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Precious Dads

I really hope that whoever is reading this has had a fantastic relationship with their Dad because I feel really thankful for my Dad and my relationship with him. Early memories are that he worked really hard and was a big man who looked after us. In comparison my Mum...

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Mrs Kent’s 30 year Posse

This Saturday should have been the Big reunion of all the girls I have Housemistressed, Pupils I have taught the sax, flute or clarinet to and the pupils I have been involved with as a Tutor, in The Francis Bacon Society, in fund raising or involved with the sixth...

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Who inspires you?

This term I have been talking about an inspirational person each week in my House Assembly. Now.... it is on at 8,30am on a Tuesday morning so my girls are probably not always on it! They are probably thinking about the prep they haven’t done or they should have got...

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Will you marry me?

I have some friends that are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today...40 years...that is a long time and then I thought...we are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this year in a few weeks in fact...we have done well!! Especially as the figures for the...

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I miss the hugging!

How many weeks have we been zooming? Had any of us heard of zoom before?..I hadn’t! And now we speak to our relatives on it, do quizzes on it, learn to make cocktails on it, do race nights on it, have discos on it...go online dating on it and for business it has been...

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Long Week

It is only Wednesday but it feels like a long week! I have started writing my final reports ever and got as far as my first Rolo before shedding a few tears! It is weird to think I wont have to write any reports ever again! I remember when we wrote them all on paper....

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Is Chocolate a drug?

I have had my supper...a big plate of chicken risotto and have spent an hour or so on the phone gassing! I went downstairs to make a cup of tea and opened the fridge......during the lockdown I have become quite partial to chocolate. I have always enjoyed a bar of dark...

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Saturday Night Takeaway

I would like to hear your views on this one Guys... I have driven to the wonderful Mayflower Chinese Restaurant tonight to collect a takeaway for BTK and I and a separate one for OJK and Storm. They have recently reopened for takeaways and you have to order the day...

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Its a sad end…

Just 4 weeks of being a housemistress left now.... and today I had a group chat with 4 of my fourth form who are aged 13/14 and are young girls, mainly, hopefully quite naive especially as we keep our year 7 and 8s in our prep school which helps to keep them younger...

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Tea for 2

I am a big tea drinker and always have been. My Mum and Dad used to have a teasmaid!! Anyone remember those? It was on the bedside table next to Mums side of the bed and I used to hear it going off! I would go in and make it, pour it and put a cup either side of Mum...

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