Category: Life

Anticipation v’s Reality

My anticipation for future events has dimmed a little over the years. I used to bursting with enthusiasm for school trips to the beach (a mile away), but now can’t muster that same level of excitement for long-haul holidays. I do still look forward to things though, and believe that part of the fun of…

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Every Day Irritations

I’m a fairly laid-back sort of person and minor inconveniences don’t really bother me. Low maintenance, that’s me. There are some days though, when little household issues get a bit much even for me:   When they can’t manage to place the laundry in the basket. It’s just so much work!   When it’s just…

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The Hopeful Fairy

A sweet Christmas fairy poem about beauty being in the eye of the beholder. We all know that anyway.  Don’t we?   Stuck in a storeroom. Stuck in a box. Stuck with these baubles – and nobody talks.   She wants to be shiny. She wants to be seen. She wants a fine dress –…

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When Superheroes Ruled

A group of 5 year old girls told me they can’t be doctors. They would have to be nurses instead if they wanted to work in a hospital. When I questioned this, they said there are jobs for boys and different ones for girls. Even after reminding them that my female friend is a doctor…

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Rubbish Brain

A recent conversation with a fellow blogger http://kindergartenknowledge.com/  had me thinking about the pressure young children are under at school.  As a previous school teacher, she found this pressure difficult for both the teachers and young students. I thought about how a 7 year might feel when being asked to sit exams. I live in Scotland so my child…

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Little Voice

This ‘can do’ attitude is why I love toddlers. Maybe we all need (a little bit of) this!   I wish I could talk more, and tell you how I’m feeling. If I could explain it, I could lay off on the squealing.   You see I’m not yet 2 and don’t have the all the…

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