What’s next?

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Just thinking about my agenda for the next couple of months and it’s packed. I don’t put much information on my online calendar for security purposes.It’s not a sensible idea to let everyone know that you’re not at home.So many people needlessly advertise the fact that they are away? Perhaps, I’m sounding a little paranoid… Read more »

First school visit of 2020

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Just wanted to comment on a recent school visit to Grimsby, working with year 5 and 6, probably my favourite age group.What a fabulous day – great teachers and lovely children. It was a fun day with lots of variation, and the children produced some great work.I was thrilled with their comments throughout, as they… Read more »

Stuff a cheese roll in it!

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I wanted to say, ‘stuff a cheese roll in it,’ when the food trolley came down the aisle.Am I rude? Well maybe so, but he was worse! Thank God it was only a short flight to Spain and not a long haul trip to Mexico, which I envisage soon.Quite frankly, why are some British people… Read more »

The Arts, Children and Mental Health

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A New Year, and what a whirlwind January has been. And it’s not over yet! Disaster in Australia, with the very sad loss of human life, destruction of 15 million acres of land, and the death of thousands of animals. The beginning of an impeachment trial of a US President, the ongoing saga in the… Read more »

Christmas thoughts

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Just a short recording I did Christmas 2013 – oh my days – how time flies! Yet some things never change.Enjoy Christmas everyone, but please listen to this recording and say a prayer for those less fortunate. Perhaps in the new year you will be inspired to do something that makes a difference in the… Read more »

Podcast update

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Hi guys, Just another mention about the purpose of my new podcast, namely Kids on a Journey, which is to discuss matters appertaining to children that may be as diverse as temper tantrums in pre-school children, to eating disorders and self-harm in young adults. The podcast was launched recently with an introductory chat, followed with… Read more »

Social Media

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What do we really feel about Social Media? It’s a new phenomenon to the older generations. Bless my grandma, she wouldn’t have known what to make of it. Good or bad it’s here to stay. Social media is one of the best outlets to reach the minds of young people, to make a real difference…. Read more »

Anna’s Podcast

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Why a Podcast?Recently someone suggested I do a podcast. Hum!!!!Just another task to add to my already busy schedule. Do I really have time or even want to? Then I began to think if I did, what factors would I have to consider?First and foremost there are things in my hectic life that need to… Read more »

Old school visits

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August is a great time to re-group, organise, plan and of course have a holiday.I have to say it has been a very therapeutic month for me, having had a great clear out in the office and redecorated.Looking great with no clutter and totally organised. Long overdue! Meanwhile, clearing out is always good for the… Read more »

Able Writer’s Day

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Someone asked me what I do on my Able Writers’ Days. In answering, I thought of what I would like to do differently given the opportunity. Having worked with some amazing creative children, I think if I were to summarise my input, it has to be;‘the most creative minds sometimes need a little help getting… Read more »