugal Times

Have you ever had an unexpected bill?  I had one this week!  The car had to go in for it’s MOT and service.  I had in my head that there would be a little bit of work…I knew that it would fail on the windscreen wipers!  So I had in my head that it would…
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June 15, 2013 1


What follows is a news update from the amazing Mary Palmer on her continued efforts to raise awareness and funds for Chennai Challenge: Well hello everybody, it’s been a while! I’ve just got home from a windy day of jacket potatoes and face painting at the fun day/”party in the park” at the Monckton in…
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May 28, 2013 0


I wonder if you have ever been late for anything?  I know that it seems to be a character trait of youth workers, but I have always tried to get to places on time.  I don’t like being late.  I don’t like letting people down or causing stress or panic by not arriving on time.…
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May 21, 2013 0

A Time To Bake

There are a number of reasons I have decided to write about baking this weekend. Not least among them is the fact that I have recently baked my first ever cake. I am obviously talking about an independently baked cake – not a “here, stir this, then lick the spoon while Mum does the actual…
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May 12, 2013 3


I love breakfast.  I thought this as I sat down to eat my freshly baked soda bread with scrambled eggs and bacon this morning.  I don’t just love ‘special’ breakfast times, this week we have been sitting down every morning at 7am to eat breakfast together as a family.  Normally we have had simple cereal…
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April 20, 2013 3

A Trip Down Memory Lane

I feel a bit too young to be saying that but I must say that is what it feels like considering that it was a over a year ago that I first met everyone and that it’s been nearly 6 months since we went out to India. I’ve been meaning to write a blog for…
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February 23, 2013 1

Eggs Benedict & Recipe

So this week in the news there has been the shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.  This would be the only papal resignation for 600 years and all the discussion are now how to appoint a new pope when the current one will still be around.  This is all because the pope is God‘s representative…
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February 16, 2013 0

Discos – love or hate?

Discos are like Marmite, you either love them or hate them. Growing up, I always hated attending parties as it was customary to dance and anyone who knows me knows I don’t like dancing.  Yet surprisingly I am now the one up leading the dancing at every school disco we have! Unfortunately I have also been to many…
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January 26, 2013 6