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The Alphabet Project | B is for Bloom

The Alphabet Project  - B is for Bloom #alphabetphotoPrint


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Weekly Photo Challenge: New

“It’s a new day. Yesterday’s failure is redeemed at the sunrise”
Todd Stocker

Weekly Photo Challenge - New

Challenge set by The Daily Post



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Thank You Teacher

Thank You Teacher

Not long now and the kids will break for summer holidays, which means it is time to thank the teachers.

There are a 100 different ideas and crafts project around in order to show appreciation to our teachers – I particularly like this Pinterest board – Teacher Gift Ideas. We can chose from handmade cards, lovely notes printed and stuck into small gifts, flower pots, pencil pots etc etc but what about the kids who aren’t into crafts so much?

We are all different and some kids simply do not enjoy crafts – they hate drawing, they aren’t good with colouring and don’t even get me started on any work involving scissors.

So what is the perfect gift idea for those children? The ones who can’t just work their magic and create something nice? What should they give to the teacher as a thank you for looking after them all year long?

When I was a child we always gave flowers… at the time I didn’t question it, I was given flowers by my parents and I gave them to my teachers, it was something that everyone around me did, so it was ok. But as I got older I started to question this weird, to my eyes anyways, tradition. Flowers are beautiful I agree but if you get 50 or so bunches of them in one day you simply can’t appreciate them all. I remember in my secondary school we used to help some teachers to carry all their flowers home, as there was so many of them that they couldn’t do it by themselves. By the end of secondary school I didn’t want to give flowers any longer, I thought that this is simply a waste of money. I remember asking my parents to get me a small box of chocolates and a rose for each teacher. Yes, I stuck out a bit from the crowd but I am sure most of teachers had more pleasure from a lovely piece of chocolate that yet another bunch of flowers.

Sorry I got a bit carried away there with a trip down memory lane, so back to the topic at hand… teacher thank you gifts for none crafting kids…

Flowers might be a nice idea, especially if you can take a nice walk the day before and pick them up yourself… a small bunch of wild flowers from the fields… oh this would be a lovely gift.

Cards – they are always good in the UK it seems. If you can’t make one just buy one.

Or my favourite choice – chocolate.

Guylian Sea Shells Selection

There are a lot of chocolates on the market. You can pick a straight forward bar of chocolate or try to surprise your teacher with something more sophisticated. Lately we were sent a box of Guylian Sea Shells Selection. They look amazing and taste delicious (creamy, light Belgian chocolate) and you can get a small box for just a £1. Wouldn’t they make a perfect thank you gift? And there is a plus; at such a low price kids can use their pocket money to get them for their favourite teacher.

What is your idea of a perfect Thank You gift for the teacher?

Do you thank your teachers? Or do you think they are doing the job they are paid to do?


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Who / What Am I? 04/07

Hello all,

What a lovely hot sunny day we are having here in the UK. I hope you all are enjoying it as much as we are.

I love weather like this.

Last night we took a very late evening walk with the dogs and it was amazing – truly perfect weather… not too hot, not too cold and you could feel the presence of a gentle breeze… just perfect.

Last week my mystery yellow picture actually received 2 correct answers. Alisha was first, followed by colonialist – it was in fact the inside of a flower… Take a look…

Who What Am I answer to 27 06Who What Am I cut out answer to 27 06

A few years back there was an interesting article about Daisies in the Telegraph entitled “Top 10 facts about daisies”.

Did you know that daisies are found everywhere on Earth except Antarctica?

For me that most interesting fact was that a daisy is actually two flowers in one! How weird. One is the white petals and second one is the clusters of tiny yellow discs (this is what the cut out picture was of).

Ah and apparently daisies represent purity and innocence.


For this week the picture I have selected is something from fauna. It can be many things (I think) but let’s see if anyone will guess who or what this really is.

Who / What Am I?

Who What Am I 4 07

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine!


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The Colours Of Spring #hdygg

The colours of spring

Last week I took the dogs and my mobile phone and went for a walk… same thing I do every day but this time I decided to take pictures of all the lovely colourful plants I spotted between my doorsteps and my local field. I should add at this point that this trip is very short – maybe 2 – 3 minutes until I reach the start of my walk around the local fields.

It was a very sunny but windy day, so not all the plants wanted to behave… some were dancing a bit too much in the wind for my poor little mobile camera to take nice quality shots with.
I meant to post this last week but then the sad news about my Buffo came and I didn’t feel like “playing” with flower pictures.

So this morning I finally sat down and picked some usable shots to share with you.

These are my local colours of spring…









Everything else I encountered

Everything else I encountered

Spring is so beautiful, isn’t it?

I’ve never taken part in the How Does Your Garden Grow? linky before, but we have the first signs of spring here already and a lot of changes will be happening in nature during the months to come, so it is time for me to get my “green fingers” to work and share my green stories with you.

Is your garden ready for the warm season already?

Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?


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