July 25, 2004

Maccabiah Games 2005

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Carly in Training

Well done Carly. Carly has just heard that she is on the team representing Great Britain in netball at next year's Macabiah Youth Games in Israel.
Good luck, enjoy the training, making new friends on the team and travelling to new places. What an exciting year! We are all very proud of you.

The Maccabiah Games, sometimes referred to as the "Jewish Olympics", were first held in 1932, in the midst of a worldwide depression. 390 athletes and 14 nations competed, figures similar to the participation in the very first Olympic Games 36 years before.

The Games are now the 3rd largest sporting event in the world and take place every 4 years in Israel. The next Maccabiah will be held July 10-21, 2005.

Great Britain will be sending a large delegation to the Games, Carly Harris being one of them.

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July 22, 2004

Back on the Road

Finally I have the car up and running and am now considerably poorer!

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School Panic!!

The school Principal called me Monday evening to tell me that Michelle who was going to be my classroom assistant is no longer coming. Aahhhhhhhhhhhh we have managed for a term without an assistant but not for the September term. It is a really hard term settling in the new children. I remembered a CV we had looked at together and asked her to search it out. Yesterday myself the Principal and Deputy Head interviewed a lovely girl. I have just heard she is accepted the job and I now look forward to working with Kelly as part of Transition Team 2004-5.
I will start to relax as soon as I have handed my written papers into university for marking!

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July 16, 2004

Stuck at Home"


I am now into my fourth week without a car. I was ok at first, quite a novelty getting the bus to work, even walking to Loughton and back has been fine. Now I am a week into my summer holiday and FED UP of Loughton. Mum took me to Ilford on Wednesday but apart from that I am suffering from severe "cabin fever." The problem is….. very strange, every time I drove my car around the corner or over a bump, the hooter went off! I eventually had it removed (painful) and unfortunately the horn ring adjuster for a Fiat Multipla is a nightmare to get hold of! Now my car is over due MOT and tax, so has had to go “off road”. Laurence sent a fax to Fiat today giving them one more week or else we will go to “The Press!”
Watch this space…. because I am going … nowhere!

If the weeds grow any higher around the car we'll never be able to get it out!!

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July 04, 2004

Last Week

Here we go for the last week of the academic year. Good-byes to be said to my Year 6 rugby team and the rest of Year 6. Swap day Monday. That is when I get the new class coming in for an hour and any new children. I'll let you know what I think during the week. I am looking forward to working with Alex, Carole and Michelle (a new member of the team) next year. Well done all, a great year and thank you Fiona for this term.

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July 03, 2004

Happy Birthday Nick

Happy 31st Birthday Nick. nick.jpg

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July 02, 2004

I Found Her!

I finally managed to find my very best friend from years ago. I bumped into her mum and dad on Tuesday evening and immediately called her up. It was wonderful to speak to her and we laughed so much. Now I just can't wait to meet up with her.
Sue Lester I LOVE YOU!

Me, Fiona, Jo, Hayley and Sue in about 1979

I am very upset to hear that she does not play the guitar anymore - she was extremely talented! I, however was not!!!

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July 01, 2004

That time of Year again!

I remember that this time last year I was feeling reflective. I realise that I now only have a week left with my lovely class. I just re-read Septembers comments and am amused. Well-done Transition you have come a long way. Here is my poem dedicated to you all.

Oh yes and we are practising that song that makes me tearful!

One more step along the world I go,
one more step along the world I go;
from the old things to the new
keep me travelling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
keep me travelling along with you.

Words: Sydney Carter

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