Friday, 20 July 2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012
It's all over
All my Granddaughter's exams are over, no more revision for us both. I think we were all revisioned out by the end. To celebrate i took her to Wildwood Italian restaurant where we shared as a starter a platter of ham, salami, buffalo mozzeralla cheese, pesto, olives and some wonderful bread. We both had the rissoto of chicken, mushroom, pancetta, peas and parmasan cheese for mains and i had mango and raspberry sorbet and Chloe chocolate brownie and ice cream. Yummy!
This was a lovely, just Nanny and Granddaughter time, we both enjoyed very much and will have to do it again sometime and with my other Granddaughter as well.
Granddaughter with boyfriend earlier in the year
January my daughter had one of those milestone birthdays and a few days before she started to get swollen glands and feel ill. She was determined not to give into it though and enjoy her birthday party. It was the first real birthday party she had had and we did up the house and had a big cake. All her friends and family came and everyone enjoyed themselves. My daughter tried hard to have a good time but she was really very ill.
The next day she was so bad she had to go to A&E as her neck and glands were so swollen that she could barely move her head. It turns out she had Quincy in both sides of her throat. (qunicy - very painful abcesses behind the tonsils usually accompanied with tonsilitis). The hospital wanted to keep her there incase her throat closed completely, but she was adament she wanted to come home. They compromised but giving her a double steriod injection and told her to come back immediately if it got worse. She also had two different antibiotics to take. Thankfully the swelling started to go down very quickly after that but she was in great pain and very ill for the next two weeks and i stayed with her for that time.
One of the few things she could eat was the birthday cake as it was a lovely sponge cake from Costco. Unfortunately one night her puppy was having a mad run round and went so fast across the kitchen floor the only place to go was a jump onto the table. What joy he had when he found the cake and managed in minutes to gulp down most of it and the icing. I then had a puppy high on sugar for a day and a half and feeling a bit sickly. Daughter was not pleased that he had demolished the one thing she was enjoying.
It took her quite a while to get her strength back but now she will be straight to the doctors the minute she gets a twinge in her throat glands.
So much easier to put photos in now will show some more of family next time.
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Friday, 1 June 2012
It was a year ago tomorrow...
Thursday, 2 June 2011
I have been helping my granddaughter with her GCSE revision. Law was straight forward as it was just about learning facts about the law. But some of the other subjects are just pure propaganda, social engineering and indoctrination.
I always thought science taught you things like how the heart worked. The difference between arteries and veins. What is chlorophyll, chemical reactions etc. In short facts about how things work. Not about whether culling badgers stops cattle from catching TB, or ‘pump head’ which may or may not be caused from being put on a heart lung machine, but the statistics seem to show nobody knows.
What is the point of discussing situations that the experts do not know the answers to, when the children don’t know in the first place what TB is or how the lungs work.
RE, which is only half a GCSE, you might think should be about learning about the world’s religions. No, it is about common sense and all answers must be given using common sense only and therefore they are not taught any real facts, but are asked to give their thoughts only. As long as it is common sense of course.
Global warming is taught as fact, rather than the views are divided between equally qualified scientists and the science is changing on it all the time.
People complain about faith schools indoctrinating faith into the kids, but you send your children to a faith school so that they will be taught within that ethos. It’s your choice. State schools obviously are indoctrinating our kids with the secular ideals of the day. They are socially engineering in the worst way regardless of the truth of what they are teaching. Social ideas change with the wind and media propaganda. I doubt most parents realise what they are being taught and would be concerned if they knew.
New age, meditation (in an unhealthy way) are just some of the things being done in schools regardless of the dangers or whether the parents approve. Our schools are creating a society that may come back and bite us on the backside in years to come. I’m quite glad that i won’t be around to see it but fear for my younger family.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
If you accept a belief,
You reap a thought.
If you sow a thought,
You reap an attitude.
You sow an attitude,
You reap an action.
If you sow an action,
You reap a habit.
If you sow a habit,
You reap a character.
If you sow a character,
You reap a destiny.
I don’t know who wrote the above but it is so true. You are what you think. Whatever is at the front of your mind all the time becomes the way you behave. If you tell yourself your a nasty horrible person, then you will find yourself behaving that way.
If you say, i can’t do that your won’t. Tell yourself everything always goes wrong for you and it will. You get the picture. Think miserable thoughts. You most certainly will be miserable.
The opposite works exactly the same as well. Guess what the doers, the go-getters are thinking. The happy people, the contented, the encouragers of this world.
So we have it in our hands to choose how we think. Sometimes hard I know, but you have to take every thought captive and dismiss the bad and choose to think good things.
Start telling yourself, you can, i will, i am. Think how you can help others, rather than what others may have done to you. When you feel down, put on some happy music and think of good things. There is a lot to be said for counting your blessings.
It takes about 40 days to create a habit either good or bad, so start now to create some good habits in the way you think and see how much your life will change and your blood pressure go down.
Remember you are what you think.
Friday, 6 May 2011
In 2 weeks G’daughter has her Law exam or at least part of it. They seem to do their exams in dribs and drabs now. She struggles with revision and says she cannot do it without me. So we have already done about 8 hours with many more to come. Law is her first exam, then comes Child development, Science, Graphics and quite a few more.
Law though i knew nothing about before i started. At the beginning of the year we did about 18 hours for her mocks and if i remember rightly she got an A for that so we are hoping for an A* this time.
I now know far more about law than i ever figured I'd need, but if it is going to help i do it willingly. She is on her own with German though, learning that on the quick to help is just beyond me.
You have to laugh though because one of her friends is coming round her house to revise with her because she is struggling with the revision too. Soon i will have a little school lol. They do seem to do the exams very different from when i did mine. We did 2 years of study then an exam at the end. They learn a bit, then an exam, then another bit, then another exam.
If she gets good high grades then she can choose what she wants to do at college, low grades and she has to take what they will accept her for.
Well enough about that, what else is happening. Well did i tell you about the revision ha, ha.
To be quite honest the days are just going by pretty much the same each day. Get up, housework, eat, computer, bed. Sounds boring but sometimes the predictability of each day can be a blessing, and of course i am never alone, there is always my God by my side to talk to and put a smile on my face as we sing and share the day together.