Monthly Archives: Sep 2014


Thought I’d better blog some of the Science I’m doing!
-first we identified what shape (ish) planets are, and what we think the planets are called
-some struggled that the sun is a star, due to size (proximity)
– we had a look at pictures of the planets (top trumps from TES) and discussed the temperatures, reminding that – means really cold
– talked about why planets closer to sun are hotter

-had a go at this game (originally on BBC website, now not)
-learnt the word ‘orbit’

By the end we could all name at least three planets, some could give the order and most agreed the sun was a star and knew the word ‘orbit’


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So, new year, new challenges in and out of work. I’ve re-joined the swimming pool to help with stress levels – once a week wasn’t enough and now I can go on the way home from work, much better. Bonus being that Virgin Active have a teacher discount! Not having an iThing I can’t use the Speedo app and join #teamflipper so I shall keep a track here.

5/9 32 lengths (800m), 25 mins, breaststroke
8/9 20 lengths (500m)
11/9 40 lengths (1000m) breaststroke, 35 min
14/9 64 lengths (1600m) breaststoke, 50min in an empty pool with no stopping
17/9 40 lengths (1000 m) breaststroke, 30 mins
25/9 32 lengths (800m) breaststroke, 25 mins
30/9 40 lengths (1000m) 32 min
1/10 40 lengths (1000m) 35 min (chatting)
(been ill)
16/10 40 lengths (1000m) 30 min
17/10 40 lengths (1000m) 30 min

24/11 32 lengths (800m) 25min
27/11 32 lengths (800m) 25min
2/12 40 lengths ( 1000m ) 35 min

13/12 20 lengths (lightweight)
15/12 30 lengths 23 min

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#100WCGU #146 – waiting

The prompt for 100 word challenge was ‘…with your going comes the past’


With your going come the past misdemeanors to light
We stand around in small groups
-remember when..?
the broken window playing cricket in the kitchen
the roller skating over the lock gates on the canal
the missing clothes from your mothers’ wardrobe.

The chance to catch up with those who we have, at one time, shared a life with
until we realise
next time we might not be there.
It might be our eulogy that is given in a cold church,
with little known hymns
and nobody singing anyway.

Keep in touch, see you soon
knowing that life takes over and we never will


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