Monday, 17 July 2017

M. I. A.

My poor poor neglected blog. If you were a cake you'd be rock hard and stale. If you were weeds in the garden, you'd be a jungle. It's not that I don't love you, I truly do. I've just had other stuff to doooooo. I promise I will put the effort in and chat nonsense to you about my daily non adventures real soon. ( approximately after Thursday!)
Here's  some highlights  of the last few weeks.

 Tasted so delicious! Hunter gathered by my HG!

 How Miss 23 captures these shots I don't know!

 


 I just love this one! He epitomises pure joy of living.


 My absolute favourite flower in bud and.....



 One of my birthday presents from the HG was this signed copy of 100 Quilts by Stuart Hillard. 

Right, little blog, I've The Perfect Storm on TV to watch even though I know the ending. It doesn't stop me wanting a different outcome every time. In fact I have been known to cross my fingers and hope  that they make it! 

Lots of love for now 
Rachel *still here * Radiostar xx






Thursday, 6 July 2017

D. I. S. C. O.

Our school has a JLT. That stands for Junior Leadership Team. It used to be the School Council. Same thing, different name. The one we have right now is made up of some pretty awesome kids. They decided they wanted to organise a fundraising effort for the victims of the Grenfell Fire disaster.  They decided to hold a disco. It was last night. It was hot, loud and they all had fun.
The older ones made me laugh as they unashamedly sang along to Let it go. We've some excellent dancers and they depleted the hot dogs, fizzy drinks and sweet shop like a plague of locusts! I'm not sure on the actual amount raised but I'm really proud of our young people. They also bought out of their own money, some flowers and chocolates for the main teacher in charge if JLT who made it all happen.
This year our school also raised over £2000 for the NSPCC with a sponsored dance a thon - pretty good going for a school in a 'socially deprived' ( I think that's the Government's official definition ) area.

So, it really really irks me that the school won a lottery bid to erect a log cabin to be used as an outdoor classroom. The lottery bid was for £10000. That was spent on the cabin - currently in pieces on the playground waiting for erection. ( stifles giggles )
The cost to the school by the County Council to prepare the ground and have an electricity supply put to it. Are you ready?

EIGHTEEN THOUSAND POUNDS. You read that correctly. £18k

That's not including the charges for all the planning applications and x y z .

That's why schools have no money. Not because they are paying staff what they deserve. It's because of bureaucracy.

Anyway, I'd like to say sorry for my last whiney post and thank you for your supportive totally self indulgent comments to me. I'm going to just add three photos. Two are of some of my mahoosive and frankly downright embarrassing birthday haul from the HG to me from Embsay Mill. Darling darling material and other goodies! The other is a glorious shot from Hawes. Imagine living in such a picturesque place! We went last weekend and had, to quote Wallace and Grommit - a grand day out. The link to Wallace and Grommit being the Wensleydale Creamery. We've been loads. Cheeeeeeeeese!









Right, best get a shift on.

Love from
Rachel *feeling blessed* Radiostar xxx