Monday, 23 November 2015

My favourite teacher TED talks

I am a huge fan of TED. I listen to them whenever I have to do something I don't like (cleaning, running, etc.), it makes the time pass quickly. As a teacher I love to hear about developments in education and learning so here is my list of the best TED talks for teachers.

I love this woman for her passion, I wish more heads were like this.

This is entertaining, I'm not sure I 100% agree but still worth a watch

This is definitely my favourite. I want all the kids in my class to have real GRIT!

I can not recommend TED talks enough they just make you think and they are lovely and short, which is great when you are just too busy to watch a whole lecture on a subject.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Five for Friday 20th November

Happy Friday! Woop woop! how pleased am I that it is Friday?? I am absolutely thrilled!

So for the second time I am participating in the lovely doodlebugs linky party Five for Friday. Where I let you all know the  5 important things I have been up to this week.

Here are the five things I have been up to this week:

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I had my first Zumba class! It nearly killed me! it was fun but I really struggled, my friend who goes a lot told me it gets easier.... I'm not sure I believe her.

I would just like to point out I look like none of these people Zumba-ing.

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I have started to create and upload Christmas Products! I know it's a bit early but better to get a jump on these things!
Christmas Descriptive Poems Complete Poetry Lesson for English

A complete English language, poetry, lesson based on Christmas. Children will write a poem using describing words.

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Ginger Teacher Pens!! Ginger Teacher Pens! My wonderful, lovely man brought me Ginger Teacher pens!

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It is his great way of showing me how much he supports me in my business :) Awwwww

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I gave an interview with TES and the video is now on the TES blog! So that is very exciting! Except I look a bit over excited and I sound like a chipmunk but... Oh well can't have everything!
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And lastly a sad note, following the tragic events in Paris last week my thoughts have been with those affected by terror attacks.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Vive la France

Just like many, many others all over the world; I am shocked and really saddened by the events in France on Friday.

When I started writing this post I wrote about how I was disgusted by some of the responses and calls to action I have read online. I wanted to rant about how some people are so short sighted they think hating all Muslims is the answer or expressing political views, when they have no real education on the subject. I wanted to point out some disgusting people who think it is fine to make sick jokes already. I wanted to add my voice to the thousands out there and ask for some sanity in the chaos.

But I know that isn't what I really want to say, so I deleted my overly long winded post and changed it simply to this:

I am sorry for all those hurt by the attack in Paris. I am sad for you all, find strength where you can.

Vive la France

Monday, 9 November 2015

It's Freebie Time!!!

I have recently started to expand my online products into clip art. I say 'I' but these are NOT my drawings my drawings look like this:

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A friend of mine who is amazingly talented has started to draw my clipart for me and I am selling it in my store. Please hope over and have a look on TPT.

Now to the freebie from the title! To get the clipart side of my store rolling I am giving away my Christmas clipart product for FREE. Yep FREE!

Cute Colored and BW Christmas Clipart

If you would like a copy of this product all you need to do is click follow on this blog and then email me at and I will send you a copy straight back. My friend is incredibly talented and she has lots of plans for future products so I hope to do many more blog posts like this.

Take care everyone!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

My first bundle

I've been thinking about creating a bundle for a while, I have quite a few science products and I have been thinking how to bundle these together and sell them for a discount.

After reading quite a bit about how other sellers have done this I organised the files and uploaded it!

It was actually really easy I just adapted the current products a bit zipped them up and off we go.... Yay!

So here it is :)

Please check it out and let me know what you think.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Five for Friday

Happy Friday everyone!

For the first time ever, today I am participating in the lovely doodlebugs linky party Five for Friday.

Here are the five things I have been up to this week:

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I have new band for my Fitbit.

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I love that I can change the bands into all different styles :) If you haven't heard of Fitbit before I highly recommend it. It is a small band you wear on your wrist and it records the steps you have taken each day, it also tells you how well you have slept. It can be linked up with other apps like MyFitnessPal to help if you are dieting and the one I use most it links to Pact which lets you earn money for walking! (Wow my freckles look blobby in this picture!)

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I've been enjoying half term!

It is half term where I live so of course it is raining, but that cannot put a dampener on my good mood :) I have been trying to relax but I find it so hard to actually stop working!

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I listed my first ever Bundle on TPT!

Six Science Lessons Bundle

I haven't bundled products before so this is a new adventure for me.

It is a bundle of six science lesson with some of my favourite science products I am very proud of it. Please wander over and check it out here.

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I started and finished a great book!

I have been reading After the Crash and I haven't been able to put it down! It really was gripping. My wonderful man brought me some books recently (I think books really are the most romantic present EVER!) I loved Gone Girl which led me to The Girl on the Train and now I've finished After the Crash very enjoyable but I have read all my new books now :( Oh well maybe I can get some more work done now I don't have my nose buried in books all the time. Is it just me that gets a little bit sad when I finish a really good book?

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And saving the very best and most exciting for last.....

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A very lovely friend of mine took me to The Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Sanderson hotel in London. It was amazing with cute little cakes and sandwiches all in funny shapes and looking like characters from the story. There was an amazing selection of teas and at the end they brought out little plant pots filled with ice cream. It was so much fun, I cannot recommend it enough!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

So, this seller event!

So I made it back from the seller event! (Only slightly tipsy!)

It was in a lovely little restaurant in Covent Garden. TES provided nibbles and drinks and it was really nice.

It was wonderful to meet so many other sellers and chat about the issue and excitement that comes with building an online business.

If you ever get the chance to go to one of these I highly recommend it.

It was after the couple of glasses of wine one of the TES team members asked if I wouldn't mind answering a few questions on camera.... I dread to think how that came out!

Over all lots of fun and they gave us some freebies! And a big thank you to the person who didn't want their freebie goodie bag because I offered to take it off the TES team's hands, I'm nice like that :)