tiddlyompompom thinks: this is awesome

Way back when I was a kid, there was a photo project where everyone in the country (possibly the world…) was supposed to take a picture of what they were doing at a certain time on a certain day. You had to send your photo somewhere and the best were selected to be included in a book. For the life of me I cannot remember what the book was called*, but I can remember vividly being made to pose with the rest of the family on some particularly sharp rocks in Cornwall while my Grandpa set up our family’s contribution. It didn’t make it into the book, probably because I had cramp in my leg and was grimacing. Probably also because there were some truly amazing photos taken that day.

Earlier this week Tara Cain tweeted about One Day on Earth that will be taking place on the 10th October -10/10/10.

I have watched that video several times already, and I still get goosebumps. I can’t wait to see the end result.

* If you can remember the name of the project (it was the end of the 80’s/early 90’s), please please please put me out of my misery.


Don’t forget, you have just one day to vote in the MAD awards. GO GO GO!!


saturday evening blog post: january

So, it’s time for the Saturday Evening Blog Post again.


This month I have chosen friends because, well, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

I am being a bit naughty this month and adding a second – I like to ride my bicycle – because, well, Charlie is my new hero. Go check him out, and maybe sponsor him too.

See what others have chosen this month here.

i like to ride my bicycle

All week the politicians have been referring to a “broken Britain”, particularly in reference to this horrific case.

Yes, there are some very real and very big problems in this country, but I think Britain is far from broken.

And here’s Charlie to prove it. He is seven years old and decided to do something to help the people of Haiti after the earthquake. He set out to raise £500 for UNICEF. As I write this the total raised is an amazing £36, 415.60. Awesome.

If I were his mum I would be bursting with pride. Hell, I am anyway. Good on you Charlie!

Sponsor Charlie here.


Coming home from nursery today, this is what I heard from the back seat:

“Car. Heyo car.”

“More Car. Heyo more car.”

“Tree. Heyo tree.”

“Car, mummy. Heyo car.”

“BUS!! Heyo bus.”

“Sky. Heyo sky.”

“Car. Heyo car.”

By the time we got home we had said hello to ninety three cars, forty six buses and twenty seven trees (approximately). I love how exciting life is when you are 21 months old. I also have a new found love of buses.


I am always writing myself to-do lists. When I have a bazillion and one things to do, it is the only way I stay sane.

I have just written a new one, ready for going back to school. And although my list is but minutes old, it already has three things crossed off it. That is how efficient I am.

to do list

Actually, I always do that. I like to include things I have already done on my to-do list and I can immediately cross them out. You see, that way, when you are feeling OVERWHELMED by the sheer amount of work you have to do, you get a little boost seeing some items already achieved. And somehow, the other bazillion things on the list seem do-able.

Sometimes self delusion is a good thing.

ray, a drop of golden sun

Ok. It’s the last day of the holidays and I still have some work to do before term starts on Monday. My daughter is at nursery, my boyfriend is at work so I have the house to myself. Perfect. I can get loads done.


I made myself a cup of coffee, put a load of washing on and sat down at my computer ready to be inspired for assembly and lesson ideas. Yawn. I know, I’ll have a five minute break and read some of my favourite blogs. Just until I have finished my coffee. Honest.

Anyhoo, I was reading the latest posts from amy quarry and saw this utterly amazing video.

Now, wouldn’t the world be an altogether nicer place if this happened more regularly?

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