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Winners and Triers

There is an intriguing study into positive, encouraging language and the results are, unsurprisingly, logical.  Isn’t that always the way?  The person who first saw the wheel in use probably thought, ‘well, why didn’t we think of that before?’ I … Continue reading

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ACE week

This is not a post about how fab my week was – actually it was pretty nice – but about a week at school when the normal teaching schedule is suspended.  It stands for Alternative Curricular, uh, something.  I could hazard … Continue reading

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Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam…

The last few spam items I’ve received have quoted the title of the blog within the description which is how, I think, it has passed through the filter.  This morning as I cleared through them I began to sing Monty … Continue reading

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The Rise of Idiocy

I am a vegetarian, have always been a vegetarian and I was lucky to be brought up by vegetarians so I didn’t fall into the awful trap that besets ‘new vegetarians’ who suffer from protein and vitamin deficiencies because their … Continue reading

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A Future Full of Drones

Today I read about a new doll that will mimic breastfeeding and cry if it isn’t burped.  Do the manufacturers understand the three important stages of play? Do they appreciate that one of the vital components is imagination and they … Continue reading

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Chequered Tongues and karaoke

I recall as a child trying to hold several different coloured smarties on my tongue until they melted so that it my mouth would be a rainbow of colours.  It didn’t work.  I don’t know why – because I was too impatient?  … Continue reading

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Wish I’d thought of that!

Unlike the chap who liked the product so much he bought the company (Remington?), I just sit around bemoaning the fact that I didn’t come up with the idea in the first place to anyone who will listen and admit … Continue reading

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