“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein, 1955 I remember very clearly that stage where my children asked questions. And the most predominant word was, “why”. Initially I found it endearing, delighted that my child had become not just observant but questioning. I remember theContinue reading “Why?”
The knot symbol is still commonly used as a sign of romantic love. When people get married, we say that they are tying the knot. This phrase likely dates back to a church tradition where a couple’s hands are tied together with a fabric as part of their wedding ceremony, just as their hands boundContinue reading “Get unknotted!”
Meet a remarkable woman, let’s call her Mia. She runs a successful business. She is also a mum to two fabulous girls. She is a very busy lady with a successful career and somehow manages to juggle everything that life throws her way. She is a real do-it-all modern woman and is not fully awareContinue reading “This girl WILL”
“The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.” Deepak Chopra Think of ants at a picnic. There you are, settled with a feast of deliciousness and an ant comes along, it’s alright, moving with a particular determination that only ants seem to possess, antennae waving about tasting the air.Continue reading “ANTS”
What do you pack for your journeys? It seems particularly pertinent to think about journeys when children transition to their next chapter of learning, friends leaving, everyone moving on in different directions to pastures new. When we know that we are to journey we plan, where we will go, who and what we will seeContinue reading “Travelling on – what do we need for our journey?”
Clear sightedness – I would say 20:20 vision but 2020 now makes us think of other things that perhaps were not possessed of clear sight. It is important for us all to maintain metaphorical clear sight. A vision to see exactly what we want to achieve – not just tomorrow, next week, next month; butContinue reading “Clear vision”
What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back? A stick …. I know it’s so old you probably fell off your dinosaur when you first heard it! But actually there is some truth to that, the first boomerangs date back approximately 10 000 years and were not designed to return, as they wereContinue reading “The ripple effect of Boomerangs!”
Conkers ! Beautiful aren’t they? Every year I eagerly search for those burnished brown jewels of nature and each one is different. Every year I am entranced and enchanted. There is something about opening that spiky and unwelcoming case to reveal the conker within. No one has seen it, only you. A private and premièreContinue reading “Conkers”
I urge you not to take the complacent route, but to see that there is beauty and joy in stepping outside of your comfort zone
As I look at what joys the new year will bring, I always look back and reflect on my years as a teacher and I think about how the children have changed and grown but also how I have adapted to my situation, the things that I am still aiming for. One of those things on my “to-be list”, is organised ……….
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