Sunday, 19 September 2010

Roald's shed.

September brought with it
a new term and a new school year.
For those of you who don't know
me well, I am a Teaching assistant in
a primary school.

I love my job.

I've had many in the past,
usually 2 at the same time so
I could feed the horses I used to own!
But none have been as perfect as this one.

Yes it has it's tough moments,
VERY tough moments!
Working with children who have
major behaviour problems can
be trying at the best of times but
I'm part of a fantastic team and we
seem to have it down to a fine art
and provide our pupils with
a safe and creative learning enviroment!

What I am hoping to get round to here is my

OBSESSION

with

Roald Dahl

...and hopefully linking my
love for Dahl to my last post
which mentioned

SHEDS

Are you still with me ?
(Bear with me...)

Well I have a small,
run-down, old shed.
For which, I asked in my last post,
ideas on how to paint it.


Now Roald had a shed too...



His writing shed.



I would LOVE this!

Although it's doubtful I could create
fantastic creations like Roald in my shed,
one can dream.



He also had another kind of shed...



Beautiful isn't it?!
This really is in the garden where he lived,
and became the inspiration for him
to write

'Danny Champion of the World'

I shall have to make do with
keeping the gardening tools and camping gear
in mine...

...and use his wonderful imagination
to inspire my class with displays
such as

'The BFG!'




So...the shed,
thank you for all your ideas
on how to paint it...

...if I get time to paint it that is!

I think a shade of yellow may be in order,
like Roald's door.
With a bit of a Dahl theme going on
hopefully I will be able to inspire my own
children to be creative writers,

or just to be my very own little

'Champions of the world.'



Love C. x

14 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh I enjoyed your post today. I really, really want a little shed of my own to decorate and prettify ... it's on my 'list'. I also love Roald Dahl ... as a primary teacher you know you're on a winner when you launch into one of his books. My Year 3's love Fantastic Mr Fox best of all. I'd love to see his writing shed, and the little caravan too!
Love Kathy xxx

Mary Poppins said...

I want a pretty shed too, *sigh* would spend some very precious me time in it and have lots of fun
:0) Have to remmebr i is a daydreamer ;0) Thanks for telling me about your bag, i have one of those kitchen sink bags too :0)

Hope you are having a nice weekend

xX

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I saw that programme on Roald Dahl and really wanted his shed and garden - what a fantastic magical place!

dosierosie said...

I would love to see his shed , I hear his garden is delightful.
Gillx

bekimarie said...

I have a shed just like it ;)
OK, I'm porkypying but I would like one very very much.
How wonderful would it be to have somewhere to escape to.
It just wouldn't happen, the kids even follow me to the toilet lol!
We're RD fans here too, Fantastic Mr Fox is one of my fave books although still haven't seen the film.
This post has given me a wonderful Idea for Jacks room, I just need to learn to draw now lol.

B xxx

Frugal Life UK said...

I work in my 'shed' when I need to get 'out' in the winter, the sun warms the roof and I can sit in there in the afternoon and get warm.

Diane said...

I have a space in the garden and I cannot make my mind up whether to go for a greenhouse - or a beach hut! Yes, I know I'm in land locked South Yorkshire, but I'm thinking a beach hut would be fun (and perfect as a Gin Palace!)xxx

jackanne said...

hiya, my daughter wants you to be her T.A. for her class!your art work is brilliant! and sorry but she said she would paint your shed all pink!! i have been painting her bedroom all day with a little help from her, its all pink again as she never changes the colour ..she also loves Roald Dahl and reads the storys to her class they love them....xxx

snoopydog said...

What a lovely post. I, too, would love a little shed to call my own. Just like Kathy, I teach Year 3 and we love to 'Fantastic Mr Fox' and right near the end of the year we explore 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' through drama. The children just love the stories. He knew just how to hook them in. Have a good week. Ros

Jo said...

I love Roald's shed, I can totally understand how he was inpired to write such wonderful stories when he was tucked away in there. I love the caravan too, so romantic.

A Treasured Past said...

Hi, we have four sheds in our backyard, all full of collected treasures, but mostly junk. One we made into a little kids hideaway last summer, its now full of toys from their bedroom makeover.

How gorgeous is the travelling van (whatever it is called). Would kill for one of those..not that there are many, if any, in Australia.

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, its been a nice day.

p.s. I have added you to my blog list so others can find you too and I can check in to see what you have been up to in Blighty :)

Tamara

MelMel said...

I'm hoping my next job will be the "one" I so enjoyed my school last year, still, can't be happy everywhere you go!
Cheers for the email, hope to get a coffee with you ASAP!
XXXX

Debbie said...

Whatever you decide how to decorate your shed... I`m sure it will look lovely!
An yellow door... sounds good to me!

DEBBIE MOSS

Murphyfish said...

Hi Claire,
Just thought that I'd repay the complement and have a browse, if you don't mind to much I think that I'll tag along for a while.
Regards,
JOhn