By poor little snail, 08-May-2013 11:23:00
I've just managed to tick off number 306 part c of my (imaginary) 'list of things I really must get round to if I ever get a spare minute'. Many years ago I filled out an organ donor card that I carried proudly in my purse until it got tatty, I moved house, changed my name and it somehow got lost along the way. For years now I've been meaning to check I'm still on the register but have somehow never quite round to it. Yesterday, after renewing my car tax online, I got a link to the NHS site to just do that. I think this is a fantastic idea and perfect for those who , like me, always mean to get round to it but never quite get there and need a little nudge. Here's the link for anyone else who may like to register.
By poor little snail, 21-Feb-2013 13:44:00
I got an email from visitwoods.org about fantastic free courses they are running for youth workers and teachers (KS3 & 4). They look fantastic, and are all free to:
"Key Stage 3 and 4 teachers and teaching assistants.
People from the voluntary and charitable sectors who work with young people.
I would looooove to have done this if I were still working with young people! Here's the link:
By poor little snail, 22-Jan-2013 10:30:00
We've only gone and got snowed in! Of course working from home means we still get to carry on as normal. That's the theory at least, because our little boy is snowed in with us which does rather complicate things. I'm sorry if we're a little slow to answer the snail phone or emails today but we will be juggling working with running around after the littlest (but most demanding) member of our family. Or building a snowman....
By poor little snail, 29-Jun-2012 12:21:00
So sorry to anyone who has been trying to buy online but there was an error in the 'buy' button. I won't pretend to understand how I fixed it, I just followed the instructions and it now seems to be working. Phew.
By poor little snail, 16-May-2012 09:55:00
We got an email with some lovely feedback last week from a Care Home that are using our Trait Cards. I thought I'd share what they wrote about the ways they are using them in case others would like to try out their ideas:
"We have used the cards with a variety of ages (10-16years) and in a variety of ways. The young people respond well to the characters and the basic emotions portrayed. We are using them on a daily basis with one child for her to explain her emotions throughout the day. We have used them in our daily group times with our young people to help exploration and verbalization of emotions."
I love that they are adapting the packs to suit the needs of the young people they are working with, Paul and I have always thought this is the greatest strength of the packs. The care home manager also wrote::
"Very pleased with quality of the cards themselves. Do feel that a more long lasting packaging/storage box would be beneficial to ensure longevity of the cards."
Funnily enough we'd also been thinking they could do with a box to protect them but had been unsure as we want to keep them as reasonably priced as possible. After weighing everything up we came down on the side of supplying a box , after all there's no point in having a lovely shiny pack of Trait Cards if they're going to be getting knocked about and scuffed up all over the place. The rising cost of postage and printing had also made a price increase inevitable and so we decided we might as well tackle both things at once and try and keep the increase as small as possible. We will give plenty of notice on here before we implement the price increase but we need to do our sums first to see what would be the minimum we could get away with. So, after much deliberation, searching and comparing we've now taken delivery of the greenest boxes known to man, these boxes couldn't be more green and I love them! I hope customers like them as much as we do but, even if they don't, they can take comfort in the fact that at least they'll never lose their Trait cards if they're in their box..!
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