December 30, 2003

Laura and Diane Re-United

I had a really great afternoon. I finally met up with my old school friend Diane. I think the last time I saw her was about 12 years ago. I had absolutely no worries about meeting her as we have been chatting on MSN for a while. We have so much in common and seem to have the same taste and outlook on life. We are both primary school teachers so we had a lot of stories to swap. There was not enough time to catch up on everything. It was great to see her and her mum Barbara. I know that we will not lose touch now and I can’t wait to see her again.
If you look at these photos it looks like we are wearing the same 23 years apart!

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Diane and Laura 2003

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Laura and Diane 1980

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December 29, 2003

"Finally Finished"

I have finally finished the two modules due in for my degree this term. Child Observation 2 and Theories of Learning.
I would like to thank Laurence, Mum and Dad for reading through all of them for me and editing them as appropriate.
Also, a big thank you to my friend and colleague May, for her support and encouragement through the dark times!!! I hope that she has had the strength to complete her assignments.

P.S Had a lovely day with my grandaughter Charlotte,Carly and Joëlle enjoyed being the doting aunties (Jaimie was at her friend's house).

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December 28, 2003

Family Day

We had another great family day yesterday. We all descended on my cousin Melanie, Stuart and Lilyella. It was lovely to see David and Hélène from France and all the uncles and cousins.

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December 26, 2003

Seasonal Fun!!

A lovely family day yesterday was had by all in the Sedley/Harris family. Good food, good company and great presents. Thank you to all who came and all who behaved! Not one argument - well done!
Well done Dad -lovely piccies

The Family

The Girls

Me and my Mummy

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December 23, 2003


I would rather walk over broken glass and hot coals with bare feet than have to endure the shopping experience I have just had. I NEVER do the food shopping, so why oh why did I volunteer to do it today!!. I experienced “Trolley Rage” An old lady sent her “Phillipino” shopping with two trolleys and saved a spot on the queue for her. She then demanded that she pushed in with the two trolleys. We were not standing for that! No! I felt myself come over with anger after queuing for 45 minutes and felt myself pushing my trolley forward so as not to let her in. She did retreat finally. Lady- in-front and I were triumphant.
Next year remind me to go back to Internet shopping!

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December 14, 2003

The lost address book

It has now taken me practically two whole days to re-write my address book. I am sure the old one will reappear at some point and I am sure there are many people that I have not found yet. Thank you to everyone who replied to my desperate e-mail and sent me his or her address and phone number. If you haven’t replied yet maybe you don’t want me to have it!!!!! If you do please send it as soon as possible – Thank you.

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De-mob Happy!

Yay! I have broken up form school. Looking forward to a nice break at home (once the house and washing have been done). The next few days hopefully will see the back of my uni work.

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December 08, 2003

Happy Birthday Joëlle

Happy 14th birthday to our darling Jo Jo. 14 today!!!!! I hope you enjoy your evening at "Lemonia" restaurant tonight.


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December 02, 2003

Christmas Lunch

Christmas lunch at Avon House is wonderful. Getting 180 children seated in the hall however is not. After a morning of setting out the chairs and tables with some willing helpers we then set about the task of feeding 180 children roast turkey, roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy. Not forgetting the vegetarian dishes and those with wheat and dairy allergies. My JLGB training came into play (and maybe the fact that we Jewish people like a good spread). I ended up by the heated trolley co-ordinating where the meat and veg was going. It was a wonderful lunch (I did get some in the end). The highlight for the children of course was a visit from Father Christmas. The day was rounded up with a turn from Betty Banana who gave us an hours rest whilst she entertained the children.
Phew! That’s over Reception’s concert tomorrow.

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