nfn Blog Posts

  • North Walsham in Bloom?Earlier today I was walking into town with my 9 year old when we passed some of North Norfolk's finest middle-aged ladies working on one of the many lovely floral displays in our town. There they were, sporting high-viz jackets in the sweltering...
  • Plus ça change...It's been far too long since my last post. So long, in fact, that my line manager at work has told me that one of my performance management targets for this coming academic year is to start blogging again! So, here we go. I thought I'd give you a rou...
  • Things Which Are Just Plain Wrong
    on Dec 15, 2013
    Here are just a few personal favourites which spring to mind. I'm sure you can think of your own to add to the list.1. Grown women wearing items of clothing with cartoon characters or animals on them.2. People who use 'The Daily Mail' to inform their...
  • Being Insulted by your Children
    on Oct 4, 2013
    My son has unfortunately inherited my rather wicked sense of humour. I say 'unfortunately' as I am often on the receiving end of it. Today on the way home from school we were playing the game where you say what sort of animal, fruit etc. you wou...
  • The Harrison Theory of Mediocrity
    on Sep 13, 2013
    It would appear that the 'Harrison Theory of Mediocrity' is gathering momentum, with my own colleagues starting to pass my advice on to their own friends. I shall soon be running seminars on it at this rate, but that would rather defeat the object of...
  • Keeping up with the Grandparents
    on Sep 11, 2013 in tooth fairy grandparents children
    Letting your child spend too long with their grandparents can have its downsides I have discovered. I have just been told by no.1 son that he expects £2 rather than the customary £1 next time a tooth comes out, as this is what he received from...
  • 10 Strange Facts About Me1. I am not sure if I am left or right handed. I can't totally use either interchangeably so am not a true ambidexter, but I have different tasks for my right and left hands.2. I like those crisps which have folded over on themselves the be...
  • A Day In The Life Of ... Ronnie Harrison
    on Sep 6, 2013 in cat Norfolk sleeping Ronnie food
    My name is Ronnie Harrison apparently and, for a cat, I have a remarkably fine command of the English language. If you don't agree then please keep your opinions to yourself. I'm a cat. I don't engage in pointless argument. It's such a waste of energ...
  • New Year's Resolutions: 24 Hours In
    on Sep 4, 2013
    For those of you who didn't see yesterday's resolutions please see http://normalfornnorfolk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/new-years-resolutions.htmlThis is how I am doing so far.1. I haven't got too wound up on the journey into work though today was touch a...
  • New Year's Resolutions
    on Sep 3, 2013
    Many of you will already know or will have worked out that I am a teacher and I so I have always treated September as my New Year rather than the traditional January 1st. As the new term begins I thought I would share a few of my resolutions with you...
  • Legal HighsSo-called 'Legal Highs' have been in the news a lot recently, with deaths associated with taking these substances soaring. I have to confess to being very boring/sensible, depending on your perspective, when it comes to drugs, and little has passed m...
  • The Optician
    on Aug 30, 2013 in glasses optician hearing
    I am obscenely excited at the moment and all because of one simple fact. For the first time in my 30+ years of wearing glasses I am actually sporting some proper, grown-up, adult frames. Never let it be said that I am hard to please.This rollerc...
  • A Nice Bit of DIY...and so the bathroom, which was started at the beginning of the summer holidays, is pretty much complete. I have never had such a posh new room in any house, and it makes me feel quite nervous. It also makes the rest of the house look even more sha...
  • An Old Norfolk ProverbHaving just travelled the familiar road from North Walsham to Fakenham on a Bank Holiday Monday, I have come up with my very own Norfolk Proverb. 'Caravan behind you, happiness. Caravan in front of you, misery.'This would also apply if you are towing...
  • Fussy Eaters
    on Aug 24, 2013 in cheese TV toddler food
    I write this sitting alone, Bryn having stormed off in an impressive 8 year old flounce, muttering incantations and the usual stuff about this being the worst day of his life etc, etc. What could possibly have happened to cause such an outburst? Has...
  • GCSE ResultsI have been a nervous wreck for the past few days waiting for GCSE results. Not my own, you understand, or even a nephew or niece this year. No, I have been waiting, as a teacher, for my Spanish class' results. You teenagers and parents have it...
  • Questions I Would Like Answers ToThere are areas of life which, along with some of the finer points of thermo-dynamics, remain a mystery to me. Here are a few of them.1. Where are the lids for my Tupperware boxes? Or looking at it from a different angle, where are the boxes for...
  • Happy Birthday Ronnie!I have just found myself singing Happy Birthday to our cat Ronnie who is a year old today. This was at Bryn's insistence, you understand, and not something I would have freely engaged in otherwise. So, what has our little feline friend managed to acc...
  • Home Sweet Home...and so, having spent a week exploring out west we are now back on home turf. The car still doesn't start unless you roll it down a hill, which was great in Wales but not so much in Norfolk, and I have a mobile phone which makes me look like I...
  • Nev, Iwan and BassongFrom left to right: Nev, Iwan and BassongIntroducing Nev the RAF bear, Iwan the Welsh bear and Bassong the Norwich bear. This is them after spending the night in a rather seedy B&B in Llandudno. They want to know when the room was last...
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