2021 Vision – Separation Anxiety

Separation /ˌsepəˈreɪʃn/ The process of moving apart, setting apart, dividing. A distance or division between two points. Another milestone. One that as parents we’ve reached before, and thanks indirectly to the pandemic we’ve reached for the third time. Our second son (in chronological terms of course) has left home … again. Eighteen months of laContinue reading “2021 Vision – Separation Anxiety”

2021 Vision – Working Together

Collaborate /kəˈlæbəreɪt/ to work together in order to produce or achieve something [from Latin: con- (with) + laborare (to work) – collaborare, to work together] If there’s one thing this week has reinforced it’s the value of working together, collaboration, teamwork – in life and in learning. The Langley Drover in the picture , orContinue reading “2021 Vision – Working Together”

2021 Vision – Pets, Peace, Love and Learning

Peace /pi:s/ calm, serenity, quiet, rest Piece /pi:s/. a part of something; a fraction of the whole Pets are a personal and sometimes divisive subject. Are you a ‘cat lover’, ‘a dog person’, do you have any preference or none? Do you care? Do you care? I’ve sidestepped the term ‘owner’ because in my viewContinue reading “2021 Vision – Pets, Peace, Love and Learning”

2021 Vision – Finishing Lines

Finish /ˈfɪnɪʃ/ To bring something to a conclusion; to complete a task; an ending; the finer details that give something character or make it stand out. A week of crossing finish lines. Not on the same scale as 2014, returning from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, but satisfying conclusions in their own way.Continue reading “2021 Vision – Finishing Lines”

2021 Vision – Voice : It’s Good to Talk but also to Listen

Voice /vɔɪs/ the sound(s) of speech or singing ; indication in language of whether the subject is performing (active) or affected by an action (passive) to express (opinion, concern, etc.) in order to influence others To listen to this as an audio version, click here This week I ventured into the world of audio podcastsContinue reading “2021 Vision – Voice : It’s Good to Talk but also to Listen”

2021 Vision – Accounting for Time

Account /əˈkaʊnt/ a record of money paid to or by a person or business ; an arrangement to keep money at a bank or pay bills later; a description or explanation of something that has happened Well, as a past student reminded me recently, time flies – even if it’s the only thing that canContinue reading “2021 Vision – Accounting for Time”

2021 Vision – Generations

Generation /ˌʤenəˈreɪʃn/ people born about the same time, thus of a similar age ; a stage in the development of a product ; the production of something In light of the death this week of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, I’m deviating a little from this blog’s usual direction, to reflect on the achievements ofContinue reading “2021 Vision – Generations”

2021 Vision – The Old and the New

Progress – /ˈprəʊgres/ the process of improving or developing, or of getting nearer to achieving or completing something Well it’s the Good Friday holiday here in the UK at the end of another busy week, and there’s no rest for the wicked. Sitting in the InternationalEyes office with the sun shining outside, I admit thereContinue reading “2021 Vision – The Old and the New”