Kids go free at Art of the Brick Lego exhibition in Manchester this February

Kids go free at Art of the Brick Lego exhibition in Manchester If you didn’t already know, there’s a huge LEGO exhibition on in Manchester at the moment that features almost 100 pieces of artwork and over 1 million bricks. The Art of the Brick, a globally renowned touring exhibition, came to Manchester at the […]

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The Guilt of the Working Mum – how I have almost mastered the art of self-forgiveness

As a working mum, this is the work life balance

The Guilt of the Working Mum – how I have almost mastered the art of self-forgiveness. I remember vividly my very first thought when I saw the positive read on my pregnancy test… ‘Oh My God, I can’t believe it, not – ‘I am pregnant’ but ‘I drank loads of wine at the weekend!’ Boom […]

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Moving from the classroom to the boardroom – My exit strategy from teaching after 20 years.

leaving teaching

I was 22 years old in 1994 when I was appointed to my first ever ‘proper’ job, an English teacher in a secondary school in Runcorn in the North-west of England.  I had my own classroom; my tutor group ; full-time salary; 13 weeks holiday a year and a pension scheme. Wow! My Dad was beyond […]

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