One of the perks of being a teacher (as well as the holidays) is that I have the excuse to play with some pretty cool equipment all in the name of developing lesson ideas! Imagine the scene…Year 9 are doing a practice exam paper…they’ve been working in silence for 40 minutes now, no questions have been asked, no extra sheets of paper have been called … Continue reading Laser fun
The masters Lennon and McCartney certainly knew a thing or two about love. So many of their tunes and lyrics resonate with people, from all walks of life, and all generations. A favourite of mine is ‘All you need is love’ – especially when the wallet’s empty, all that occupies the ‘fridge is a suspicious looking morsel of cheddar, and it’s raining outside. So much … Continue reading Love, Love, Love
Hi. I’m Jo, the other half of Beck’s Creative. As Becky has already mentioned we’re a bit obsessed with making stuff and being creative. As a result of this, this week I tried lino cutting for the first time. I was given some shiny new tools and squares of lino a few months ago, but until now I’ve been umm-ing and ahh-ing about what design to … Continue reading Another day, another craft
My lovely in-laws and I have recently taken over an allotment half plot. Before Christmas, FiL (my Father in Law), with only a little assistance from Mum and me, spent hours out in the cold, damp and wet clearing the slightly wild mess that we’d inherited. He’s great. Since then, we’ve been planning – reading a stack of books, making pages of notes, asking advice … Continue reading It’s all about planning
I’m not sure about you, but I love a good sort out. It drives my husband mad – every other month everything comes out, gets riffled through, organised, and at the end of a few days hard graft, two things get taken to the charity shop. And he can’t find the scissors, because they have a new home. What’s that? You lack the motivation? The … Continue reading Spring cleaning??
I was up early this morning. Really early. Earlier than the birds even. All to go and buy some lovely flowers for my day job of being a florist. As I was back home by 7am, flowers cut and in water, ready to use tomorrow, I’d quite a bit of time on my hands before starting ‘proper work’. Coffee was needed. Lots of steaming hot … Continue reading Pass the coffee…