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(aka Miss Jacqueline)
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11th-Feb-2006 10:51 am - home
Hello all, I'm going to be back in Glossop from monday night till Thursday. Hope to see some of you (ie Helen)
19th-Sep-2005 03:22 pm - Rah
rah! I've just come home from being on an observation placement in a primary school. I've got a really bad cold too. I've just had an argument with my housemate because I was saying that it looked, and lots of teachers have said that some jobs (eg early years and arty subjects) and much easier jobs than later years and core subject teaching (maths, English science). From my experience this is true in terms of pressure to get results, behaviour, planning, marking etc. Paula got really huffy (she's never worked in a school) saying she thinks its really insulting of me to say that and completely unproductive to say 'my job is harder than someone elses' (which is what sarby said).

I was saying that I believe it to be true because I've taught in an art and maths class and they are not the same. I've seen what early and later years teachers do and they are not the same. I was saying that this is why there are fewer jobs in early years/ art. It's because it's nicer. I wasn't saying it was easy but that those teachers often don't appreciate that others have it worse yet they all get the same pay. In fact the teachers doing easier years often get to take on extra responsibilities because they have more time and less pressure and end up getting paid more.

I was pissed off because she's never worked in a school and has only got friends who are early years or art teachers. She completely undermined what I knew. It was like the argument I had with Sarby about Psychology- I wouldn't attempt to criticise an expert in physics or I dunno computer science or something. (Not that I'm an expert in anything but I do have some claim to knowing what I'm talking about).

31st-Aug-2005 10:09 am

Last night I went to Cafe-scientifique to an evening of discussion with a an biologist who's big thing is aliens. He advises on the x-files and stuff. It was a nice modern venue a bit like what you'd find at the fringe selling high class food and stuff.

Anyway, there was a series of short lectures on Aliens, Biology and Evolution with lots of breaks where we had to chat with the people around us about the topic. On the tables there was paper and pencils- to design an alien (which I obviously did). (The guy used the breaks to try and plug his new book).

We were sitting with a sci-fi expert and a member of the law department at the university and we had a good time with them. They were great fun and like me said that the science bits were a bit beyond them. Sarby felt a bit crushed that even he didn't get all the science bits. Also there were lots of jokes about science teachers being failed scientists. Haha. I remember someone said something once about Drama teachers are failed actors..... Was that you helenbelle?

 The thing that really struck us was how nice the people  were (they were mostly academics and nerds like hjsb ). I thought it was well worth while even though some of it went over my head. He had lots of visual aids and was very jovial. I even answered one of the questions (psychology). There are more evenings coming up on Hygene 'are we too clean?' and technology.

I feel all intellectual...... if there are any near you- check them out. It was one of the most interesting things I've done since Uni. Thing I remember most was he told us the best way to confuse a creationist was to ask 'Did Adam have a belly button?' or 'Did the trees in the garden of eden have rings?' He said that what ever answer they give it'll be anti-christian. Sadly I can't remember why.....

I appologise for the huge amount of pointless links in this posting. I'm trying to gently mock hjsb  :)

30th-Aug-2005 08:45 am

I need a life. I need my course to start. This is what I got up to this weekendCollapse )

14th-Aug-2005 09:52 am
Is anyone noticing a theme here?

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11th-Aug-2005 09:53 pm
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10th-Aug-2005 04:49 pm - Draw a pig
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31st-Jul-2005 06:55 pm - ICONS

I've finally worked out how to make moving icons...


These are my first attempts. The last one is my favourite.

31st-Jul-2005 09:58 am - Remind me next time....

I've just come back from a week camping with my parents. Collapse )

30th-Jul-2005 10:04 pm
How to make a leroi jones

5 parts competetiveness

5 parts self-sufficiency

5 parts empathy
Stir together in a glass tumbler with a salted rim. Serve with a slice of lovability and a pinch of salt. Yum!
20th-Jul-2005 07:24 pm - Another thought...
Another thought spoiler within...Collapse )
20th-Jul-2005 09:49 am - Spoilers within....
Ok, 4 years ago when my friends and I started reading the books I had a theory Spoilers within- beware!Collapse )
12th-Jul-2005 09:23 am - sexist religions
This is one of the many arguments I have against religion. I would never agree with a religion that think that women are not equal to men. Really annoys me that they can get away with it. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4673871.stm
30th-Jun-2005 08:23 pm - camping trip
I've been away for a few days. This is what I got up to:Collapse )
25th-Jun-2005 10:23 am - sheep
My mum just told me about this- it's brilliant. We sand Jerusalem at my Granny's funeral a few weeks ago. I don't think she'd have liked this :)

