Footballer claims his tired after playing football….

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So this was all over the news this morning that some liverpool player was claiming that he was to tired to play a game that last 90mins! This footballer Raheem Sterling, plays for Liverpool and over a 7 day period his schedule looked a little like this.

Day 1: Light training session.

Day 2: Full training in the morning, interviews/meeting in the afternoon

Day 3: Light training session, 2 and half hour train journey to their posh hotel and a physio session

Day 4: A short stroll around the hotel.

Day 5:  Warm down session at the posh hotel and his quoted as saying:

‘We did virtually nothing in terms of what I consider to be training,’ said Hodgson.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2791636/raheem-sterling-s-schedule-liverpool-star-right-complain-tiredness.html#ixzz3G8WqecMU

Day 6: Light session at the posh hotel. a  15-minute warm-up, apparently he told the England manger he wasnt up to it so he was excused for the rest of the session. Then a 3 hour flight to where they were playing.

Day 7: He had a wander around the hotel a little stretch, he sat on the bench for the majority of the game and only played for 26 minutes. Flew home and was home by midnight.

 

I can see his routine is really strenuous  for a 19 year old and for all that money he’s getting paid he surely is working hard for it!

 

Oh how the other half live!

 

Seat Belts!

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Today I was driving out of ASDA, after popping in for a few bits for tonights dinner when I’ve noticed the car in front with a child about 5/6 standing in the back of a 7 seater family car with no seat belt waving like a mad man at me!!!

I tried to get the attention of the driver but her attention was elsewhere and she drove off! I would love to say that I don’t see this very often, however I do and with the changes in the law to do with child car seats here in the UK, you would think that parents/careers are aware and are taking note but unfortunately not.  My next question is why does it seem that nobody is enforcing these laws? I blogged about this a last year and I’m really beginning to wonder what has got to happen to a poor child whose parent will not strap them in or teach them why it so important for the child and their own safety before more adults are stopped over this!

Weather

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Typical English weather conversation but what a difference a day makes! only yesterday i was walking around with a vest top and flip flops then today boots, jumper and a scarf! Even now I’m sitting here with a cup of tea and my dressing gown on complaining to Ross that I’m cold!

Never the less, I’m not allowed to put the heating on, its too early!

*grabs another jumper*

Proud Mummy

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Yesterday we went to view D’s first choice secondary school. To say we were impressed is an understatement, I could really see D fitting and excelling so well there. Whist walking around D took part in numerous activities such as rowing, curling, drama and debating. So this morning I woke up to this lovely email from he school :

UntitledWell done little man! You deserve it!

 

October

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Has anyone woken up Green Day yet?

 

Or taken out their tax from the windscreen because you no longer need to show it?

I haven’t! I will display mine fondly until it runs out over the next few months! But you would of thought that the DVLA would of been ready for the volume of people who need a renew today would of had a website able to handle the demand and not crashed! But they will these government websites never learn, just look at the olympics for instance!

 

Lots to look forward to this month, its Ross’s and R’s birthday and half term at the end of the month! Goodness knows  I need an attempt on a lay- in!

10 Fun Facts About the Game of Thrones Cast

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Obscure facts about your favorite Game of Thrones characters.

1. Emilia Clarke wasn’t the original Daenerys

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The role was originally given to Tamzin Merchant, who has starred in Pride & Prejudice and the show ‘The Tudors.’ After filming the pilot episode, Merchant left the show & Clarke became the feisty dragon queen.
2. Hodor is a DJ in real life
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Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor, is a multi-talented man. The 6’10 actor is also an accomplished DJ, sings, and plays the guitar.

3. Tyrion is a vegetarian

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Peter Dinklage, who plays sharp-witted and scheming Tyrion Lannister, is a vegetarian in real life. Any time you see him eating meat on screen, it’s actually tofu.

4. Prince Joffrey is a star student

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Jack Gleeson, who plays Joffrey Baratheon, is currently studying theology & philosophy at the distinguished Trinity University in Dublin. Gleeson has said that after the series ends, he wants to pursue a career in academics rather than acting.

5. Khal Drogo used to be on Baywatch

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Jason Momoa, who plays Khal Drogo (RIP), started his acting career in 1999 with a role on ‘Baywatch.’ He was also named Hawaii’s Model of the Year in 1999. I don’t hate it.

