Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Well, there we are then, after 22 years, from my 1st child starting a school nursery, to my last child completing A levels, I'm through with school.... Yippee.... And the changes I've seen in the past 22 years are phenomenal, and not all for the good, when my first child started, you could walk into school whenever you liked if you wished to, now there are locks on absolutely everything, to keep them in and you out, you could also take them out whenever you pleased, and go on a family holiday when it suited you, not the school. They introduced suit and tie uniforms all over this area, fortunately, we just missed having to fork out on that expense. Finally, in the 11 to 18 schools, they group the classes with all age groups from years 7 to 11, it doesn't work, no one talks to anyone, not even the teacher.... Whilst my last child was studying for A levels they amalgamated two schools that were next to each other, shut one down completely, and have been left with a failing school, no wonder she's worried about her results. Turns out that 5 of her teachers are leaving this summer, (rats leaving a sinking ship) they can't teach their subject properly, as their being told to teach anything and everything.
Anyway, schools might be out forever, however, their not out of the education system yet. I was really dismayed to hear that the course my daughter has worked so hard to do since she was little, has been axed as well. She is in the last intake for the art foundation course at the university school of art and design. So, so sad. Thank goodness she didn't decide to take a gap year... But for now, we can all enjoy the summer, no exams, no homework, a very well deserved break.
And if I had my time again? I would very seriously consider home schooling.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
So, it's been lovely getting to know everybody, I have really enjoyed being part of this world, but for now, this is it. I can't be bothered anymore.
However, I shall keep my blog live, because, one day, maybe, blogger will allow me to publish my photos and I may return. It is a wonderful way to see what we have done.
So bye for now
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
She has always worked so hard at her education, and has been offered a place at the University of her choice for her foundation course, and she is of course the most delightful daughter, going way beyond helping out and caring for us all, and a wonderful sibling too
I enclosed the last picture she took, as she loves the smell of blossom at this time of year
and not forgetting our lovely son,
BON VOYAGE Humphrey
Today will be spent travelling, to Turkey, to join in as a volunteer at the International Dance Festival in Bodrum. Where he will spend the whole month of May helping out in whatever way he can to promote this festival worldwide, but more importantly, trying to find an English team of Dancers to take part, as yet, there isn't a group from the U.K (he's thinking along the lines of Morris people) Interested? take a look here http://www.bodrumdancefest.org/
Tonight, we will be eating chocolate cake, with fresh cream in the middle, a silky smooth ganache, strawberries dipped in chocolate and chocolates on top with chocolate fingers around the edge..........as requested by the birthday girl xxx