Such a change 24 hours. Yes still very very very wet and muddy. But that strange yellow thing in the sky has returned. It does make such a difference.

Son did you get time to look at the strange yellow thing in the sky today”

What strange yellow thing.

“That big yellow thing we don’t often get in Yorkshire”

Dad was it a large Canary or Yellow Parrot.

No it was Big Bird from Sesame Street”

Your pulling my leg aren’t you Dad. And Big Bird can’t fly.

Son it was the Sun. Did you see the Sun today”

Dad your not supposed to look at the Sun directly. It could damage your eyes.

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But life is good as the strange yellow thing is here.

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It’s Wednesday so it must be time for this weeks spelling test. Not the easiest thing for a kid with dyslexia. Ok Gang your words for this week which you need to learn or makeup fiction with are

Overreact, Hero, Claudio, Beatrice, Benedick, Character, Scene, Subservient, Discipline, Accused, Blessing, Suspicion, Breadwinner, Complicated, Stereotypical.

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But life is good as the strange yellow thing is here.

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A letter came home with Son today. In two weeks his year group will sit exams for all subjects. They will be organised in the same way as final exams to better prepare students. Exams will last 75 minutes with time for reading provided. Results are important as they will largely form this years assessment. This determines which set you are placed in.

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But life is good as the strange yellow thing is here.

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So beginneth the first true school test of 2020. A test for school not pupils. What support will school put in place for our son. For kids like our son. I have already let school know very clearly what we expect. Additional Time. A Reader & Scribe. Separate room. If these are not viable in any particular exam then significant marking adjustments or removing son from exams where adjustments can’t be made. Over to school now.

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But life is good as the strange yellow thing is here.

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Today at work I found out that the office unit might be relocating. A local Car Garage is looking for a trustworthy organisation to share a unit with. Oh what fun. It’s closer. More modern office. And best of all maybe I get some company. No more Billy no mates.

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But life is good as the strange yellow thing is here.

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On further investigation I do get some company just not quite what I was expecting. The garage will be using it’s part of the unit to store car parts and tyres. So my new buddies are called Mr Dunlop, Miss Bridgestone, Mr Goodyear, Mrs Pirelli and Mr Continental. Will have to tread carefully with these guys…..

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But life is good as the strange yellow thing is here.

46 thoughts on “Strange Yellow Thing

  1. I hate those tests the schools give for their purposes and not for the students benefit. I always tell my kids to do their best but that I could care less about their scores and for them to stay calm. No big deal. Glad you got the big yellow thing back – and your son cracked me up 🙂 You really aren’t supposed to LOOK at it 🙂

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  2. I have a dream to visit England. (Well, It would be cool to visit all of the UK.) I think it would feel very much like home away from home, as we get a whole lot of grey skies and rain here too. My parents emmigrated from England, so I’d love to make that pilgrimage to our motherland. 😊 Nice post.

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      1. My great-grandpa lived in (or was born in…I can’t recall which at the moment.) Lincolnshire. My husband and I love to watch a show called “Escape to the Country” to see all the different countys. We did see an episode that was focused on Lincolnshire! ☺

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  3. We are in the midst of a cold snap atm – it began last weekend so we’re almost done with it – for now. With the wind chill factor temps have hit as low as -50 Celsius – yes, seriously. And the worst is the sky has been one big cloud. I find the cold much more bearable when that big yellow thing is hanging where I can see it. Aw, well, we’ve had a good bit of sun throughout December, so I guess I shouldn’t complain but damn it will be nice when it warms up a bit.

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