6. Shae used to be a porn star

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Sebil Kekilli is known on the show as Shae, Tyrion’s love interest; however, she used to be an adult film actress in Germany.

7. Robb’s wife is Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter

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Oona Chaplin, who plays Robb Stark’s wife (apparently her name is Talisa? Did anyone else somehow never catch that?), is the granddaughter of the famous silent film actor Charlie Chaplin. She also dances ballet, salsa, and flamenco.

8. Theon Greyjoy is Lily Allen’s brother

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Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy on the show, is the younger brother of British pop star Lily Allen. She even wrote a song about him!

9. Bronn used to be in a boy band

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Bronn, Tyrion’s witty sellsword companion, is played by Jerome Flynn, who used to be one half of British duo Robson & Jerome. The pop stars had three #1 singles in the UK in the 90’s. I wonder if they ever jam the album on set?

Complements?

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What not to say to people…

We’ve all probably experience a comment from a stranger or work colleague along the lines of

a) Have you got any ID?

b) When are you due?

c) are you two brother and sister (Dr asked this to myself and D a few months ago)

d) Is that your daughter who has started working here? (Ross got asked this recently)

Lets be honest they only positive comment from the 4 above is a. Why? Well as all of the others will more than likely be wrong so why bother even embarrassing yourself or the person you are talking too! Recently I started  a second job at Ross’s current employers and he was asked if I was his daughter! Yes that is a great complement to me but for Ross? No. Then when I took D, to the Doctors and he asked if  I was D’s sister,  D and I was taken a back, yes I know I  was a young when I had him but still!

Then b) why would you ever ask this to anyone? I’ll admit its happened to me a few times recently as last Friday, which was a bummer as I was actually have a good confidence day and suffice to say I will never be wearing that top and bottoms combo again!  Nearly every time anyone has ever muttered that comment its gonna be wrong so why even ask? Your only gonna upset the person your asking.

*(Jeremy Springer moment)*  So guys the moral of this story is… Be careful what you say, your words could really upset another person and 99% of the time what your going to say as a complement is going to be wrong.

Homework, how much is too much?

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Homework, no child likes homework and it’s a chore to get them to do it!  It’s amazing how it varies from school to school within one education authority (I.e your borough)  let alone any other! For instance between D and R they go to different schools on opposite sides of London, the difference in amount of homework is amazing D gets one piece of maths and one literacy then maybe some personalised homework by another teacher like a reading  comprehension. R this weekend got 2 maths sheets and 2 literacy and the maths for most people they would not of been able to support R doing his. This week he had division and had to do a certain method no explanation of how to do the “chunking” division method so you have no idea if your child is doing it correctly! Luckily I myself have not long learnt how to do this but for most parents they don’t have a clue!

The school where I work the children get 1 sheet if maths, literacy and some handwriting both here and at Ds school they get homework on a Wednesday to be handed in for Monday morning. Is it too much homework for a 9/10 year old? How much does your child get?

What is Geography???

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“What is Geography?” asked one of my Year 5 pupils this morning, after explaining the topic book for this half term.

My jaw hit the floor, I couldn’t believe my ears hearing a 9 year old child asking that question, followed by a chorus of 8/9 children asking the same question. I’m into my second term as their teaching assistant and I’m sitting there thinking what on Earth have these children been learning and thinking on this it goes to show how there is so much emphasise on the “core” subjects (Numeracy, Literacy and Science) that these children aren’t experiencing the whole curriculum like they should be.

So after explaining what Geography is, the study of Earth, its Countries, features and people did they understand what Geography is and why its important the children then ask why they haven’t really done  like other subjects such as History, RE and Art. Its such a shame as these subjects are just as important as the “core” subjects as they give lower learners a sense of achievement when they understand and have a real interest in these other areas. But when they do do these subjects in the afternoons lower learners are taken out for interventions for Maths and Literacy. Its a real shame but I suppose we can’t do right for doing wrong and we have to follow the guidelines set out by the Government.

Happy Easter!

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So after the 40 days and nights of lent I can eat some chocolate….

So galaxy for breakfast, oreos for elevenses. Having a break with a full on lamb roast then chocolate cheesecake for dessert and then finally munchies for supper!

Tomorrow I will have a sugar crash!