Hate is such a strong word

  The word ‘hate’ is used so frequently, either describing a dislike of a certain food or activity, or in confrontation. Children love to throw the word around, especially when quarreling and as teenagers, it seems to become their favorite word. But what about when describing a person? Is it wrong to say you ‘hate’…

Are teachers taking advantage of giving children odd jobs?

I’m bringing this up, because I’ve just removed a splinter from my eight year old daughters finger. It was wedged in quite deep, and in the first stage of infection, with puss oozing out around it. Now she told me that it had started hurting her, after doing the class job of sharpening pencils for…

Character troubles?

I came across this worksheet and thought I’d share it with all you authors out there if you haven’t already seen it 🙂 It’s quite a handy thing to have when developing your characters, just save the image and print it off and you’re good to go, have fun 🙂

Quote

I love this quote, a little inspiration goes a long way 🙂

What do you buy a man for Valentines day?

  Why is it, that on Valentines day there isn’t much choice to get a gift for a man? For a woman you could get them flowers, chocolates, perfume, lingerie or even a great big fluffy bear, but what do you get for a man? Speaking on behalf of my husband (I don’t know about…

Upright or compact?

I have owned many vacuum cleaners over the years. I started out with an upright, but found it too clunky, plus it was a bagged one at the time. I swiftly moved onto compacts, but they don’t seem to last very long, I always seem to destroy them piece by piece. First the hose comes…

Saving the environment?

Everyone raves about saving the environment, we now even have paperless billing to go towards the cause but what about our schools? I have three kids in secondary school and two in primary school. Both schools seem to have missed the memo regarding the environment. I receive 3 copies of school updates for my boys…

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  I like this 🙂

The strong one is always the loneliest

In most families you always tend to have one strong person to hold things together. The problem is that this person has a huge role. They become peacemakers among Waring siblings, the disipliner , the finance officer and a shoulder to cry on. This person is relied on for everything. If something is lost then…

Digging yourself a hole!!!

I brought a slow cooker which I thought looked really nice. (I won’t use it myself, I’m not a great lover of cooking, I leave it to the hubby 🙂 The problem is that it doesn’t match any of my other kitchen appliances, so now I’ve just been online and ordered a new toaster, kettle,…