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A happy ending

I want to tell you a story. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Once upon a time there was a primary school. In general the children were very happy but there were pockets of behaviour issues and it had … Continue reading

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New Year’s “revolutions”

What a year 2012 was. It was quite patriotic. Every single class at my children’s school went to London at least once – ON THE TRAIN. Even the EYFS Reception children. We had a barbecue to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond … Continue reading

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Bring on the festive spirit!

I’m beginning to feel a bit festive. The tree is up; most of the presents are wrapped; we’ve had a fantastic school production; we’ve been to a Christingle service and a carol concert; we had Mary and Joseph to stay … Continue reading

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Attention to detail

There is a new way of working at my children’s school. My son, aged six, is given a set of tasks at the beginning of the week and is expected to complete them, on his own and without being nagged, … Continue reading

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Giraffe bread (no giraffes were harmed in the writing of this post)

Do not underestimate children! I loved a news story that I read this week on the Daily Telegraph’s website. Eight months ago, three-year-old Lily Robinson wrote to Sainsbury’s to point out that the company’s tiger bread actually looks more like a … Continue reading

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Celebrity names

I didn’t like my name when I was at school as it is quite old-fashioned for my generation and I was surrounded by Karens, Lisas and Joannes and wanted to fit in. Plus as a Francophile, it is a difficult name for … Continue reading

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Vacances

We have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing holiday in a gîte near Vire in Calvados, Normandy with my parents. I have spoken French every day and we have laughed so much. Going on a French bank holiday weekend is … Continue reading

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