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Top tip if you have wirless broadband..

If like me the walls in your house are very thick. Which could mean you have dead spots. Where you either have poor or no wireless broadband signal.

Try using kitchen foil… Fold it in away, so it can stand up on its own. Place it behind you wireless router and curve the edges.

This should increase your signal as the foil reflects all the wireless signal into your house..

Winter dullards….

Winter has been with us for over three weeks now. And during this time most local road users have either not ventured out. or, have diven in a way that the road conditions dictate…

One such local in large 4×4 over took me traveling down towards lode today.

The road was covered in snow and ice. I estimate the vehicle was traveling about 40 to 50 mph.

For God sake we do not all own such vehicles. And at the end of the day if a 4×4 hits ice it will perform in the same way as any vehicle so please slow down.

Also could the person who drove into my daughter’s snowman on sunday morning! And knocked it down.
I would love to meet, so you could explain your actions to my daughter… Thank you…

Millie, George and Daisy’s First day at school

How quickly time has passed!!!! It seems only yesterday when these little people were being introduced to their new community and already they are moving on to (slightly) larger pastures.

All the children appeared to forget all of their worries when they met up with their peers at Ilam and soon (too soon), also forgot about their parents. Tears were shed, but none by the children!!!

As I waved goodbye with quivering lips I remembered the saying ” give your children strong roots and wings to fly”. The strong roots are given by the safe, nurturing environment we strive to give our children so they feel secure and confident when they begin to ‘leave the nest’.
The wings we must allow for them to find themselves but hopefully with gentle guidence, respect and responsibility they will develop a passion for life and a sense of purpose.
So maybe one day these little fledglings will one day fly, but hopefully we will have given them strong enough roots to come back and share their wonderful  life experiences with us.

As a community we all help in providing this secure and nurturing environment and I thank you all for being part of their lives.