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Happy St.George's Day! From the Scout Association – Over the next few days Scout Groups across the UK will be preparing events to celebrate St George, the patron saint of Scouting. Like Scouting, St George supports people of all backgrounds across the world. Not only is he the patron saint of Scouting, but also for […]

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Planning, Remembering & BP

When we worked out the Scout’s programme for the rest of this year, we noticed that Remembrance Day, 11th November, fell on a Troop meeting night. So we decided that this would be the theme for the evening and then left it at that. Last night I started to look at some ideas of what […]

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As I’ve been blogging more and more, I’ve noticed that the majority of my posts have been Scout related. And as the people who have been good enough to link to me from their blogs are also Scout related, it made me think that the majority of them aren’t all that interested in me waffling […]

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Positive Thinking

While I was working on something at my PC at work this morning, I was listening to the latest ‘Hour A Week?’ show by Cubmaster Chris. Just listen to the last 10 – 15 minutes. Chris gets quite serious, but is so positive in what he says about us all volunteering as Leaders, you can’t […]

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Training

Throughout the majority of my working life so far, whether it was at Asda or within the school where I now work, I have been involved in training. I’ve had to train people how to use checkouts, meat slicing machines, ovens, computers and the list goes on. And of course, I’ve been trained before I […]

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I’m Glad I’m a Scout Leader…

As you tend to be able to cope with the unexpected. For example – A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I’d run an option group for the kids at work on photography (bearing in mind I’m not a teacher). So I said I’d have a think about it and let the assistant […]

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School’s Out

In the words of Alice Cooper, School's Out for summer! Well, if you can call the awful weather we're having 'summer'! Only four weeks to go before I'm on holiday . At least it's quiet and I can get my work done!

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Strike

Apparently, I’m supposed to be on strike on Wednesday and Thursday over pay (or lack of pay increase)! Apart from a letter from UNISON’s HQ and one from the local branch, I’ve heard nothing. There has been no mention of it at work! Having said that, I won’t strike anyway as I don’t think it’s […]

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Computers!

Eddie Izzard on how computers ‘work’. Please be aware that it’s very funny, but can be a bit rude!  

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

I’ve got a very busy couple of weeks coming up. Tomorrow I’m on a first aid course as all Scout Leaders must now have at least basic first response first aid training. On Wednesday I’ve got the District’s annual general meeting. The following week I’m on a two day training course for work. Then it’s […]

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Windows 98

Sorting through my cupboards at work the other day, I found a load of still sealed Windows 98 discs along with some Windows 95 licences! I haven’t played with Windows 98 for ages now, so I took one home, installed it on an old PC I’d got lying around and had a play. The thing […]

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School 1978 v School 2008

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school. 1978 – Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up mates. 2008 – Police are called, Armed Response Unit arrives and arrests Johnny and Mark. Mobiles with video of fight confiscated as evidence. They are charged with assault, ASBOs are taken […]

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BETT & St. Pancras

Yesterday I managed to go to see the BETT show at Olympia in London. BETT is one of the largest educational IT shows in the world. We could have spent our IT budget very quickly there! In fact there is so much to see it is slightly overwhelming! On the way back to Euston, we […]

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Doh!

That'll teach me! After writing about not using the internet yesterday, I came into work today to find there was no net! Seems that County had a major problem with its proxy servers. I'll keep me gob shut next time!!!! 😉

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Pay

Nice to see that the Prime Minister thinks that it is right and proper to award public sector workers an annual pay rise that is less than inflation. That means, in effect, that I will be getting a pay cut! You can be sure that when it comes to MP’s pay rises that they will […]

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