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Forum: General Chat Today, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Twin mummy
As a long term teacher I wouldn't try and talk...

As a long term teacher I wouldn't try and talk anyone out of it if it's something they really want to do but I would always say go down a route that keeps your options open. It's becoming less of a...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,184
Posted By Twin mummy
Ha ha, mine was one I've posted before from the...

Ha ha, mine was one I've posted before from the spring- Couldn't be bothered to get up and take a new picture, I wondered if someone would spot the flowering ceanothus.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Twin mummy
Not quite sure why you quoted my post, not my...

Not quite sure why you quoted my post, not my child (both would be horrified at the thought of teaching :d:) but I totally agree that the teaching degree, or degree and PGCE route is the most...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,184
Posted By Twin mummy
This is the view from our patio, little bit of...

This is the view from our patio, little bit of green in the middle of our city.https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/28405/446acdf98e2641.jpg
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Twin mummy
Traditionally most secondary teachers did a...

Traditionally most secondary teachers did a degree and then a 1 year pgce (the route I took) and many primary teachers did a 4 year BEd.

Those routes are still available but as others have said...
Forum: General Chat 22 Oct 20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By Twin mummy
We have trees and benches as memories of pupils...

We have trees and benches as memories of pupils who have died.

I'm wondering though as you've said about the way some of the staff that have supported about something for the staffroom, not sure...
Forum: General Chat 21 Oct 20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By Twin mummy
Even our old cat was very protective when the...

Even our old cat was very protective when the girls were little- if I had one in the double buggy and went to get the other the cat would appear from nowhere and sit with them until I came back out!
Forum: General Chat 21 Oct 20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By Twin mummy
I know our two labs would protect us as there...

I know our two labs would protect us as there have been 2 situations when they have. First time I was walking them in a woodland part of our local park and a man had set up a tent and was seemingly...
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,630
Posted By Twin mummy
They sound very demanding and unreasonable. If...

They sound very demanding and unreasonable. If there is nothing in the covenants they really shouldn't be complaining as you haven't done anything wrong.

Our caravan won't fit on our drive so we...
Forum: General Chat 11 Oct 20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Twin mummy
Check if Wacom support chrome book- my Husband...

Check if Wacom support chrome book- my Husband doesn't think they do.
My daughter (just started BTech art and design) has a Wacom cintiq with a macbook.

We looked into getting her a new iPad...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Oct 20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,704
Posted By Twin mummy
Not necessarily- some term time only jobs are...

Not necessarily- some term time only jobs are paid over 11 months, they are also (within schools) able to work overtime. The pro-rata also includes some holiday pay which isn't the case for teachers...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Oct 20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,028
Posted By Twin mummy
Obviously North of England and North of the UK...

Obviously North of England and North of the UK are 2 different things.

I had always thought that 'officially' the north of England was historically north of the Trent.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Oct 20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,028
Posted By Twin mummy
I'd say Yorkshire and above is North, I'm in York...

I'd say Yorkshire and above is North, I'm in York and definitely feel we are in the North.

As for the Government definition, I hope it will be more precise and based on smaller areas.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Oct 20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,704
Posted By Twin mummy
The teacher's standard pay and conditions...

The teacher's standard pay and conditions document is very clear that teachers have directed time of 1,265 hours over 195 days of the year. What counts as that directed time is clearly laid down, it...
Forum: UK Holiday Planning 8 Oct 20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By Twin mummy
My 2 favourite local restaurants are a bit more...

My 2 favourite local restaurants are a bit more casual but lovely, Lucias https://www.luciawinebar.co.uk/york or cut and craft https://www.thecutandcraft.co.uk/ both owned by the same person.
Forum: General Chat 4 Oct 20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Twin mummy
Just got a bottle of the salted caramel one...

Just got a bottle of the salted caramel one... think Iím going to be visiting m&s a lot before christmas.
Forum: General Chat 3 Oct 20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Twin mummy
Oh no, sounds like something else I need to try!

Oh no, sounds like something else I need to try!
Forum: General Chat 3 Oct 20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,898
Posted By Twin mummy
Just got a bottle of each today- didn't have many...

Just got a bottle of each today- didn't have many of the rhubarb left in York. Never thought of gin with prosecco- that sounds lethal (but right up my street!)
Forum: General Chat 27 Sep 20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Twin mummy
I took a similar chance a couple of years ago. I...

I took a similar chance a couple of years ago. I had a permanent job as a teaching assistant when a maternity cover for a teaching job came up at my ideal school. I went for it and got it, she did...
Forum: General Chat 27 Sep 20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By Twin mummy
I agree with contacting HR, it sounds as though...

I agree with contacting HR, it sounds as though it's not correctly worked out. Good luck.
Forum: General Chat 27 Sep 20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Twin mummy
Normally Iíd say go for it but job security is...

