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Extraordinary Times 11th Edition
Extraordinary Times 11th Edition
13 Jun 2020

If we were in any doubt of life slowly returning to normal, after spending almost two hours on the M25 yesterday trying to get into the office at Ingatestone, it was clear that things, in some ways...

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Go with the flow
Go with the flow
05 Jun 2020

Our secret carer is trying to cope with the pressures of lockdown There is an image from The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers, that sticks in my mind. The Ents, attacking Isengard, have broken...

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Stand Out sites this week - Week Starting 3rd June 2020
Stand Out sites this week - Week Starting 3rd June 2020
04 Jun 2020

Stand Out Sites this week  Remus Horse Sanctuary Fundraising. Remus Horse Sanctuary, the local charity to Ingatestone Hall which looks after abandoned and mistreated horses, goats, sheep and...

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AFFINITY “EXTRAORDINARY” TIMES 10th Edition
AFFINITY “EXTRAORDINARY” TIMES 10th Edition
04 Jun 2020

Foreword Things are slowly starting to open - As from this week, we can meet up with others outside in groups of 6, whilst abiding by social distancing measures. Schools, for some years, are open....

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Home Ed Truths
Home Ed Truths
30 May 2020

Our secret foster carer shares some of his tips for home education.  My ex-wife, Mary, and I were rebels, and I followed Mary’s lead in all things domestic and maternal. We rebelled about...

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Stand Out sites this week - Week Starting 25th May 2020
Stand Out sites this week - Week Starting 25th May 2020
29 May 2020

Stand out sites of the week!    Free new Children’s Book from J K Rowling – The Ickabog!  JK Rowling wrote The Ickabog for her own children years ago but has decided to share it with the...

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Extraordinary Times 9th Edition
Extraordinary Times 9th Edition
29 May 2020

The last week has seen some of Affinity’s work practices return to some new normality, but as we know, future plans for a new normality at large, including school re-openings, are dependent on the...

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A poem for caring people during lockdown
A poem for caring people during lockdown
21 May 2020

  There is a group of people just like you & me, One thing they have in common they are Affinity, There's Vicky, Greg & Andy there's Carole & Denise, This group is rather special...

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Stand Out sites this week - Week Starting 11th May 2020
Stand Out sites this week - Week Starting 11th May 2020
15 May 2020

We will continue to find and let you know about useful links and content. This weeks stand out sites are; The Book of Hopes Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary...

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Extraordinary Times 8th Edition
Extraordinary Times 8th Edition
15 May 2020

Foreword After the speculation regarding what the lockdown would look like following the Prime Minister’s address on Sunday, the road ahead is at first glance, still a little foggy. However, some...

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