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Portugal vacation (Lisbon) – part 2

Leaving Faro was slightly sad as I enjoyed the company and nightlife: it was so strange because in these few short day, it felt like they were close friends. Arriving in Lisbon, I was shocked by the amount of hills and steep roads. Even though I had instructions to my…
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Overcoming fear – Playzone

Even though being a teacher you should be professional, it is good to let your hair down and act like a big kid (it’s best to do this where you won’t bump into any parents). This is what I did. Not that far from me, there is a soft play…
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School trips

What a success! No injuries, no lost children, no kidnaps! Yesterday, I took my class on a school trip, which to some maybe daunting in itself. However, I was feeling slightly nervous as I had arranged this outing on my own (I had to ensure I had booked transport and…
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Portugal vacation (Faro) – Part 1

I have now been back from Portugal for nearly a month but feel like sharing my adventures and experience. To start off, my friends thought I was brave, maybe strange that I had decided to explore Portugal on my own. In fact, it didn’t feel like I was alone at…
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Mid-year resolution

This may be a weird thing to do but I’m going to make a list (yes, mid-year) of what I would like to achieve in the next six months to a year. Let’s see how many I achieve: – learn a language – spend more time with friends – make…
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Thoughts

After coming back from Portugal a month back, lots of things have been dwelling over my mind: some simple notions; other deeper reflections. I feel like I’ve changed but for no particular reason. In some ways, I feel like I have no purpose, I feel horizontal; no care in the…
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Reflection approaching a new year

I haven’t been able to write on this blog due to the busyness of being a teacher. It has been hectic. Actually, hectic is an understatement. Yet, right now, I feel at peace and joyful as 2013 ends. It’s that time of year, where you feel that you need to…
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Routines, organisation and busyness

Part way through my first full week of teaching in year 5 at a new school and getting use to routines and the class. Trying to get the class into a routine can be difficult but I’m finding as long as I am consistent, in control and know what I…
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Thankful

I am so thankful to God for the job I have got. I just feel so blessed. It’s just incredible how God has the greatest plans for you. Before school started, on our inset day, the school had a service, to give this term to God and share in Bread…
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World War 2 Visitor

On Thursday, we had a visit from a man (Private Ronald Warner) to tell my class about World War 2. He was just fantastic. The children and teachers dressed up as evacuees and 1940’s women. Ronald brought in many artefacts from the war including toys, radios, sirens. He used the…
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