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My FAVE FILMS of all time!

My FAVE FILMS of all time!

Everybody loves a good movie.  For me it’s the ultimate form of escapism, a chance to step into an imaginary world and put reality on hold for a couple of hours.  It’s also a form, albeit a socially acceptable one, of voyeurism.  You observe people from different walks of life in different situations, you share in their hopes, dreams, tears and triumphs thus becoming emotionally invested in the story and images in front of you. It’s also the one guaranteed way of getting a very hyper Ginger Warrior to sit still for longer than five minutes. Share the...
Mint choc chip GLUTEN FREE brownies

Mint choc chip GLUTEN FREE brownies

I was always under the impression that gluten free meant taste free.  I came to this conclusion seven years ago when I had planned to make brownies for some of my students for the last day of term. One of them, Julie, had recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease (a common digestive condition where a person has an adverse reaction to gluten) and so off I went to my local Tesco to hunt down some gluten free goodies so that Julie could also join in with our end of term celebrations.  The GW isn’t one to exclude. Share the...
Mindfulness: achieving greater balance in life

Mindfulness: achieving greater balance in life

Today was Teacher Training Day at my school. I’ve sat through dozens of them in my ten year teaching career ranging from the highly stimulating to the mind-numbingly dull. I regret to report that the large majority would slot rather nicely into the latter category. It was little wonder, therefore, that I was less than excited to attend today’s session and had to psyche myself up as I drove to school, chanting over and over again in my head: “must stay awake GW, must stay awake…” Share the...
Do you know your road signs?

Do you know your road signs?

You know that every now and again I like to throw in some random stuff and nonsense for our mutual entertainment.  My feeling is that there’s enough doom and gloom to be found out there so in here, in Warrior Land, I like to keep it as bright, airy and light-hearted as possible. From time to time we may need to touch upon subjects of a more serious nature, but not today. Share the...
Restaurant review – SHAKE SHACK!

Restaurant review – SHAKE SHACK!

Say burger joint and immediately I think MacDonald’s, Burger King, dodgy meat from dodgy sources. I think thank you, but no thank you and promptly seek out the nearest Italian eatery. But my American friends Colleen and Mike assured me that Shake Shack held an upmarket status in the world of fast food chains and convinced me to check it out with an open mind and an open mouth. Share the...