Category Archives: Life

Are You Suffering From ‘Wonder Fatigue’?

I’m re-reading a great book called ‘Re-Think – How To Think Differently’ by Nigel May Barlow One of many quotes from the book …..“The creative mind is so often trapped by dull routine and the sheer exhaustion of the workaday week … Continue reading

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What Are Your New Year Resolutions For 2012?

It’s that crazy time of the year again when lots of people will be thinking about their New Year Resolutions. We rarely stop and ponder the fact that many, if not all of them, will be the same as last … Continue reading

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A Manifestation Of Educational Fleas

Even though I’ve been retired from Headship for more than two years, comments from Ofsted can still get me going. This BBC headline – ‘Local trouble shooters should be appointed to identify failing schools and sack incompetent heads, England’s new … Continue reading

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Observations From A Different Coffee Shop

This week’s Friday observations are from a different one to my local. I’m away at the moment and spent a pleasant hour this morning in a delightful coffee shop in Alnwick. While I was there finishing of a poem for … Continue reading

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Observations From A Canal Barge – Life In The Slow Lane

I spent a lovely day yesterday with family and friends cruising along the Bridgewater Canal on a barge we hired for the day. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary  (that’s probably another post for another day!) As we sedately … Continue reading

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Observations From A Coffee Shop – The Dysfunctional Family

I have neglected this blog for over two months now, time to make amends! My excuse, if I needed one, was that I’ve spent all my time establishing my short stories blog. You might be wondering why I should choose … Continue reading

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Finger Painting

As a child did you ever do any finger painting. I used to love it. The end results were never much good (though my mum thought that they were brilliant!) but the mess I was allowed to make was great. … Continue reading

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