Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Lost, facebook and life !!!

I am feeling quite upbeat at the mo, after what can only be described, in the dear words of our Queen, as an Annis Horriblus. Everything now seems to be heading in the right direction and the season of goodwill is just around the corner (14 weeks!!!!)

Last week our daughter returned to college to start A levels, nothing unusual about that, but believe me it has been a fight. It all started 2 years ago, when we went to her secondary school to pick up her GCSE results, to say she was gutted was an understatement (3 A-C's the rest D's). She did not achieve the grades she required to do A levels. Needless to say she was devistated

I do believe that our schools are failing our children. During her time at school she had no homework, no books and any work done was not returned marked. Suffice it to say they announced the schools closure last week.

My biggest concern is that the education system teaches our children that you have to go to university, that no other life exists. I have always tried to teach her that she is a valuable human being and she can achieve anything, if she works at it.

That was borne out by her attitude these last two years, where she upped her English and Maths grades to a respectable C (even though the college discovered her to be dyslexia) Whilst at the same time doing a Business and Retail course, followed by a further Business course.
She has gone from her 3 little GCSE's to the equivalent of 10, 1 AS at A grade and a full A level. Due to changes in her course she made the decision to swap to A level, it was not easy and she was full of self doubt, not me though, the result.......................

She is loving every minute of it

My daughter, through determination is now following her dream.
So if you have a dream, however small, take little steps today, tomorrow you could be on your way to better things.

On a personal front I have finally joined Facebook, I can be found under FenBeary Folk. It has been a revelation, I have loads of friends already, so if you want to be my friend...........

Bear wise I have just listed wee "Lost" he is one of my aged bears and he has such a sweet face, his adoption fee is £45 +p&p

Told you he was sweet LOL!!!

Friday, 4 September 2009

Nottingham Bear Fair

On Bank Holiday Monday I was at The Nottingham Bear Fair
...............and what a day it was, fabulous.
I had to part with quite a few bears but as they all went to live with some very nice collectors, I didn't mind too much. The day could have been a disaster, mainly due to the fact that several stall holders had to cancel at the last minute. I hasten to say the turn out was superb and the bears...............................well what can you say, they were all stunning.
If ever you get the chance to attend a small local fair then I would urge you to do so. In this current climate I have found that there is less focus on internet selling and an increase in buying a bear in the fur, so to speak. Not so difficult to understand why really, as less money means that people are more careful, me included.

As per usual I had a mad rush in the final hours, hehehe!!!
Typical, it doesn't matter how well I think I am organised I always end up at the last minute with loads of bears to finish and too little time.

This little fella is called Berry Elfdancer

He is just under 4 inches tall and is now available on my website
Berry Elfdancer

Please take a peak, I am sure he will be glad to see you

Sue xxxx