Tag Archives: Michael Morpurgo

Story-time, Crocuses and Rain-drops

Michael Morpurgo’s wise words came my way today:storytime

The first six years of my teaching career were spent in primary schools, mainly the wonderful Plover Primary School, and I remember story-time at the end of the day  with great affection. My 10/11 years olds and I  escaped into some wonderful worlds – those of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, The Hobbit, of A Child’s Christmas in Wales and that of Flat Stanley among many, many more. After 10 years at home bringing up our four children (and reading more wonderful stories)  I moved into secondary education and was able to introduce generations of young people to the wonders of literature – to story, poetry and plays. What a beautiful way to spend my working life! And what a shame that the practice of reading for half an hour at the end of every day has apparently been lost.

Walking up from town this afternoon, we spotted some crocus buds, golden and gorgeous in the evening light.dscn9289

The rain had stopped but the grass still held little jewels of glittering rain drops.dscn9292


Posted by on January 17, 2017 in Beauty, nature, Photography, postaday2017


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Royal Academy, Suffragette Socks and War Horse

1. We loved the Bronzes exhibition at the Royal Academy!

2. In John Lewis I spotted some furry socks in purple, white and green. I couldn’t leave them behind, now could I?

3. ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo is a brilliant story and made the most amazing stage show. The music was lovely and the puppet horses quite brilliantly realistic. I loved it!






Posted by on October 3, 2012 in art, postaday2012, sculpture, theatre


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