Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fit and active 59 year old !

On his profile he described himself thus: “Young-at-heart, fit and active 59 years old” He made a point of saying that he’d given up smoking some eighteen months previously and how being a non-smoker had really improved his life. His … Continue reading

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She’s back! (another serious post)

She looked a little sheepish at first, but then she just flung herself into my arms for a big hug. The runaway is back and life is never going to be quite the same for her again.  She tells me … Continue reading

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BSED Men!

I’m going add a new thread to this blog: BSED Men! At the ripe old age of 55 I again find myself single. I have come to the inalienable conclusion that where marriage is concerned I have a problem. I’m … Continue reading

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The runaway (a serious post)

She arrived at the Centre on Tuesday morning looking a little worse for wear. Her eyes were red rimmed with dark brown bags beneath, her face unwashed and hair unkempt. She smelled strongly of stale booze and had clearly not … Continue reading

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The journey.

We set off at just after 10.30 like latter-day Dick Whittingtons headed for the bright lights of the City and with an almost 300 mile journey in front of us. My travelling companions were my 7 year old granddaughter Allyson … Continue reading

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Somedays I just know its all worthwhile :)

I took a phone call on Friday from a Social Care Worker. She told me that one of my pupils was with her. She went on to say that the girl concerned had turned up at her office with a … Continue reading

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Not Again!

“Everyone out” “What IS that noise?” “It’s the fire alarm I think” “Why is it only going in Stonham?” “Dunno – but we need to go out” So we all troop out onto the street. It’s freezing cold. The thawed … Continue reading

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The Meeting

He is tall and slim with short greying hair and a neatly trimmed goatee beard. His dark eyes twinkle but his face is stern, a mixture of determination and compassion. He is wearing a smart tailored suit in a pale … Continue reading

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I’m back!

This year is turning out to be a mere “holding exercise” for some of the most challenging young people in the area. As the smell of burning martyr and the whiff of self pity are not particularly pleasant aromas I’m … Continue reading

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