Friday, January 11, 2008



So what do you think of Beauty's new boots?
Beauty wasn't able to walk until she was over 2 years old due to a hyper-mobility problem and even when she did learn to walk she didn't walk very far. Beauty's little legs are like saplings in the wind and when she stands you can see her ankles wobbling but they are getting better and she is a very determined young lady. Due to the fact that she cannot communicate properly , as yet we still do not know if she suffers pain in her joints. Beauty saw the physiotherapist this week, the same therapist who saw her when she was 2 and she can see the huge improvements that Beauty has made.The therapist is concerned that Beauty may have the same problems with her joints that I have , so if Beauty starts to limp again then I am to take her straight back to them to check her out.It is good to know that they are keeping an eye on the situation.
They also suggested buying Beauty some boots with more support in the ankle, hence the new Dr Martens. Beauty loves them ( and so does Fiona!) and she is very happy to wear them which is good news.
However, Beauty has never been very well co-ordinated and to get your toes stamped on by her size 2 Docs is not a joke!

I am counting down the days until we go on holiday, no cooking and no housework. We are going on an all inclusive holiday so I looking forward to Beauty being able to try out lots of different foods.The day before yesterday in school she had some curry sauce and bread and butter! Well who would have thought it. Her teachers thought my reaction to this news was very funny-I just cannot imagine her eating curry sauce!


Did anyone read this report?

School pupil looking at computer
There will a drive for more school information to be put online
The traditional school report is to be replaced by an electronic version delivered by e-mail, Schools Minister Jim Knight is set to announce.

And my first reaction was

And then I read this article

Computer disc
The data include potentially sensitive information about pupils
Sensitive information on school pupils is being put at risk by staff who take it home with them, an IT firm says.

Teachers in nearly half of England's primary schools back up pupil data on CDs and memory sticks, which they then take out of school, research suggests.

A survey of 933 schools for school computing firm RM found only 1% of respondents were encrypting the data.

RM blamed a lack of clear guidance, but the government said it published advice for schools on the issue.

Obviously the government are making the point NOT TO THINK!


Steve said...

Gorgeous boots! Can't beat a good pair of DMs!

Casdok said...

Love the boots!
We know data goes missing so this is a bit worrying.

Anonymous said...

I looove the boots - my daughter would be very jealous!!!

Marla said...

Very nice boots! I love the color. Maizie has problems with her feet. We had to go to a foot doctor and then have inserts made for her shoes. They seem to have helped a lot. i hope the boots help!

Unknown said...

I LOVE those boots--they're gorgeous. I'd wear them myself if I could put in my orthotics.

My son doesn't have feet problems but we were told by a chiropractor that he has a slight risk of scoliosis. We'll see.

So...the curry. Did you get take out or make it yourself? I'd love to try it.




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