Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Usually by now the daffodils are blooming, tall green stems and yellow heads nodding in the March wind! Well this is how most of them are looking right now. The last few days have been reasonably mild and the buds have appeared, but they still need to grow a bit. They almost look like overgrown crocuses just now. Yes, they have a way to go before they'll be "fluttering and dancing in the breeze"
Monday, 15 March 2010
Just last month this new primary school was opened to the pupils of Kingsland School. Despite great controversy about location and later the name, the new school was built on the edge of town beside the main road into town. Originally the school was situated on Tweed Green and was known as St Andrews. Then, about a century ago, the pupils of St Andrews moved into their new school on the King's Land. I thought that as the newest school overlooks St Andrew's tower it should have taken the school's original name, but pupils and teachers voted to keep the name Kingsland. For all its controversy I think it's a very attractive building and I hear that its students like it very much.