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  1. Great news Lewis, well done .Will show my son your blog.
  2. Can't wait for strictly, the standard of dancing seems to get better and better each year and the show always has a good mix of personalities.
  3. We have just inherited a Partridge Orpington and have managed to introduce her to our 3 hybrids. She is an absolute beauty and extremely docile. Have always wanted Orpingtons and not sure we'd ever get anything but Orps now.
  4. Re behaviour - the school should have a behaviour policy on its website. If you get asked this again model your answer on the school's policy. Basically every member of staff needs to be singing from the same song sheet and follow the policy. You may well be asked a question on confidentiality and also child protection. Re SEN take a look at the school's SEN policy and the tes website. You should find plenty of info on there. Be prepared, the interview may involve working with a group of children (one of whom may be SEN) for 10 mins or so. The school will want to see how you interact with the children and what ideas you have for helping the SEN child etc.
  5. Many thanks for the recommendations - will look into them.
  6. Hello all Can anyone recommend resort type places in England/Wales like Centerparcs only cheaper? We have 3 kids aged 15,13 and 10 so would want a good pool and lots of activities - sports and go-ape type. Also preferably somewhere you can take a dog. We are in Hampshire but would travel to an extent. Thanks.
  7. Roll on next Saturday, another Strictly fan here. Looking forward to seeing the new line-up.
  8. Glad it's all sorted CM and a brilliant result - very well done to your son. Congratulations to Seagazer's daughter too.
  9. Thanks again both. Unfortunately we are not in a rural location so farm work will be hard to find I think. Lewis - if anyone on your course has any farming contacts in this area (North Hampshire or slightly further afield) that would be great if you could let me know. Thanks for the top tip and link re your blog. Our son has made notes to date but your blog looks a great way to record it all. Again wishing you lots of luck.
  10. Thanks everyone for your comments. We are ploughing on with trying to get more work experience. Long shot I know, but if anyone knows of any diary farms/ livestock farms that take 15/soon to be 16 year olds for work experience in North Hampshire or thereabouts e.g Newbury/ Reading area - Berks/ Guildford area - Surrey please can they pm me details. Many thanks. Lewis - I hope things work out for you. Not sure if this helps but re A Levels we were told recently that although Unis generally ask for AAA/AAB students with C grades could cope with the material for Vet Science.
  11. Thanks again to you both for your input. We'd heard it is harder to get into than medicine. He does extra-curricular activities after school and he'll up the work experience this year. Chucky Mama - when does the application process start these days ?
  12. We bought the runaround thingy too - just the hosepipe and doors for the hutch and the run. OH from memory thinks it was about £70. Expensive but like the previous poster says brilliant. Extremely sturdy, well made and the buns love it.
  13. I wouldn't be happy either. Surely the examining board must have known something was amiss - why didn't they contact the school before now? Annoys me as the poor kids put in a lot of effort .
  14. Will do thanks - is your daughter going into the upper sixth year or whatever it's called these days? Wishing her the best of luck ( I have to confess it was always my dream to be a Vet but I was no good at science!)
  15. Well done all - great results. ES took Statistics this year (Yr 10) and got an A. He's a bit disappointed having got an A* in the actual exam and a B in the course work. We've told him he's probably the only one to have his grade dragged down by course work but he'll live and learn! Hope your son gets his French sorted soon Chucky Mama.
  16. Thanks again Chucky Mama that's helpful. We want him to end up doing something he really enjoys (as does he). I spent 20 years as a lawyer and in the end couldn't wait to get "parole"! His dad is an accountant - less said the better on the job satisfaction front!
  17. Thanks for the reply Chucky Mama - we've started the ball rolling with the work experience, he's done 2+ weeks this summer with other work lined up and we looked into the pay the other day - as you say it's not great for all the time, effort and commitment. Realistically he's probably capable of getting As at GCSEs and may be a couple of A*s but if in reality Unis just interview straight 11 A* students then he may have to rethink. Just wondered what the reality is re GCSEs and getting an interview. Good luck to your daughter.
  18. Just wondering if anyone or their offspring on the forum is studying to be a Vet and if so just how hard is it to get into? ES wants to be a Vet, having looked at entry requirements re GSCEs (son is going into Year 11 and we'll worry about A levels later) Unis seem to say minimum 6 A*/A grades but is the REALITY more like 10/11 A*s required? Thanks to anyone who can help.
  19. Hello all We would like to get 2 LF Orps in August, we are down to 2 hybrids -our feistiest (sp?) hen having departed for the big hen house in the sky last November. Have heard that as Orps are very docile it's not easy to integrate them with hybrids. Just wondering if many people on here have introduced Orps to hybrids successfully and whether it was a long process or am I just asking for trouble? Thanks.
  20. To anyone interested. Went to Rokers today in Surrey for pet supplies. Enquired about Garvo and the man I spoke to said he'd been told that they would be stocking Garvo again in two weeks time. Here's hoping .
  21. Like AJuff mine are more aims etc. 1. Lose the lard (I say this every year but I live in hope!) 2.To assist number 1, get down the gym more. 3. Learn to do patchwork/quilting. 4. Be more organised. 5. De-clutter the house from top to bottom (that way I should be more organised!) 6. Paint the hall, stairs and landing (the paint has been gathering dust in the garage for 3 years!) 7. Get two more hens. 8. Learn to ride.
  22. OH ordered the Countryfile one today as we both like the pics.
  23. Oh that's annoying - I'm a Rokers Garvo girl too. Rokers is not too far from us and we get all our pet supplies from there. Will have to see what else they stock - pellets wise.
  24. Thank you both - those websites look very useful. Sewing machine is up and running .
  25. Well following on from my sewing machine thread, Santa came up trumps and delivered the sewing machine complete with quilting kit, 50 reels of thread and a scissor pack ! I am very lucky and can't wait to try it out. The threads are enough to last a lifetime! I would like to learn to quilt/ do patchwork and I am a complete novice. I don't really have time to attend a course so am going to have to learn from a book/internet. Can anyone recommend quilting and/or patchwork books for complete beginners please or any good blogs /websites with easy to follow tutorials? Many thanks

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