I’ve just read a thread on an Internet forum concerning  bloggers and about what it is they should be writing.  One respondent said that they would be asking what it was their customers wanted to know before putting pen to paper ( I still haven’t come across the eloquent computing equivalent of that expression ).

 

Anyway, I’m not sure about this – indeed, I suggest that the answer might be precisely to the contrary. After all, the blog itself isn’t really about the whys continue reading »

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I’ve transferred this old blog entry from my other site  – just because I want to and it seems the right thing to do – no other reason.

 

Posted on January 14, 2011, 5:14 pm on a previous blog.

Following surgery to remove her spleen earlier this week, Sandy, my little dog was found to have further complications and it soon became clear that continue reading »

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Pulling in on the left ( 1st gear )

Check mirrors
Off gas
Signal?
Hands to top of wheel
Steer left, right, left continue reading »

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I’ve just been lifted reading a little book by Gervase Phinn – one of the Quick Reads from Heaton Moor Library – called All These Lonely People . Feeling like something short and light, it seemed the perfect choice and, sure enough, I found myself laughing out loud as the priest lets one of the local youngsters called Matthew ( each of these characters being of the lonely in the title ) help him put together the Christmas things and the crib.
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Some food for thought

22 July 2012

Conflict surprise


Elizabeth, aged 12, took a different approach from the rest of the class when asked to write an essay on ‘conflict’.
Conflict surprise (a recipe for war)


Ingredients:


5 kg of greed
2 kg of envy

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I have never been a fan of mind altering drugs and my first thoughts were, on hearing of the recent shooting in America, not only for the victims ( both directly and indirectly ) but,  whether there was a possibility that the crime was drug related. When I say drug related, I mean drugs administered in the legal sense as well as illegal.

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I’ve introduced this new category  for all that stuff to do with your driving test.

 

Soon to follow:

About how and when to book  your tests – there are 4 you need to pass in order to get you on the road with a full license: continue reading »

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Parallel Parking

15 July 2012

Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.

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Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.

 

The Basics

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Sharp Corners – The Basics

 

Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.
1.  Pull up using MSM (Mirrors Signal Manoeuvre), ½ a door’s width from the kerb, 2 car lengths’ beyond the junction
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