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  • Paperwhite Narcissii and teachers' presents

    Dawn Isaac on 23 Nov 2013 at 02:01 PM

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    I don't mean to panic you, but it's less than a month until the end of term. Unless your children go to private school, of course, in which case I believe they broke up sometime in late October - possibly last year. Still for the rest of us parents we'll soon be faced with the perennial question - what to buy for teachers? 

    My answer to this question (as to so many) is usually 'alcohol'.  However, when you add on teaching assistants and lunchtime supervisors (don't you dare say dinner ladies), my children end up clinking into school like some pre-teen lushes. 

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  • Making mini ponds

    Dawn Isaac on 01 Nov 2013 at 05:22 PM

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    This half term I've carved pumpkins, painted gravestones, strung up bats (card ones only - don't worry) and draped the house with fake cobwebs but sadly done little by way of gardening.  In fact the only fork wielding I've done was weeding the village playground whilst trying not to dig up a dead cat.*

    But if anyone has more energy than I can muster this weekend, you could try this easy project: making a mini wildlife pond.  

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