Schools across the UK are facing massive budget cuts which are threatening our children’s education. But after reports of mismanaged budgets, teachers abusing pupils, and simple communication being an issue, it begs the question- is it worth saving our public schools?
I never really think about how good I have it. Most of us never do. But don’t worry, that doesn’t make us bad people. Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves that things aren’t that bad and that is stuff in our lives we can be grateful for. We need to be reminded that there are things that make us say, “merci”.
This was one of my first published pieces in a real life newspaper about employers watching us on social media.
You can imagine my delight when the editor of this very paper emailed me. I was going to write for a paper. I had a place to showcase my writing talents. The initial buzz of excitement disappeared when I realised, to my horror, I had added the editor as a friend on Facebook.
For the last while I have been back and forth with lots of different stuff. Studying, family life, but the general theme is wanting to move forward. But do you know what the hardest thing is about trying to move forward? It’s knowing where to start. Sometimes the journey for self-improvement starts with the decision to move forward.
One thing that a lot of people forget when they are trying to improve their lives is their house. Your house, your home, your environment, whatever you like to call it, has a big impact of you. So this week we are going to look at how to change your house for the better.
Waking up happy is not something that comes easy to most people. The thought of facing another day makes most people pull the covers back over their head. It doesn’t matter if it’s going to work or trying to get through a mountain of housework.
Living in a haunted house sounds like a dream to some people but the reality is it is a total nightmare. And I’m not joking. For the last 5 years I have lived in a haunted house. We aren’t talking paranoid thoughts of things happening. I’m talking about sitting in your kitchen at 1am and having a glass fly off the counter top.
When it comes to changing your life it can seem like hard work, and looks like it can cost a lot of money. It’s not surprising that a lot of people who want to change feel like they can’t because they are constantly fed images of perfection. But improving who you are is not about perfection, it’s progression. Improving you does not happen over-night, it can take years but that is the fun of it. Even if you are broke, down on your luck, and feel like the worst person on the planet who can’t improve, there is a way. I have found a way to change your life, one step at a time, that will only cost you a pound a week for the next year. This will get you on the right track to self-improvement. That’s right. So even if you are flat broke and think that you don’t have the funds to change a little bit every week, then read on. This week it is beauty on a budget.
Another day of Janathon is upon us but my story for today starts last night. As I lay in bed last night, feeling like I was on my death bed, for some reason I found myself watching Katie Hopkins “My Fat Story”. Now, I’m not a fan of this woman at all but seeing as it is Janathon, I thought I would have a look. I think she is rude and engages her mouth before her brain, but on the issue of obesity, she has a point and a valid one at that. “Eat less, move more” is her simple concept to tackle an over-weight population of Britain and beyond. I won’t go too much into the show in case you haven’t seen it yet but all I will reveal is that when she tries to talk to “fat” people, she gets shut down every time. At one point, a woman who invited her to take part in a debate, accuses her of a hate-crimes against fat people, all because she pointed out the obvious, these women were overweight and putting their health at risk.