Roller Coaster

  It’s Monday – Writing Workshop day.  I looked at the prompts & this one jumped out:  Pick an emotion that best represents your state of mind right now and write creatively on that theme. How do I feel NOW? Rubbish of course- its Monday! I feel useless, sad, can’t see the point in anything, can’t be bothered – it’s […]

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Alphabe-Thursday P is for Portrait

 Just look at that face! What do you see? Old lady? Drunkard? Look closely now. Can you see those lines around the eyes? Crow’s feet some call them. Laughter lines if you’re being polite. She has her father’s eyes – blue with a hint of green. Look at her hands. This characteristic comes from her mother’s side of the family. […]

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Tales from the Head’s office

Having retired as a primary head teacher & following the suggestion of my dear friend Paula I have decided to write an occasional series about the highs & lows of my headship career. It spanned 13 years & included 3 schools. I hope you enjoy my tales! *************************************** Overture & Beginners please! This first post starts at the beginning of a […]

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Home Alone!

If you have read The Fleet, you will know that OH is away at the moment. Apart from a few hours here & there I have been on my own which NEVER HAPPENS! Usually at these times of this annual event I go to my DS’s or he comes to me. This year that was not possible so I have […]

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The Fleet

OH is away for his annual Fleet football tour in Leeds. Now, I’m sure you have a picture of a coach-load of lithe, fit men all jogging on the spot & doing those ridiculous stretches that you see them doing in parks & on bits of grass. Well, sorry to spoil the image but we are talking OLD! By that […]

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Confessions of a Newbie!

There seems to have been lots of serious thinking over the past few days about blogging & what it means & involves. Paula’s post here  questions whether blogging is a selfish activity. She also considered her own authenticity here Although this is not exactly navel gazing, it got me trying to clarify my thoughts about my blog & its purpose. […]

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Dear Tara……

This post is for Week 8 of the Gallery over at Sticky Fingers . The topic is ‘7 Deadly Sins’ ************** Dear Tara, As you know, I really enjoy your fabulous Gallery. I have seen some wonderful pictures & got to know lots of lovely ‘virtual’ people.  I thought this week’s theme of ‘& Deadly Sins’ was VERY hard! I really […]

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