Louis Adam

Louis Adam

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Divorced and mummy of little boy! Partner / owner in a young, fast growing maternity, baby and childrens company selling. clothing and products within the industry. Childrens writer and currently working on a series for teenagers and adults.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Little Readers

I was at a school today helping a few children read and find that so many struggle with phonics. I have never believed that Phonics was the best way to approach reading for every child and found it easier the old fashioned way! I have felt this way ever since I found out about the so called 'brilliant method'. I was listening on the radio the other week and heard Julia Donaldson, author saying that not all children are suitable for all children. I am surprised it has taken so long for that to be noticed and said. Sometimes children find traditional methods easier than modern methods.

I also think that it might be better for the government to keep out of the education methods for reading and other things. Sometimes they do not really know what they are actually doing. It will be better if the government dictating to teachers and schools as to how they should teach rather than letting them do what they think is best for a child. No two children are the same and wouldn't it be an awful boring world if they were true?

I would love to hear opinions from some of you as to what they think about the school curriculum's being so rigid.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The All Important Tax Man!

Why is it that whenever you try to ring the Tax office you always find you have to then ring a different number after it takes an age for you to get to the first number? Anyone else have that problem? I really think self-assessment is one of the most difficult things they could have invented! I know someone who attended at least 4 self assessment courses to learn how to fill his tax return! Isn't there something wrong with that where you have to have a course on how to do your return? I find it easier for me to do mine on the paper but my sister did not get her's so we have to do her's so we have to do it online. Isn't it a pain when it does not let you make a change on the computer and you spend ages trying to get help?

It really is enough to make you want to scream at the first person that answer's the phone. The worst thing is they are usually the nicest person and you always feel guilty about it. No wonder people are late getting their online returns in.

At this rate it will be well past the date when we finally complete it! Good luck to anyone else with the same problem!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Well I must be getting worse, must be old age! I could have sworn that I had already written a blog post this year but simply cannot find it!

I hope everyone had a great New Year and I wonder how many of you are keeping to any New Year resolutions! How many have made them? If so what are they? To drink or eat less? To lose weight and go to the gym? I would love to hear what they are.

I made one around 5 years ago which for once I have kept to. I decided that resolutions were not worth making as whenever I decided to go on a diet or get fit I soon lost interest as exercise is difficult for me. I cheated on diets and ate exactly what I shouldn't have, chocolate!

I did promise myself that I would try to write one page a day of my book, still having difficulty keeping to this. I know it shouldn't but life seems to get in the way. I also have a lazy streak and seem to find something else to do or better still sleep! I must say that I have been unable to make it to the shop very much recently and should be going more often. But, that doesn't mean we are not busy but we do hope to close soon as I really want to concentrate on my little boy and writing.

Hopefully, I am not cracking up and that I will watch how often I write my updates and I am also currently working on another blog just for my author pages. See you all soon and I would love to hear some updates from all of you!