Monday, July 1, 2013


We had the huge privilege of listening to a very moving and inspiring
talk by James Piercy whose story and accompanying emotions I think will stay with me forever.  I could not retell his story and do it justice, however if you ever get the chance to attend, go and take some money with you, don't spend it all on cake.

Days later I am still thinking and also my children are still talking about his story, hard to explain the powerful message we left with. It was well told, illustrated and completely inspirational.

Rated as the best part of the whole day  #wgoihh.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Edublog award nominations

This is a little different from my usual blog, I am part of the #ukedchat community on twitter in my other life as a teacher. The Edublog are asking for nominations for awards and I am glad of the chance to leap in and say what @ukedchat has done for me, it's welcoming and incredibly helpful, supportive community, where anyone can leap in at any time but with scheduled meet ups at 8pm every Thursday. It offers the chance of a staff room chat, combined with sharing resources, importantly I also feel it offers CPD in an easy format. With LAs cutting costs there are not as many training opportunities certainly within my county, ukedchat enables me to keep more up to date with developments, helps improve my IT knowledge which I can then take back to my class and share with other teachers. I have found colleagues can be quite dismissive of twitter and reluctant to use it, but for me it has made the world of difference to my teaching.

I would like to nominate
#ukedchat for best twitter hashtag
@ukedchat for best educational use of a social network and best individual tweeter for best educational wiki

Friday, October 7, 2011

baby galapagos

Following on from the last ever so cute photos, here is baby tortoise, mummy tortoise is 85 and 3000 times bigger than the baby, bit like when my daughter was born!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

"One shell of a shock"

I have pinched the headline of the poor tortoise who has survived a car crash - full story here

Sunday, October 2, 2011

new arrivals

if you excuse the link to the paper, these pictures are amazing, the bay tortoise were placed there for anyone wondering if they really do climb like Tiddles the tortoise on Peppa Pig

Better than a piggyback

Monday, August 22, 2011


Recent weather forecasts have worried me greatly, if lightening strikes me will I be ok? I have to look after my shell, I don't wish to be homeless. I asked my good friend google who detailed damage to turtles (other wise known as water tortoise) for that reason I shall shelter inside when lightening threatens.