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…”

Turtles Lesson

Focuses on sea turtles, with optional links to links to literacy activities – letter and story writing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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…

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