Graffiti:street art or trash?

In an attempt to get rid of a bad head that had been with me for a couple of days, OH & I walked into the centre of the city. As retired folk, it’s something we try to do each week as part of our ‘we’re not going to become couch potatoes’ programme. The road we walked showed a huge […]

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Letting go!

This post is a light-hearted offering for the  Writing Workshop set up by Josie The prompt is :- Describe a ‘letting go’ that made you happy, rather than sad. I was one of 3 teachers accompanying a group of 10 year olds on a weeklong camp. We were staying in the Forest of Dean & it was the beginning of the […]

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Freedom!

I have just caught up with ‘The Gallery’ at Tara’s Sticky Fingers & thought I’d have a go at this week’s theme of ‘Me’. Well, it is what is looks like – me on the beach at Deauville in France. The year was 2008 & I had just retired from my career as a headteacher in a primary school. The […]

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The Garden Centre Conspiracy?

We love garden centres! They have such lovely cakes & make a really good cup of tea! Why do I see you looking quizzically at me? Isn’t that what garden centres are for now- tea & cakes?! Oh alright. I know it’s about plants & growing & stuff  & I always go with such great anticipation of what I’m going to get […]

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‘Special’

Many writers of the blogs I follow are parents. Lots of their posts concern their children – the comings & goings of life with little people & how that can bring laughter & tears. Well, I haven’t got a ‘little one’ – my DS is now 33 & lives away from home but still gives me plenty to think about! Please […]

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You know when you’re old when…..!

you will no doubt have seen all the press coverage of research into people’s perception of different stages of age. Apparently, 58 is now old! Bunkum! Youth finishes at 35! Again, tosh!I’ve seen some 3o somethings who really don’t look young!! Please click to sharehttps://juliasplace.org.uk/uncategorized/you-know-when-youre-old-when/Follow

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In the beginning….

Yesterday, I was reminded by a wonderful post by @peabee Beryl that we often forget to reflect on our lives & think about people & events that got us to where we are. I thought about the start of this adventure. When I first left headship I was going to do all sorts of things but I didn’t have a list & […]

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