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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 09:13 PM
Replies: 310
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Posted By Goldia
You're absolutely right, this is what he said and...

You're absolutely right, this is what he said and yes it is a contradiction of the consultation document:confused2. In the consultation it says a key difference is that this year teachers would not...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,929
Posted By Goldia
I couldn't agree more. I'm totally fed up with...

I couldn't agree more. I'm totally fed up with the whole lot of it now. I'm done in with the wondering and worry. I've had enough of wondering when things will be better and hoping and keeping my...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Jan 21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,483
Posted By Goldia
It is very exciting to get the vaccine call isn't...

It is very exciting to get the vaccine call isn't it? My mother in law is getting her vaccine this afternoon, we are all very happy as she has COPD and also had to go back to hospital yesterday for a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Jan 21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 15,609
Posted By Goldia
I'm not so sure, perhaps you are right and the...

I'm not so sure, perhaps you are right and the grades will be lower for some, but then maybe not. Yes you and the school your kids go to have interpreted the information in the consultation in the...
Forum: TV and Film 23 Jan 21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,404
Posted By Goldia
We watched Donnie Darko last night. Haven't seen...

We watched Donnie Darko last night. Haven't seen it in many years, in fact I didn't know what was going on. Bit odd in places but got us thinking and the mystery part of if and trying to figure out...
Forum: TV and Film 23 Jan 21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,404
Posted By Goldia
Do you mean Northern Exposure? It had a doctor...

Do you mean Northern Exposure? It had a doctor who i can't remember the name of who had to go and live in an Alaskan town. Maggie was the female lead and Chris was a DJ of the town. My DH loved that...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Jan 21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 15,609
Posted By Goldia
At the very least it will help her to feel that...

At the very least it will help her to feel that her work is worthwhile, important and it will give her more of a feeling of being in control as she is demonstrating what she can do. The feeling that...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 15,609
Posted By Goldia
Sadly it is a complete mess. I would urge as many...

Sadly it is a complete mess. I would urge as many people who can wade through the consultation to read it and then submit their views. I'm an optimist so I don't like to think it's a foregone...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 15,609
Posted By Goldia
You're right it's a slog of a paper to read. One...

You're right it's a slog of a paper to read. One of the things that is difficult for us as teachers is that we are given the freedom to determine the order we teach topics and concepts. So one of our...
Forum: General Chat 10 Jan 21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,370
Posted By Goldia
That is awesome I couldn't even begin to build...

That is awesome I couldn't even begin to build something that amazing. Wow!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 15,609
Posted By Goldia
Kat that sounds really sensible. If only someone...

Kat that sounds really sensible. If only someone from the department for education were here as they are not always sensible.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 15,609
Posted By Goldia
GCSE results day is set for Friday 27th August...

GCSE results day is set for Friday 27th August 2021. Whether this will change is anyone's guess...

As for when students in exam groups in year 11 and 13 will 'finish' that's another guessing game...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Jan 21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By Goldia
What fantastic news, you must be feeling so...

What fantastic news, you must be feeling so relieved.
Forum: General Chat 9 Jan 21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By Goldia
Good luck with it all. I've never had a new...

Good luck with it all. I've never had a new kitchen, always been put off by the sheer enormity of planning it all and then living with it while the work is being done. I hope it all comes together...
Forum: Christmas 7 Jan 21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
Thank you that is lovely to read, it has been a...

Thank you that is lovely to read, it has been a hectic week so far, with lots of twists and turns in announcements. I feel a little less frantic and more on top of things today, I managed to sleep...
Forum: Christmas 6 Jan 21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
Well, in a confusing twist of events we have...

Well, in a confusing twist of events we have received an update from the exam board who deliver BTECs saying no student will be disadvantaged if we aren't able to allow the exams to go ahead this...
Forum: Christmas 5 Jan 21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
It was fun to share Christmas with a few people,...

It was fun to share Christmas with a few people, I really enjoyed it. Oh and between us I'm sure we could rival the glassware of any pub ;) this year I plan on adding proper hurricane glasses to my...
Forum: General Chat 5 Jan 21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By Goldia
Snacks on the sofa! No way, it's for the remote...

Snacks on the sofa! No way, it's for the remote controls in this house. Why are there so many remote controls? One for the TV, one for the DVD surround sound box, one for the satellite. Lordy it's...
Forum: Christmas 4 Jan 21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
What a day, huh, not much more to say really. I...

What a day, huh, not much more to say really. I hope you did have a gin. I ended up having a couple.



Sounds like a fab meal, shame we can't see it!



Great news at last, finally Boris...
Forum: Christmas 4 Jan 21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
Just wanted to say DfE say BTEC exams to go ahead...

Just wanted to say DfE say BTEC exams to go ahead as planned this week and next week.

Of course they may change their minds but the current info is the exams will go ahead.

Sorry, but I wanted...
Forum: General Chat 4 Jan 21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By Goldia
Ha ha, same here!

Ha ha, same here!
Forum: Christmas 4 Jan 21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
LOL I was replying to earlier replies and just...

