Brighten Up Your Day!

There’s nothing quite like having a good chat with old friends or family members. Being able to offload how you’re feeling, celebrate your highs and support each other during life’s inevitable lows, can brighten up your day!  However, many people may not have loved ones to hand to talk to on a regular basis, and […]

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Anxiety in Children

It’s the half term break and good to take a step back to reflect on things.  Thinking about my experiences in both mainstream and special education this year, I still get a buzz of creative inspiration whenever I teach and see light bulb moments from my students. In my opinion, growing up should be fun, creative, supportive and liberating, […]

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On Your Doorstep

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” – Laura Wilder I just got back from Mayfield Lavender, a beautiful lavender farm in the Surrey Hills. Strolling through the fields of lush lavender, whilst soaking up the views and calming aroma, was a lovely and exhilarating way to spend […]

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Ray of Sunshine

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” James M Barrie It’s that time of year when I reflect on the past few months and make changes for the new term.  One person that sticks to mind is a 10 year old boy who I’ve renamed Ray for this […]

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Mindful of Glitter

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” – Peggy O’Mara I feel like it was only yesterday when the children in my class started the new academic year and settled into routines. It’s now July, and as I reflect on how much more confident each child has become and the life affirming moments […]

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Dear Introvert 💖

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world” – Mahatma Gandhi There’s a few things I’d like to say Firstly, kudos for being you Living this life in your own way People may question if you’re being true But being authentic is better than okay You may be known as the ‘quiet one’ The kid […]

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Mindful Foodie

“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” Dorothy Day When a chef prepares a meal and puts a great deal of effort and passion into the process, you can almost sense it when you sample their culinary creation. To me, food which nourishes you is not just based […]

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Musings on The A Word

“Get to know someone on the spectrum and your life will truly be blessed!”  Stephanie L. Parker Over the long weekend, I finally caught up on the buzz surrounding The A Word, a 6-part drama about Joe, a 5 year old boy on the autistic spectrum. Through this BBC drama we see the Hughes family’s […]

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C’est la vie

“Travel. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Ibn Battuta I am writing this post from Le Fousseret, a pretty little village in southwestern France. I’m on vacation exploring the peaceful countryside, eating way too much cheese and swing dancing my socks off. This morning I woke up to a back drop of snowy mountains; […]

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Girls Empowered!

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”  – Coco Chanel I remember an 8 year old girl in my maths group from a couple of years ago. She had a bubbly personality and quirky sense of humour. At the beginning of the school year, when my maths group had just started, she would […]

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