Monthly Archives: February 2015

The power of fire

Our son made us chuckle. “I think I must be getting old, ” he said, ” I’ve just realised that eating fire is dangerous!” He was trained to do this in his early 20’s, and has used it from time … Continue reading

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Look around, not back

It was the last morning of an exhausting 5 day Ofsted inspection. I’d had lessons observed virtually all week – far more than my fair share, even though they’d all been successful. As usual on a Friday morning, I was … Continue reading

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Time to go

“Don’t panic!” You’ll no doubt remember the clip from the Dad’s Army series, where Jonesy is informed that an unexploded bomb has been found. Instead of thinking clearly and fetching help, he dances round telling the empty room not to … Continue reading

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More than a nudge

To be brutally honest, I DID NOT WANT to do it. The idea of moving my three happy, settled, teenagers out of a home we all loved, away from everyone they knew, and out of schools they were doing well in, … Continue reading

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Re-routed but not dis-appointed

A few days ago, my husband had a dentist appointment in the next town. The usual route takes us over a busy railway bridge. However, some huge roadworks had shut the road, so we were diverted. The whole area was just … Continue reading

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Dream of the future

Which team do you support? Is it the local team, or the one that plays the best, or wins the most? You may remember Norman Tebbit controversially used the phrase ‘the cricket test’ to judge whether people from a non-indigenous background … Continue reading

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The safe route

As a child, I loved watching my mother nimbly making our clothes, curtains, cushions etc. Her sewing machine has covered many, many miles of fabric, and she’s still great at it, now nearly 96 years old! When I began to learn … Continue reading

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Paid on the nail

A couple were moving house, and some things just had to be parted with. Going through the loft, the wife came across some old sports trophies belonging to her husband. As he’d told her to exercise her discretion, she chose … Continue reading

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Don’t forget!

Yesterday, there was a really important phone call I had to make, so I put a reminder on my iPad. It duly rang out the alarm at the correct time. No sweat. Remember the old days when we had to scribble … Continue reading

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The fresh start challenge

 There is one thing better than pulling a tray of freshly baked bread rolls from the oven – and that’s eating ’em – ladled with best butter of course! Sweet sticky cakes don’t hit the spot for me but a still-warm hot … Continue reading

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