What Are The Hallmarks Of Great Education?

While education deals with very concrete facts, figures, dates, concepts, thoughts and ideas, it’s also important to note that not everyone learns in the same way, nor do they always arrive at the same place at the same time. This means that education is a much broader topic than we might expect itself, and that gives us room for a healthy and interesting discussion.

For instance, many people have managed to do very well in the academic system, while others may struggle in school, leave, then ply their hand at a craft they were born to partake in. Education is intimately tied to success, but just what the education is and how it’s delivered can be up for debate.…

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#LivingArrows – Biscuit Baking & Gappy Happy 10/52 (2020)

It’s been a big week or two for E as she has lost not one but both of her front teeth. It wasn’t easy either as each and every mealtime she’d struggle with tooth-trauma and there were tears, oh there were tears!

She has, however, had two rather special visits from the tooth fairy (who apparently pays big bucks for front teeth) and as a result, E is now “rich” or so she thinks at least… Thankfully now the teeth are out our little lady is pain-free and gappy happy!

Gappy Happy

J is the kindest, most caring and considerate little man I’ve ever known.…

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When The Going Gets Tough

During difficult times I find that people often say similar things and some of those things I really could do without as they are neither useful nor helpful.

Whether it’s something that you’ve once said yourself or something that you’ve been offered during a tough time, I’m sure that you’ll recognise a few of the following lines:

“Every cloud has a silver lining.” “Try to think positive.” “Don’t give up hope.” “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” “Small Steps – take it a step at a time.” “Try not to think of your glass as half empty – it’s half full.”… View Post

#TheOrdinaryMoments – World Book Week

Whilst most kids were excitedly getting themselves costumes and caper to dress themselves up in to celebrate world book week, my kids, on the other hand, were busy ransacking my cupboards for fruit and veg to paint and decorate…

No costumes were required (nor have been required for over two years now) as the kids were instead asked to decorate a piece of fruit or veg as a character from a book.. Actually as a parent it’s quite a relief not to have the stress and cost of costume creation, my kids however thought it was all a load of radish…

Our little lady was far from impressed as she desperately wanted to dress up whereas our son didn’t seem bothered either way given that he’s Mr Mature being in year six and all.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Daffodil Lament 10/52 (2020)

Welcome to this week’s #MySundaySnapshot post, which is part of a snap-sharing-blog-linky series that you are very welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

To say this week has been a rollercoaster is an understatement. I guess the idea of a rollercoaster would imply that life has been up, down, up, down but in reality, there haven’t really been many if any ups at all.

Everything seems so surreal at present, at least it does for the first five minutes after I wake, that is until reality smacks me hard in the face.…

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