According to the Oxford dictionary, creativity means ” The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness”. Creativity is being banded around, as one of the 21st Century Skills that employers are looking for. This is something that I have recently been discussing with my Sixth Form Life Skills classes. Simon Sinek states in… Continue reading Creativity, where are you?
We set off for an Easter weekend at Mvuu Lodge in the Lower Zambezi. The journey from Harare to Chirundu takes about five hours. I counted about sixteen police road blocks on the way through and only got stopped at one. They were checking for our emergency triangles, these now have to be reflective on… Continue reading Knitting by the Zambezi
The Easter holidays have arrived, and I am excited to get started on some quilts for the Zimbabwe Patchwork and Quilting Show, which is on later in the year. Before I could do this there was another job I needed to do. I am spending Easter weekend with some friends at their lodge on the… Continue reading Piece by Piece
It’s been a funny old week. Of course it goes without saying that with the end of term only four days away (whoop whoop!), the enormous job of writing and collating end of term reports is taking up much of my time. I am still waiting for the delivery of navy fabric and so I… Continue reading Starting Over
In a life full of work, quilting, friends and blogging, sometimes, something has to give, and with me last week it was the blog! The last ten days have been so busy, involving among other things, taking students for athletics training every day in preparation for the annual Interhouse Athletics. This took place last Saturday,… Continue reading Light at the end of the tunnel .
Well it didn’t take long for one of my 2017 objectives to fall by the wayside did it? Only a few short weeks ago I mentioned my “desire and determination ” to blog on a weekly basis and here we are only the second month in and I have missed two deadlines. It’s not that… Continue reading Double Dutch
Last Monday saw the arrival of 127 bug eyed children on their first day of High School. They had come to do try outs for the sports team, in preparation for the matches on Friday. Then on Tuesday morning at 5.30am, I set off by coach with three other teachers and said children, to the… Continue reading New Beginnings
So here it is my first post of the new year, underpinned by a desire and an element of determination to post on a weekly basis and grow my blog. As usual life took over at the end of 2016 and the blog posts started to drop off. The old adage of “if you don’t… Continue reading Back with a Bang
I am so happy to be here in the U.K. spending Christmas with both of my sons (first time in four years) and New Year with my sister. I am not happy to have one of the worst colds I have had in the last ten years, currently on day six. I do hope you… Continue reading Happy Christmas everyone!
I love quirky stuff, clothes, furniture, cars, anything really, and so on my recent trip to University of Exeter, I photographed a selection of things that I liked or found interesting. I hope you like them too. He was sculpted by Ozan Oganer, a contemporary artist born in Izmir, Turkey in 1973. A graduate from… Continue reading Amazing Lace and Travels in Design.