22nd-Jun-2005 11:28 am - Still pretty low :(
Perhaps I'm a bit better than I was yesterday and I really need to get revising but I cried a lot last night. Sigh. In the words of Dusty (or her song writer)

I just don’t know what to do with myself
Don’t know just what to do with myself
I’m so used to doing everything with you
Planning everything for two
And now that we’re through

I just don’t know what to do with my time
I’m so lonesome for you it’s a crime
Going to the movie only makes me sad
Parties make me feel as bad
When I’m not with you
I just don’t know what to do

Am I pathetic or what? It was either that or 'I've grown accustomed to his face'. Would that have been worse. I always get like this post- relationship. Forgive me for the sentimentality. I'll be back to my old sceptical self soon. (I hope).
21st-Jun-2005 09:13 am - So sad :(

Ah, things between Sarb and I seem to be truely over now. I know I'll be glad one day but for the moment I'm feeling pretty sadCollapse )

18th-Jun-2005 02:18 pm - Slugs slugs and more slugs
it's finally happened. I've gone insane. I've just spent
the last hour building a slug trap complete with beer (for them to
drown in), ramps (including sides so they don't fall off and little
sign posts to direct them to the dish. Sigh. I even wrote them (the
slugs) and eviction notice with advance warning of what I was going to
do with them. Is this a symptom of madness or sheer boredom?

Them slugs have chosen the wrong woman to annoy!!!!

(Help me please)

Sorry I've not updated for ages. I'm feeling a little better now. I went to my first speech therapy session Collapse )

22nd-May-2005 05:39 pm
Hi guys, I prob won't be updating much fot the next few days because my gran died yesterday and I've had to go home to help my parents. Hope you are all well. Speak soon
18th-May-2005 05:10 pm - I've got an exam tomorrow :(

Today I have been mostly...... revising but (in between all my hard work Collapse )

18th-May-2005 02:35 am

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Who is your favourite Gent?
What, in your opinion, is the Special Stuff?
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Your fate in Royston Vasey? Death by special stuff-induced nosebleed
An anal-retentive obsessed with toads helenbelle
Mass-murdering shopkeeper danceswithelks
A 48-year old, strangely lovable psychotic lesbian helenbelle
Always in control... davidmoody
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14th-May-2005 04:25 pm - Life, the Universe and everything....

When I was lying on Sarby's bed last night, wondering how I could shoot the big light that shines directly into his room from the industrial estate without them knowing it was me I started to ponder the meaning of life and of a question I've often wondered about.....Collapse )

11th-May-2005 04:14 pm

I've had a better day today. I went out to morrisons to buy some chocolates for Sarby's class and when I got back the audio recording of Order of the Phoenix had arrived at the library so I've had that to keep me company all afternoon.

I have had a bit of worrying news though. My mum says that they are very worried about my Granny who has become very secluded, refusing visitors and not going out. She has lost weight and is struggling to talk apparently. Her friends at the WI are worried about her because she has stopped going and she won't go to the theatre with my mother anymore. She's very closed though and won't talk about what is wrong. I'm not sure whether to sure home to see her or even if she would see me. I hope it's nothing, but deep down I know she's very old.

10th-May-2005 11:04 am - Bloody NHS

I went to see my doctor this morning for a sick note and to ask how long I am going to have to wait for speech therapy. He said at least 4/5 weeks though probably longer. He said he was amazed that i wasn't back at work yet. I said my job requires an awful lot of talking and he said yes but a lot of jobs involve communication. He doesn't understand. Teachers don't just communicate in nice quiet classrooms for a few minutes. They have to shout ALL THE TIME above decibells equivalent to a busy pub or train station. How THE FUCK does he expect me to do that when I'm struggling to speak for more than a few minutes and am STILL waiting for speech therapy?

I'm in a very bad mood and I'm crying now cos I've been talking to Becki (who's been trying to cheer me up). I'm thinking of trying to get speech therapy on Bupa because if I don't get better soon I won't be able to do the course in September. I hate being off sick. I'm getting so lonely and I feel totally useless today.

What am I going to do?


8th-May-2005 05:56 pm

I went to a wicked party last night. It was no ordinary party.....Collapse )

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