Sunday, November 18, 2007

RIP Diane xx

Your battle is over and I hope you are now at peace.

My heart is breaking and I'm missing you already. You're my hero. xx
Diane:- 1963-2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Education must change

When oh when will the government give those working in education the powers back to discipline pupils ??

To me anyway, discipline begins at home. I expect good manners and thoughtfulness from my son (and husband). Manners are manners and as the old saying goes 'manners cost nothing'.

Who is the idiot in government who allowed pupils to laugh in the face of teaching staff, refuse to do any work whatsoever, and then when disciplined - take it to a higher level so that the teacher is then in trouble for disciplining the child ??? Is it the Heads fault ? Is there that much pressure on Heads from the government, that they have taken 'inclusion' to this extreme ??

Its madness. Sheer and utter madness.

Having had reason to discipline three disruptive pupils this week - yesterday I was 'officially spoken to' by my Head of Department. In two of the incidents, pupils were removed from the class for being disruptive, and in the third incident a Prefect refused to do any work .... and I am being 'officially' spoken to ?????? Why ? For disciplining pupils !!!!!!!!

FFS what is this world coming to ?

When are the government going to realise what is going on in the teaching profession and give teaching staff the right back to punish these disruptive kids ?? What is going to happen when they go out into the big world out there and start working ??? What will happen when these kids start fighting and abusing their work colleagues ? Who will be to blame then ....

Oh yes - the schools !

I rest my case. Sermon over. Anyone got any jobs going ??

Weekend Away

Last weekend, I went away with a group of like-minded crafters and friends, to the Lake District in a beautiful Manor House.

I haven't laughed so much in a very long time.

The talent on show was utterly amazing, friendships were forged, fingertips sliced and sides were split.

For a look at some fabby pics from the weekend, take a looksie here !!

Catch y'all soon !

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The things kids say ....

I arrived at Lianne's the other day to be greeted by Sophiekins chatting away to 'Baby Pingi'. Baby Pingi goes everywhere with her, and I mean everywhere ! I was laughing to Lianne about the way she just natters away telling Baby Pingi everything ... and we were discussing how funny it is the way kids all of a sudden just get this huge vocabulary of words out of nowhere.

Lianne was saying that the evening before, her and Sophiekins were discussing her play zoo and about the times they've visited the zoo. Sophie was saying that she loved the elephants (she loves everything at the moment) and that she also loves the giraffe's ... Lianne asked her was there anything else she loved at the zoo and she said yes, she really loves the chicken sneeze. Lianne said to her "chicken sneeze "? and Sophie started laughing and said "Yes, the chicken sneeze make me laugh".

After thinking about it for a while ....... Lianne realised that chicken sneeze was ...............

the chimpanzees !!!!!
I must say, I haven't laughed so heartily in such a long time !!! Heh heh heh ... chicken sneeze .... Jeez, i'm laughing again !!!

Kids eh ?