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Weekly Inspiration No 42 – Snoopy’s Advice



I’d like to show some valuable advice from Snoopy

No words needed,

just actions we can all do.

Do them for others who need them,

and it feels good for yourself too!

Just try it!

Give hugs

Show compassion



Be a friend – lend an ear 



Be caring


Be grateful



Laugh a lot





Give Love



Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤


A grand day out!


Talking to fellow bloggers is fun, but meeting them is even better.

Luckily Alastair lives in the same country as me and only a train journey away from London.

We met on Saturday and spent a wonderful day together.

We went on the cable car, walked over the Thames, saw Whitehall, No 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square packed with people, Leicester Square, Piccadilly, Buckingham Palalce and went through lovely parks. Of course we stopped at coffee shops and had a dinner break.


We walked miles. We ended up in my all time favourite park, St. James’s Park with lots of ducks, squirrels, and the most beautiful flowers and shrubs.

I played around with my flower pictures and here is the result. Some with quotes.

park 3Even with my favourite flowers: Sweet Williams

park 4

I love the vibrant colours , I could have this as wall paper…

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park 2

quotes 1

London seemed to be the friendliest place on Saturday. People smiled, hold doors open, chatted on the underground, gave up seats, and it was one big happy place.

Perfect for having a friend round, so I loved to show my wonderful London to Alastair.

It was such a fantastic day!

If you have time and you are not too far away , you are very welcome to visit and I show you round too!

Get your walking shoes on….

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A new Head Teacher


One of my colleagues  and a very good friend is leaving after Christmas to go to a new school to become a Head Teacher. She is a fantastic woman , always cheerful, kind, very professional and she deserves a good farewell party. So we were arranging a special evening for her with presentation, gifts, food and fun. She is a very valued member of staff and will be missed by many as she was very much loved.

This post is dedicated to her.


I will miss you.

I will miss your smile.

I will miss your laugh from the office next door to mine.

I will miss your cheerfulness.

I will miss your helpfulness.

I will miss your emails to me.

I will miss your openess.

I will miss you being a rock for me.

I will miss your big heart.

I will miss your letters for me to type with little confusing stars on it.

I will miss your little notes she send pupils over with.

I will miss you so much.

Luckily you will still be around for a coffee and a hug, and we will continue to be friends.



I know these are penguins, and have nothing to do with head teachers but she loves penguins, so I had to put a picture of these wonderful creatures here.

I have filled a bag and devised with internet help a

Head Teacher Survival Kit

  • Pencil and notebook for brainwaves during the day and everything else you can’t hold in your head!
  • A file for the BIG thoughts.
  • Band aide – for when things get a little rough!
  • Marbles – to replace ones you might lose from time to time.
  • Sponge – to soak up the overflow when your brain is too full.
  • Puzzle piece – to remind you that without you, things wouldn’t be complete.
  • Pipe Cleaner to remind you that flexibility is important for a successful school year.
  • Matches – For those days when you feel you need to light a fire under your students or staff.
  • Battery – to help you going, and going, and going…..
  • Rubber Glove – for when you need a helping hand.
  • Penny – to remind you that you are a priceless part of the school.
  • Whisky and headache tablets – for the really bad days.
  • Eraser – to remind you that everyone makes mistakes. That’s okay; we all learn by our mistakes.
  • Paperclip – to help you hold together when everything seems to fall apart.
  • Gold Chocolate coins – to remind you that you are worth your weight in gold!
  • Relaxing bath – needed for the end of a school day!
  • Snowflakes – When all else fails, pray for a snow day!


I do hope she likes it and we all wish her the very best in her new position.

Good luck, you will be a fabulous Head Teacher!

Dreams DO come true …


As you know from my blog I do have a passion for dancing and music. Dancing makes me happy , relaxed and I can just let go of everything when dancing.


I love the fluidity of the steps, the expression, the softness, the moving with the music. I have learnt ball room dances as a teenager and my passion since grew.  I started to learn tap dance 6 years ago and I love it so much I never miss a lesson. I can proudly say I have passed 4 exams and participated in 2 shows. My heroes are Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. My favourite musical is “Singing in the Rain

At the moment we are practising for another show next year, where we will do a Tango as Tap and Freestyle to the James Bond Music and Lady Gaga music. It is all very exciting.


In the UK we have a programme called “Strictly come dancing” every year starting in September until Christmas where professional dancers teach celebrities (actors, sports persons etc) a new dance every week and on Saturday it is aired live on TV. I am a follower of the programme as you can imagine. I love watching the dancers and wished I could have a dance with one of the professionals.

The other week a couple did a Charleston together which was so fantastic. I adore the Charleston and can do the basic steps and a turn but seeing the couple made me want to learn more.


So I told my fellow blogger and good friend Ralph in one of our conversational emails that I would love to learn the Charelston with James Jordan, one of the profesional dancers on the show. This is my dream and I will save up for it and it would be on my bucket list, rather earlier than later. This is James….


The next day I see an email called SURPRISE,  an early Christmas Present from Ralph:

It said I have a private dance lesson with James Jordan all paid for and I just have to arrange the date.

I cannot believe it. I still have to read it and read it again and again , I printed it out and it still has not sunk in.

Ralph made my dream come true.

How extraordinary, how generous, how kind, how unbelievably selfless to do this. A wonderful act which made me so happy .  He knows that I am struggling with money and I would not have saved this money but rather spend it on the children than me. I know Ralph has a very big heart and  likes giving and helping all different people in any way he can. So this is his treat, my dream and I love recveiving it with a grateful heart.

I will arrange a date with James Jordan for January and will smile and be happy every day in anticipation.

What a wonderful way from a immensely kind person to give this dream to me as a gift!

thank you

I cannot thank him enough, and I will thoroughly enjoy the build up time to it and the actual lesson !

A dream come true and memories made for life!