The people and things I care about. I’m Granny to fifteen (two could not stay) and I have three great grandchildren so I want to leave this planet in good shape.
I believe in fairness, loyalty and integrity. I cherish my independence and strive to stay healthy. Being a lifelong learner keeps my brain active while creative writing helps me stay sane.
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one…”
Here’s a free (and easy) knitting pattern for you
My Loves and Passions
This blog is about the people and things that I care about. It’s hard to prioritise them as they’re all important.
Focuses on sea turtles, with optional links to links to literacy activities – letter and story writing.
Saving the Planet – an Idiot’s Guide to Transitioning to an Electric Car
‘It’s black,’ I say, ‘a bit boring. Still,’ I muse, ‘if we’re saving the planet…’
Writing Poetry as part of your Healing Process
Writing poetry is an excellent way to create something really personal and beautiful, maintaining an enduring connection with the child/children you have lost.
Writing your way along your Healing Journey
The loss of a child is a dreadful and unnatural thing – your world is turned upside down. How can it be that this child, with their whole life and future ahead, should go before you?
Twin Trust Bereavement Articles
For my MA Communities Module, I worked with TAMBA (now Twins Trust) Bereavement Support. I was asked to write a Valentine’s letter to my grandsons, Jacob and George to help raise funds for their Big Research Appeal.
Arthur Conan Doyle Lesson
Homeschooling Powerpoint. Suitable for key stage 2. Focuses on the life and work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Mary Anning Lesson
Suitable for key stages one and two with adaption for nursery or reception (see below). Focuses on the fossil hunter Mary Anning.
Creative Projects for Healing
When we lost the dream that was to be my twin grandsons, my heart suffered physical pain, my empty arms ached and my mind and fingers fidgeted with frustration at not being able to do anything to make things right.
Hedgehog Activity – Pre-School
Homeschooling support: Here is my hedgehog. His name is Hector. The baby one is hoglet. What is your hedgehog called?
How to Write a Story
All stories need a beginning, a middle and an end. They need characters (the people in the story) and a setting (the place and the time that the story happens).
Poetry Lesson 2
It is easy to learn to write a haiku, but it takes a lot of practice to learn how to do it well. You need to practice by writing a lot of them, so you get very good at it.
Poetry Lesson 1
World Poetry Day began in 1999, with the aim of promoting poetry around the world. It’s an opportunity to appreciate the power of poetry and how it captures the creative spirit.
Granny’s Story – Jacob and George
When you’re a parent, you want to keep your children safe and happy. That doesn’t stop just because they grow up. I shared in their joy and excitement as my daughter and her partner prepared for the birth, and I shared in their heartbreak…