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Old 4th Dec 2017, 09:30
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Very strange.
Go out to shops for 1 1/2 hours and see 8 post office vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

It's Sunday afternoon. There's no normal delivery or pick ups, post offices are closed and it's time and a half if not double time !!!
It's the run up to Christmas - though how many people now use Royal Mail rather than email and Amazon? (I suppose some Amazon deliveries use RM.)
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Old 4th Dec 2017, 09:46
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Ahhh yes, the proliferating Red "Post Office" vans. Letters do we think? or shades of thinks to come..

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Old 4th Dec 2017, 11:24
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Folks! meadowrun lives in Canada!
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Old 4th Dec 2017, 13:42
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Not a mention of Billary.
Oh yes there is.

https://www.neweasy.com/product/chia-hillary-clinton/#!

GG.
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Old 4th Dec 2017, 19:53
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Gulgong? That must have been entertaining. What on earth were you doing in Gulgong Angels?

Back from the Cotswolds. We were there for Stopstart's wedding. Cracking weekend.
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 07:17
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Morning folks.

Grey and overcast.

Off to see No 1 grandson doing his bit in his first Nativity play - he's cast as a star. Unfortunately, due to political correctness, 'elf n safetee and all the other bureaucratic [email protected], we're not allowed to take cameras onto the school premises so we will have no record of this notable event.
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 07:30
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Presumably a 'school approved' video available at a cost as well (available to immediate family on production of appropriate ID and a credit card) ?
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 07:50
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Grey, slight mist and thoroughly miserable is this morning.
A day for doing all the paperwork that I've been putting off.
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 10:25
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Medical done and dusted.
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 16:35
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Evening all, grey here and lots of snow over the weekend which has thankfully largely disappeared.
Off to the east coast of the African continent soon, mostly for work but for a brief spell of summer, at least, before the dull season continues...
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 22:29
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Apparently, they have invented 'phonics' to teach children to read.
AFAICR, the same method was used to teach me to read in the 1940s.

WTF have they been doing for the last 70 years?
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 05:39
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The insomnia fairy landed at 5am.
Two mugs of tea later and there is little chance of my return to sleep.
Cello music through the headphones.
Eggs and bacon through the mouth and more tea.
Kind regards to one and all.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 06:41
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Nearly worthwhile the awakening at 5am for those treats Capn.

Cloudy, grey and 5C.

Off to the fang fettler this morning. A crown is required.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 07:49
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Morning folks.

Overcast but fairly mild outside.

One is getting ready for another trip to the hurty back therapist at the horspitul. Progress is slow.

More tea is required.

Anymore updates on the FSL?
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 09:14
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I had an appointment tomorrow (Thursday) at Balfour hospital (Kirkwall) but the weather forecast was such that even if I got into town I might not get back until Friday or even Saturday. I phoned the hospital and a very helpful lady soon arranged a new appointment early in January. Well done Balfour, especially Mr Zawal's secretary!
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 09:38
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WTF have they been doing for the last 70 years?
Psycholinguistics. Teaching whole word recognition.

Crazy, isn't it.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 10:25
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Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
Psycholinguistics. Teaching whole word recognition.

Crazy, isn't it.
Clear as mud . . . (it, not you)
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 11:44
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Previously children were taught using a 'look and say' method, where they were shown words until they could recognise them.
However, teaching reading using sounds has been found to be far more effective by researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Young pupils from poorer backgrounds and those whose first language is not English have both been found to advance quicker using phonics.
An assessment of more than 270,000 children by LSE's Centre for Economic Performance, last year, discovered that those who were learning phonetically had developed far better by age seven than those using traditional methods.
Doh! . . . .
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 12:08
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Cello music through the headphones.
Eggs and bacon through the mouth and more tea.
So long as you don't accidentally swap the two methods of insertion, Capn ... all will be well!
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 12:20
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Psycholinguistics. Teaching whole word recognition.
Back in 1995 when I did the speed-reading course we were taught to take in whole groups of words. This is the reason why newspaper columns are so narrow - you can take in and understand whole rows in one glance.

[The final exam was to read Yogesh Chadha's "Ghandi: A Life" in two hours and after an hour's rest, take a comprehension test with a passing score of 85%. I suppose they reckoned it's a book we would not have read previously. It's more than 500 pages ...and it isn't written in newspaper columns ]

I might try War and Peace one day.
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