• Stuff I Like

    Hand Grenade Sketch

    I want to share this 2-minute piece of ultimate funniness with you this morning. Sometimes, when I share a piece of music or a small clip I tend to feel a little guilty, mainly because it consists of a small post and not a long drawn out one…but I do feel comfortable with the fact that I do write posts of thought and length. So with this in mind…..Oh for goodness sake I’m waffling again… I’ll just start from the beginning, but you do get my drift. I want to share this post with you today because it has given myself and the boys days of laughter upon the initial…

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    Aerial Ballet

    I watched a lovely clip this week on breakfast TV. It is a phenomenon of nature involving hundreds, even thousands of birds in an aerial display, in this case starring Starlings in Cumbria. It is called a ‘Murmuration’, a 15th century word; but it’s not known why the word was used or where it comes from.  According to the article, the birds will perform these aerial  displays for about a month during February at dusk, and many people meet in the area to record these Starlings. How do they know which way to turn in synchronism? Why do they do it?  Why that area? There are no answers to any…

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    Whistlejacket-Stubbs at the National Gallery

    On a warm spring day last year, me and my friend were walking around the National Gallery. On the rare occasions when this  happens, I find it to be very relaxing and gratifying as we usually have a purpose for our visits and endeavour to take in as many of the sights that London has to offer.  The foremost reason for this specific outing was so that I could view the galleries Egyptian artefacts; which I have previously discussed in a recent article. The first part of the morning was spent viewing the antiquities and I was surprised at the amount of objects on show. There appeared to be a…

  • General,  Stuff I Like,  Work

    The Pros and Cons of Supply Work

    I’ve been employed in the Education sector for about 11 years now. I was quite lucky to begin with because as I began my studies to change my career, my boys’ school offered me a part-time job as a learning support assistant which enabled me to complete my required hours for the course in a paid capacity, rather than doing them on a voluntary basis. I qualified 2 years after this, and continued to work there working in an assortment of roles. At the time, I felt that I hadn’t really got a defined position there, yet looking back, it was the best thing for me. I had training at…

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    10 Great Websites I’ve Discovered.

    Do you ever have some time to kill and you just want to sit with your cup of tea, a biscuit or 7, and search the web for interesting stuff to fill your mind as you relax. Stuff to tax your brain if you’re in the mood, or some mellow listening or maybe photos and captions to make you giggle. Here’s some of my favourites at the moment. By the way, don’t think for one moment that I am sitting on my backside all day. I do have a busy life, but I’m not a big TV watcher, so books and the Internet are just the way I roll. In…

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    Belton House/National Trust

    Five weeks ago, or thereabouts, I took myself down to one of the National Trusts stately homes called ‘Belton House’ near Grantham in Lincolnshire. It was a very hot day so that was a good start. It was built by Sir John Brownlow between 1685 and 1688, and owned by the Cust and Brownlow family until it was given over to the National Trust in 1984, due to financial problems and death duties.l won’t go into too much detail about the history of the place, even though that’s important if you like your history, but it’s more about my photographs and the facilities available.Here’s a link if you fancy taking…