• Stuff I Like

    Bradgate Park

    My son and I came for a walk to Bradgate Park last Friday for 3 miles of good exercise. It was a really lovely sunny day and the park always makes me feel refreshed and happy when I go. I am fortunate enough to live just 4 miles away, and I consider to be one of the most beautiful parks in the country. Bradgate Park, situated in the town of Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, has a very long history. It covers 850 acres and has the River Lin running through it which flows into the Cropston reservoir. The park was first mentioned in 1241,  and was used as a hunting ground, but…

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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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    Cambridge at Christmas

    Two days after Christmas day, I went on a two day break to Cambridge. The weather was coat cold, but not glove cold, so it was tolerable enough to look around for four or five hours per day without feeling uncomfortable. One of my most favourite things to do in life is to visit cities with old buildings; to walk around them, in them and though them, if I’m lucky enough. If I go for a few months without doing this thing, I’ll get out my brushes and paint them. In fact, if I ever earn enough money I’d like to live in one, but that’s a long shot! Cambridge…

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    Billy Joel/Twitter Thread

    Short post here. Currently, myself and fellow bloggers are talking about the great Billy Joel on Twitter. I’ve found my favorite song that he performed and I wanted to share it. My dad, who died 12 years ago this year, was a singer and a guitarist in bands. This was one of the songs he always sang, and when I was little, and me and my mum used to go and pick him up from the gig, sometimes I would hear him singing this as we entered. It’s very emotional for me x That’s why I love Billy Joel so much x Oh, and his version of Beethoven’s panthetique. Beautiful…

  • General,  Stuff I Like,  Work

    The Pros and Cons of Supply Work

    I’ve been employed in the Education sector for about 9 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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    Low Fat Pastrami Wrap

    I’ve been dieting for a couple of months now and I’m always trying to make new food stuffs to relieve the boredom. I came across this tasty wrap idea the other day, adapted it a little, and enjoy it immensely. Even my 14 year-old picky eater child likes it, so it must be good. If you’re losing weight this is low calorific, and if you’re not it has top marks for taste bud stimulation, so you could have 3. It has a fresh spicy taste. The plate does contain a scotch egg, which of course is optional. It was my son’s plate.   You will need: 1 wholegrain wrap or…