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5 new words for the newbie blogger

  I haven’t blogged regularly on WordPress since the inception of my new website: www.funprintablesforkids.com which is keeping me busy, and actually doing quite well, in terms of ROI (Return on Investment).  That isn’t saying much, considering that my initial investment was under a tenner, but then again,  maybe it says a lot: how many small businesses…

To fool or not to fool?

Today, in the tradition of April Fool’s Day, I will be sending a very serious looking invoice to my child’s school, requesting compensation “for the dry cleaning of one pair of pink snow-pants, size 7, soiled beyond domestic repair while “playing” in a mud puddle…” I hope they get the joke. In celebration of all…

“Why I left teaching…”

The internet is overflowing with stories from frustrated teachers, mostly young people grappling with the stress of the profession and feeling ashamed that they are thinking of leaving what they thought was their life’s vocation. They are torn. They didn’t expect it to be so hard. And so they blog. http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/why-good-teachers-quit/ http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/feb/01/secret-teacher-left-dream-job-teaching Teachers in the…

Why I need to blog

Like many, I share too many of my opinions on facebook. These random thoughts, typed out at whim, sometimes in response to someone else’s post, are too impermanent (yeah, I know- facebook owns them all) and disorganised. If I am ever going to become a writer, I need to start glueing it all together in…