Fitbit – Step Up To The Challenge!

You have probably seen and heard about Fitbit but in case you haven’t they are a device you wear like a watch and it counts how many steps you take each day. There are several different models, I started out with a Fitbit Flex and have currently got a Fitbit Surge, my Flex mainly counted my steps, and showed me visually by 5 LEDs that would glow with every so many steps (250 for each LED if you kept it on the default settings) when you hit your daily target…

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It’s Been A Year! Planning and Printer Update!

I have been away from my blog for a year now 🙁 partly because my desktop computer broke and partly because work has got in the way. During the past year, I have been promoted at work, been bitten by a dog on my first official day of my promotion whilst at work, worked at several different pubs in my area and ran one outside of my area for 10 days. Had my hours reduced so much that I had to go back to doing some supply teaching, and then…

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April 2015 – Camp NaNoWriMo Planning

Desktop Definitely Dead As thoughts drift round to this year’s Camp NaNo, I find that I am without my desktop computer. It has finally given up and is now refusing to boot up. It seems like it was only a few weeks ago that I replaced the battery on the motherboard so that it could once again remember the date and boot up successfully without hanging half way through. Now however, it seems that it can’t even get half way, I am therefore assuming this time it is the hard…

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Post-it’s and Page Flags in my Filofax

Just a quick look at how I use sticky notes and flags in my Filofax! Flags are used to put chores on the page of my current week and I remove them when they are done and put back on my page marker for use next week. Post-it’s can be found all over in my Filofax, I use them for anything really! Like here I have used them for adding up projected then completed hours at work or for making notes during my French session in my Rosetta Stone software…

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New Teacher Planning Pages For Primary Teachers

One of my close friends started her NQT year as a Year 5 Primary Teacher this week so, while I was visiting her neck of the woods last week, I asked her about lesson planning. I realised that the pages I created in the past were more suited to Secondary School Teachers, although they obviously can still be used by Primary Teachers they were not quite as helpful as they could be. So with this in mind, and after looking through the medium term plans and year plans she showed…

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Realisation

It is funny how somethings happen; when you are least expecting it you find yourself in the middle of spaghetti junction and have no idea what to do with yourself from there – which way to go? It is in one of those such puzzles that I find myself at present, but literally just now I have possibly unravelled some of the thoughts that have been going round and round in my head like they were in a washing machine on super fast spin mode. After returning from my fortnightly…

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Mostly Sorted and Event Organisation

There were a few days of downtime at the end of March/beginning of April but that has been sorted and Jarfm.com is still running as it was before that short break. Work has been mega busy during April so nothing much was able to happen on here but now that April is out of the way (and CampNaNoWriMo has been won!) I should have some time to get some new things posted. There is also a side project that I am going to be working on but that will not…

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Weary Wednesday

Today has been one of those days where you can’t wait until it is over and you never want to see it again. If that wasn’t bad enough I am over tired, achy and really want a curry, like oh so very badly. I had to work today, which otherwise would have been my day off, and I worked a split shift so I had a double dose of washing up duty and heavy lifting. Luckily it’s not hard to “ignore” the horrible stuff going on around me and just…

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Motivated March

March has arrived on the scene and brought with it a healthy dose of motivation, enthusiasm and drive for me. I have somehow managed to gather several financial commitments this month, mobile upgrade charges, dental charges and website running costs to name but a few of the biggest. It’s not like I haven’t been working all the hours I possibly could either, it’s just that there is only so far the results of all that hard work will stretch! Since I last posted anything a lot has been going on,…

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