Do you Believe!

December 12th, 2011

It's that magical time of the year again when everyone is suppose to be kind to one another. Children are usually full of the wonder of Santa and the magic of Christmas! Their excitment usually builds and giggles are catching to the adults around them. The  wonder in their eyes as they look into the shop windows full of toys and decorations.

The visit to Santa where the beginning of the dream comes true, Sadly theses days kids don't believe as they are told at an early age that Santa does not exsist and that it's Mum and Dad who get the presentts under the tree for them. All that magic has gone!!!

 But where has all the magic gone?

The kids of today don't seem to have that idea of magic we all seemed to have a kids. I love Christmas, from the music to the smells and tastes of the food and drink that is brought round. Even now the magic is still there for me. To believe in the magic is a special gift. Something that we should teach our kids today to keep the magic alive is a very special thing to do!

No Internet!

November 14th, 2011

Hello there!

It's been a while! The internet went down and so I've been unable to write anything. A week without internet in my house is strange,It's amazing how we have come to expect it to be there. The girls went into melt down, panicing on how they were to do their home work! It's funny we had to look up information in books and look in the news papers when we were kids. Now Computer power is the law!!

I must admit that at first I didn't miss it at all, but towards the end of the week I was missing the contact with family and friends through Facebook. When I checked my emails I had over 200, I didn't realise I was so popular!!

It was Rememberance Day yesterday and I was so proud of Paul. He was asked to play the Last Post at The Cenotaph. It always brings a tear to my eye. The thought of all those lives lost so that we could have a better life. We teach the children at school about the war, but It's hard to get through to them just how different life would have been in the war had gone the other way! I think it's important to remember and to pass on any stories to the children of today and to make them understand that war is nothing like the games they play on the computer!

 

A weekend for two!

October 26th, 2011

I'm suppose to be packing!!

Paul and I are going to France this weekend and I have no idea what to take! I had it all planned what to wear right down to the shoes, but then i made the mistake of asking the girls what they thought and now my confidance of what I picked have gone out the window!!

I wanted to look fabulous for Paul this weekend as its just the two of us. A nice romantic time out! Now I'm thinking I'll look over dressed or just damb right silly!!

What do I do?

Seasons

October 24th, 2011

I don't think there is any season that I don't like. Ok so I don't like it when its raining when I'm walking to work. But really I don't think there is anything i don't like about the seasons changes.

Autumn- I love it when the leaves start to fall off the trees and they crunch under your feet as you walk, and how flowers come to the end of their bloom and start to turn brown. I love how the wind gets stronger and the air begins to change and chill ready for the winter months.

Winter- I love when all the trees are bare and the snow starts to fall and Jack Frost paints pretty patterns on the windows. I love how the nights go dark early andhaving cosy nights in front of the fire. Bob sleighing and snowman building are great for bringing the family together.

Spring- Everything coming back to life, watching the crcus and snowdrops splashing colour through the flower beds. I love when the trees begin to bud and show just how strong they are to survive the winter.

Summer- Then there is the arrival of the summer months with all its colour and heat. The golden sun that heats up the land and makes people smile and become a lot more happy. I love how everyone wants to spent as much time they can outside enjoying the light nights.

 

Communication!

October 16th, 2011

Communication is a very important requirement for any job or activity! Don't you think?

Imagine my disapointment at the lack of comminication a high school has with it's pupils, parents and staff. Just before the summer break my daughter came home with two letters regarding a change it the curriculum and that she had to choose her prefered subjects to take the following year. She spent some time working out what she wanted and put in her choices. Imagine the disapointment when starting a new year that she didn't get her choice. And not only that no one in that year group would be doing the subject she had picked! She asked why at school and got the answer they didn't know. So a few phone calls were made to find out what was happening and a rather strong email was sent to the Head teacher expressing our disapointmet at the lack of communication from the school. This was all done at the beginning of the term.

Finally communication!

I recieved a phone call to make an appointment to visit the Head teacher to discuss the problem, I have to say that at an initial comfussion of why I was there (again lack of communication!!) I managed to put my point across to the suprise of the Head teacher who said he was very sorry at the upset it had caused and that he was going to look into how it could be fixed and that although he could not promise he would try his best. Thats all I could ask for. And that there was acknowledgement at the lack of communication at the school.

Now we wait to hear what is to happen next!