We are a small, village school with a strong family atmosphere, catering for children aged 4 – 7 years with approximately forty children on roll. We provide a high standard of education where children enjoy a friendly and caring school life. Our school provides a stimulating environment in which all children can become well motivated, independent learners.
The children learn to take responsibility for themselves and to develop care and respect for their community. They participate in small learning groups, enabling both learning difficulties and high attainment to be provided for. We have very strong links with our village community and make extensive use of our local environment.
We hope you find our website of interest. Do contact us if you would like any further information about our school.
Sounds like a Rush album, but getting into this again now… This is the future, and it’s already here. To ignore this any longer would be foolish indeed. In fact, I feel like I’ve been staring at the iPhone of the CMS/Blog world, and moaning about the lack of buttons!
Here’s my opening recipe anyway:
WAMP Server on Windows 7
The legendary 5 minute install (Really is – just flawless!)
Using ‘The Marsh’ site to build up content, so I’ve got a ready-made copy
Roger is a brilliant tennis player, possibly the best ever. He’s worth millions. And yet even here the feeling I get when I see him wearing a Rolex is one of wanting to poke him in the eye.
We’re all encuraged to lust after expensive things. A walk along Regent Street yesterday, and round the back it was the Nespresso shop… and yet if we can actually afford some of these things, it’s not something other people are going to enjoy watching us do/have/drink/drive/wear.
The (usually old!) guy drving the Porsche: yes, of course we feel happy to let him in the queue of traffic…
iOS7 was the latest (last straw?) in a series of things to have been upgraded/updated to something which I consider to be worse than what was there before…
This is a regular irritant to me: taking a really good design and making it different and ending up with something worse.
I remember how frustrating I found a new BMW5 series was to test drive (I’d driven three before. Lovely cars!), because the indicators didn’t work as expected! I’d signal left then in trying to cancel would accidentally signal right… then signal left cancelling that! All that beautiful German engineering rendered rubbish by a change in the indicator protocol.
Earlier this summer I actually struggled to start (or know I’d started!) a rental car in France.. because the key doesn’t have to go anywhere, no slot, nothing. And being a hybrid there was no reassuring sound of an engine being on!
“Is it on?”
What things have been malgraded for me this year?
XP feels like the last version that was actually better. Vista was worse, 7 was (is) okay… but 8! Why would you? …except iOS 7 has given me the jitters around trusting Apple
Adobe Creative Cloud
Photoshop and its friends no longer live as standalone products. I last bought the suite at CS3 which ran worse on my Windows 64 machine than the previous product on my 32 bit desktop
Adobe (Macromedia) Fireworks
The last version I bought (CS5) crashes repeatedly, the one before that did the same… and the last happy time seems like the MX suite. Although I don’t remember version 3 (in 2000) doing many things wrong. And now, worse than subscription only service, it’s been discontinued.
iOS 7 yuck! My wife’s iMac causes me problems with the back-to-front mouse. Am I meant to trust in Steve’s legacy, even though his guiding hand is clearly missing?
Sure Sports Antiperspirant
They’ve changed the smell. I know, it’s trivial, but what do I do? I never asked for an upgrade…