What does Christmas mean to you?

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Hi everyone. Only a few days to go and Christmas will be over yet again! With so much planning for Christmas celebrations, the emphasis on spend, spend, spend, and the reality that people spend more than they can afford, what are we doing? Invariably we hear the complaints they have eaten too much, whilst the… Read more »

Time to write

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I love to write and wish I had more time. Then maybe I just have to make time. Ok I’m rambling! Meanwhile, here’s another short story. If you’re like me you have a basket full of odd socks. Hence the inspiration behind my story the life of a sock. Well another thing which seems to… Read more »

Little Spoon

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I started life in a pack of four. Well sixteen to be precise. Yes, four fours are sixteen. That’s, right isn’t it? But life sure was boring for the first few years. We left the factory and I thought we were heading for somewhere exciting, then I heard we were on our way to a… Read more »

Odd Socks

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Last week my little granddaughter came home from school looking fabulous and behaving very excitable, adorning two odd socks! I was then later to find out that it was #oddsockday. After doing a little research I then discovered that it was an awareness day backed by the anti-bullying alliance, in conjunction with Andy and the… Read more »

Thoughts revealed

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Following on the theme of behaviour from my last blog – and the fact that I have just read a batch of children’s stories for the #inspiringcostakids competition – I was thinking of the importance of writing and drawing, whether it be a child holding the pencil or an adult. I have always said, ‘it… Read more »

Managing behaviour

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Today I walked through the nursery to see – as I often do – one young child very proudly wearing his Superstar Medal. Later I collected my own little granddaughter from her reception class adorned with good behaviour stickers and boasting a very bright certificate for helping the teacher. Even grown-ups welcome a pat on… Read more »

Surprises are not always good!

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  Sometimes we just need to write. One of my favourite expressions is;- it empties the thoughts from my head. Writing gives us the opportunity to share great experiences, offer support and encouragement to others and, perhaps if needed have a moan. Yes, we all need a moan occasionally, don’t we? Writing can be so… Read more »

Girls night out

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Last week I went to the theatre to see Jane Eyre. What an amazing production! Charlotte Bronte’s first novel was always a priority read during my school days? Now on tour with a star cast this musical had its world premiere at the Grand Theatre Leeds. The production had me captivated by the small but… Read more »