The other side of the coin…

Heard on Friday that a teacher at school and his wife were safely delivered of a daughter. That’s the news I’ve been hoping for. New life, and the hope and optimism it brings with it. D…

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The other side of the coin…

Heard on Friday that a teacher at school and his wife were safely delivered of a daughter.

That’s the news I’ve been hoping for.

New life, and the hope and optimism it brings with it. Dreams and plans for the family and future open up. But how quickly it goes. Terrible twos, teenage dirtbags, all become a distant memory! 
I can’t believe that my youngest is 22, yesterday!

We have a gamut of memories shared, so much laughter and an extended family rich in variety providing solace and comfort when needed but also those moments of pure joy!I wish the new family and their long awaited bundle of joy health and happiness. Enjoy, laugh, and cry as childhood is just gone in a flash!

 

See good in something every day…..

Such sadness over the last few weeks both privately and publicly! There is a need for happier, joyful news……

  
My dear friend, Debbie, posted the above today and it is so true. It is better to look for something to smile about than dwell on the sadder elements of life.

I have decided for a variety of reasons to begin 365 happy days from July and see where I am in a year’s time.

I enjoyed the company of my parents last weekend and we spent time laughing and being our usual deprecating selves! 

   
It has been wonderful to share Nina and Jay’s excitement for their week’s break from work and as Georgina approaches her 22nd birthday I know she will be thoroughly spoilt. 

The happiness I derive from seeing my family happy and achieving things, no matter how big or small, is uplifting and I cherish that. 

Life is short, for some too short, so live, laugh, love and look around to see the wonderful things that surround us! Happiness can be a way of life. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  

Flower of Scotland

Yesterday brought sad news, once again, that a very special teacher at school, had passed away. Tony Ward had suffered a stroke whilst on a field trip on the 21st March and spent his remaining days in hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

He appeared to rally, then falter, rally and then pneumonia set in. His passing was peaceful and no doubt he was secure in the knowledge that he was well loved by all who had the privilege to know him.

He was fit, running and excercising at a high level, but his passion was for teaching. He had high expectations, but the 15+ hours a day ensured that students achieved, often above and beyond.

He had a wicked sense of humour, a wonderful home, many friends and inspired so many. He taught my three children, and they are saddened by the news. 

I could eulogise for longer and many ex students have posted fantastic tributes to the legend of Tony.

Suffice to say he will be hugely missed by the school community: I don’t think we are fully aware of how much yet.

He was a true gentleman, a fellow Scot, and, as in the song, I’m unsure as to ‘when will we see yer like again!’ 

 
Tony Ward RIP.

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