Monthly Archives: April 2014

To the Frozen North (well, Scotland that is!) and adventurous children!

I recently travelled up to Scotland to see some friends in Glasgow but decided to stop off en route to explore the countryside and stay overnight in a small B&B. My journey took in the Lake District (but more about … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the Devil…………………….

© Kindadukish First you make me wear the T-shirt, then you submit me to constant playing of “Sympathy for the Devil” track, do you not realise that this can have a serious psychological effect on such a young mind as … Continue reading

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Creating a Password…………and can’t we all relate to this!

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Brain Drain………………….UK Students Head to Foreign Universities

The number of UK students who would consider studying abroad is rising fast, according to the British Council A survey of more than 2,500 students found 37% would take up a degree overseas, compared with 20% in a similar poll … Continue reading

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Equal Pay……………for Men!

Landmark case as 18 men win claim for equal pay with female colleagues  The 18 men – carpenters, plumbers and caretakers – took the University of Wales, Trinity St David (UWTSD) to an employment tribunal claiming they were being paid … Continue reading

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The Dismal Failure of “Progressive Education”……………………?

At the inner-city secondary school where I taught for two years, one object neatly summed up its failings: the skip. Hidden at the back of the school, this skip was kept full with furniture broken by out-of-control pupils, scraps of … Continue reading

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Chester Food and Drink Festival 2014…………just not very good!

I have visited the Chester food and drink festival for five of the last seven years and have always found it very enjoyable and a worthwhile trip. This year I was extremely disappointed with the event for a number of … Continue reading

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