LOL I was replying to earlier replies and just seen yours about your wine. Snap! Definitely can't face Boris dry. Not that I was even contemplating Dry Janurary, but I do try and stick to not on a...
Forum: Christmas 4 Jan 21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
It really has for me too so I'm glad other people...

It really has for me too so I'm glad other people have enjoyed it :)



Ooh that does look lovely, you had a good bit of salad with it, so slightly healthy ;)

I was talking to a colleague...
Forum: General Chat 4 Jan 21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By Goldia
We have an almost identical three seater recliner...

We have an almost identical three seater recliner and a two seater recliner. Everyone loves sitting on it. My parents also bought one after enjoying ours so much. It's fab being able to put your feet...
Forum: Christmas 4 Jan 21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
We are all lucky to be part of the Dibb family, I...

We are all lucky to be part of the Dibb family, I totally agree x



We've all had our own reasons for joining in on this thread and staying connected to the outside world is a great one. Oh my...
Forum: Christmas 3 Jan 21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
Michelle thank you so much for your kind words in...

Michelle thank you so much for your kind words in your pm. You gave me an opportunity a couple of weeks ago to get a whole lot of stuff off my chest and then you joined in here helping me pretend the...
Forum: Christmas 3 Jan 21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
I've never made Hunters Chicken, its chicken in a...

I've never made Hunters Chicken, its chicken in a BBQ sauce isn't it? If you remember to take a photo I'd love to see it! This thread has been the perfect distraction for me and a safe haven...

I...
Forum: Christmas 3 Jan 21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
Me too! I can't wait to be able to write a proper...

Me too! I can't wait to be able to write a proper trip report. Thank you for joining in as you treated us to some fantastic meals, well Mark really should get some of the thanks!

Take care x
Forum: Christmas 3 Jan 21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
Final meal of the holidays for Sunday lunch and...

Final meal of the holidays for Sunday lunch and we had Garlic Chicken, broccoli and Dauphinoise Potatoes, thanks to the idea stolen from Vanillapod on how to use up the cream in the fridge.
...
Forum: Christmas 3 Jan 21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
Yes we definitely need to have a few half eaten...

Yes we definitely need to have a few half eaten plates in food report :pgig: or it's not a proper food report.



Your belated New years buffet looks lovely, of course there's enough food for a...
Forum: General Chat 3 Jan 21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,400
Posted By Goldia
I also love doing puzzles. Yours all look great. ...

I also love doing puzzles. Yours all look great.

I got 4 for Christmas and did this one between Christmas and New Year.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/100444/245a53b2b40b75.jpg

The...
Forum: Christmas 2 Jan 21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
Toad in the Hole So, Christmas decorations...

Toad in the Hole

So, Christmas decorations are all down and the spring clean has begun. Lots of cobwebs and dust to clear out. But we still had time for toad in the Hole.
...
Forum: Christmas 2 Jan 21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
I love it all, especially the use if 18 glasses...

I love it all, especially the use if 18 glasses in one night, no wonder you had a bit of a headache the following day.

We've got a whole bunch of leftover stuff to use up. We finished off the...
Forum: Christmas 2 Jan 21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
These look delicious :thumbs-up we had a whole...

These look delicious :thumbs-up we had a whole packet of after eight mints to eat, plus the other half of the tart so our new year diet is going to have to start Monday too ;)



Soup looks...
Forum: Christmas 1 Jan 21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
Chocolate Orange Tart Recipe ...

Chocolate Orange Tart Recipe

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/100444/8595703650bf28.jpg

Hopefully you can read it easily enough by zooming in, if not I will write out the recipe

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Forum: Christmas 1 Jan 21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
That looks delicious! I know what you mean though...

That looks delicious! I know what you mean though we need to get back to normal food now too.



The escape room sounds like a good idea. I'm also going to try out some new meals every month, we...
Forum: Christmas 1 Jan 21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
New year's eve buffet Well here it is the...

New year's eve buffet

Well here it is the Chicken donuts are bottom left. Plus we had chicken Kievs, brie and cranberry tarts, onion rings. It was all good.
...
Forum: Christmas 1 Jan 21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
Happy New Year Everyone :wave: I hope you all had...

Happy New Year Everyone :wave: I hope you all had fun seeing out 2020 and welcoming in 2021. I can't believe all the wonderful meals you all had.



Tara, I agree with Alicia, I'd love for Mark...
Forum: Christmas 31 Dec 20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
Great idea, my mother in law always used to do a...

Great idea, my mother in law always used to do a full turkey dinner for new years day, followed by flan with a cold custard and fruit, you know the sponge ones you can buy...anyway DH now expects a...
Forum: Christmas 31 Dec 20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 15,967
Posted By Goldia
I shouldn't have moaned as I know I'm fortunate...

I shouldn't have moaned as I know I'm fortunate in so many ways but it's been right pain in the backside this covid malarkey. Right, grumpiness over! You enjoy your champagne, I'm cooking the buffet,...
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