Normally Iíd say go for it but job security is worth quite a bit in the current climate so Iím not sure Iíd take the risk currently.
Forum: General Chat 27 Sep 20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,158
Posted By Twin mummy
No, I messaged anyone I could think might have...

No, I messaged anyone I could think might have left them yesterday, no one had so Iíve thrown them away.
Someone asked what quarantining them would do- that was only in case we found out who had...
Forum: General Chat 27 Sep 20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By Twin mummy
I think we are paid 2 weeks in advance, 2 weeks...

I think we are paid 2 weeks in advance, 2 weeks in arrears which is why I asked.

I canít see that taking back holiday allowance with 10 months worked could equate to a months salary.
Forum: General Chat 27 Sep 20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By Twin mummy
I was wondering if you were paid in advance and...

I was wondering if you were paid in advance and therefore had already had your final months salary.
Forum: General Chat 27 Sep 20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,229
Posted By Twin mummy
Official end of term date in York is Monday 26th...

Official end of term date in York is Monday 26th July- I'm guessing many schools will have that as a training day and finish the previous Friday.

My school (independent) finishes on Thursday 8th...
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,212
Posted By Twin mummy
The EA said it wasnít an offer as we werenít in a...

The EA said it wasnít an offer as we werenít in a position to proceed.

No we didnít move- one of our major reasons for moving was our next door neighbours who saw our house on the market- decided...
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,158
Posted By Twin mummy
Not as far as I know- Iím overthinking this but...

Not as far as I know- Iím overthinking this but itís such a casual gift it would only be from someone who knew them well enough to know where they lived Iíd have thought!
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,158
Posted By Twin mummy
Just that my southern husband and his family are...

Just that my southern husband and his family are a lot more wary about things like that and things like having the front door left unlocked etc than many of my family and friends who grew up in the...
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,158
Posted By Twin mummy
Iíd fight harder to drink the champagne than I am...

Iíd fight harder to drink the champagne than I am to eat the grapes. 🥂vís 🍇 no contest, you win in the random gifts left on doorsteps!
I did think it might be my neighbour- she sometimes leaves...
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,158
Posted By Twin mummy
Oh my- not as far as I know- 🤣🤣

Oh my- not as far as I know- 🤣🤣
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,158
Posted By Twin mummy
No note- left in a brown paper bag😆

No note- left in a brown paper bag😆
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,158
Posted By Twin mummy
Would you eat the random grapes?

Just found a bag of grapes on my doorstep. No note and no idea who left them...

Iím thinking aww how lovely and want to eat them, my husband is very suspicious and has quarantined them in the...
Forum: General Chat 25 Sep 20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,212
Posted By Twin mummy
When we put ours in the market a couple of years...

When we put ours in the market a couple of years ago we had found a house we wanted but the estate agents wouldnít even present the sellers with our offer until we had sold ours which was fair...
Forum: General Chat 20 Sep 20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,299
Posted By Twin mummy
Glad Bonnie and your DH are relatively ok, what a...

Glad Bonnie and your DH are relatively ok, what a horrible experience for you all. Please keep trying the police, the dog owner should be held responsible and the dog assessed to prevent it happening...
Forum: General Chat 20 Sep 20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By Twin mummy
And our over 100 year house states in the deeds...

And our over 100 year house states in the deeds that we have responsibility for half of one side (left as you look back At the house) and none of the other side!

It does vary!
Forum: General Chat 18 Sep 20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,118
Posted By Twin mummy
Congratulations Op, I'm another who gets it-I...

Congratulations Op,
I'm another who gets it-I was sick every day, ended up in hospital and on a drip, was when we found it was twins.

I used to have a bucket in the car and at school I'd get in...
Forum: General Chat 17 Sep 20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By Twin mummy
Happy birthday Claire. Itís my twins birthday...

Happy birthday Claire.
Itís my twins birthday today as well- they are 18.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Sep 20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,938
Posted By Twin mummy
Really feel for the family and hope he makes a...

Really feel for the family and hope he makes a full recovery.

It's very scary when you know "the one" and I agree it feels like Russian roulette.
Forum: General Chat 14 Sep 20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,056
Posted By Twin mummy
I do sympathise about intimidating neighbours- we...

I do sympathise about intimidating neighbours- we had a horrid one. Is it worth putting another fence up on your side? For what it's worth the concrete posts and gravel boards make for a easy to...
Forum: General Chat 14 Sep 20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,056
Posted By Twin mummy
To be honest, and I know this won't be popular,...

To be honest, and I know this won't be popular, if I could afford it I would pay to replace the rest of the fence. We have a lot of fencing in our garden and weirdly our deeds say we are only...
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