Monthly Archives: September 2010

Category D Gran

It would have been my gran’s birthday tomorrow – if she’d lived to be 111 of course – September 28th 1900. A real Victorian. She was born, lived and died in the same County Durham pit village where birth and circumstances … Continue reading

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Stories and Scran…cooking the books.

Just a few quick suggestions for some seasonal foody fun for you and your child. They’re all easy, all crowdpleasers and will make you look like “Parent of the Year” when your child tells their friends what you’ve been up to. … Continue reading

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“He Should’ve Hit You a Bit Harder”

A well-meaning woman said the words in the title to me shortly after I ended my abusive marriage. She meant well. She felt that being hit harder would have given me the incentive to end it sooner. It’s a comment that ranks … Continue reading

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Licking A Tree – 10 ways to enjoy a tree

Climb it – to be honest, if this wasn’t your first thought, you’re probably reading the wrong blog. Very small children can climb into trees easily (with help). Help can be you if you’re big & strong enough to lift … Continue reading

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Funny Rain Science

We have a phrase in education for showing someone how to look at the world with new eyes. We call it “awe & wonder.” Some of the most wonderful learning experiences happen when doing something at a time when you … Continue reading

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Satan’s food and SatNav

It seemed only logical to flip the last blog round and mention a few things that make my life considerably worse. Satan’s foodstuffs:  to be fair there are only two. The first by a country mile is the appalling white … Continue reading

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