World Teacher Day

Tomorrow (5th October) is World Teacher Day.

I bet we all have that one teacher that we remember from our school days – the one that we adored and had a positive influence on us (we also probably all remember the one we didn’t like so much but that’s another story….)

As a parent, I always held teachers in a high regard but after spending a year working as a teacher’s assistant, I found a whole new level of respect for what teachers do for our kids.

Not only do they educate our children but they dry their tears when they fall, comfort them when they are missing Mum or Dad, celebrate their achievements big and small, reassure and encourage them when they doubt themselves and counsel them when they need help managing friendships and a whole lot more!

To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, I asked my 8 year old to do a little interview with her class teacher. She came up with the questions and did the whole interview herself.

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T.V. Shows Packing Girl Power!

There are so many great shows on t.v. these days and it’s brilliant to see lots of shows with strong female casts.

You know, not just the token supporting female role . And not a girl show with “the smart one”, “the pretty one” and “the funny one”…..

Here are my top 5 shows with strong female casts. These are strong characters – they have something to say, they are kicking butt and they are often laugh out loud funny.

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Girls from the wonderful world of Roald Dahl

The 13thSeptember is Roald Dahl Day, celebrating this legendary author.

Roald Dahl is one of the giants of storytelling – you don’t get a day named for you for no reason! The colourful characters he created are larger than life and full of mischief. 

I looked forward to introducing my oldest daughter to these very special stories and was so glad that she enjoyed them as much as I did when I was a kid. Like her Mum had been, she was delighted by George and the marvelous medicine he cooked up for his nasty old Granny and captured by the magic of the BFG.

I got to thinking about my favourite girl characters from Road Dahl’s books. 

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