< link rel="DCTERMS.replaces" href="http://trappedcivilservant.blogspot.com" > Aginoth's Retirement Ramblings: Fantastic Friday

Friday, May 12, 2006

Fantastic Friday

7.44mbps Internet connection now active....muhahahahahaha feel the speed

and I have got confirmation of my Disability Living Allowance (State Benefit) award today...Middle rate Care component of £41.65 a week.Whichhh also more than triples our Child and working Tax credits a year !!! wooo hooo..In effect I now don't actually pay any income tax as we will be returned over £800 more in tax relief than I pay out in tax :oD

All this means Mrs.A can afford to go to University again this year to get her PGCE (Post Graduate teaching degree)

And I got me a new camera A Fuji Finepix F10 ;o)

A good day


We also had pediatriciancian appointment for Agi.Junior today as well, he displayed all the social problem pointers admirably during the 45 minute consultation, including a full blown tantrum and hiding under the examination bedthe teh doctors office. So she is going to refer him to speecheach and learning specialists to assess what is going on communications wise. Another rung up the ladder towards diagnosis.

We've arranged to start the process of having Agi.junior change schools as well, we're not particularly happy with several aspects of his current schoespeciallyiall the fact the school became totally Church funded without consultation with the parents shortly after he started there. Plus we feel that his reception class teacher tarred him wthe teh label of "unruly and naughty" and it has stuck even though it is down to a medical problem, despite our best efforts mostthe teh teachers are finding it impossible to change there view of him. So a fresh start in a new school we feelthe teh best option.

We're off to inspect the potential new school, next Thursday, and have informed the headteacher of his current school of our intention to move him. In the meantime am resigning as a school governor for several reasons as well as this...I'll go into them at a later date when all this is sorted out.

Now off to load the car to deliver or kit and equipment to the collection pint ready to be transported to Italy next week ....

Then just a couple of days till we go to Alton Towers without the kids :o)

15 Comments:

Anonymous Pearl said...

Hello Michele sent me. What a hugely eventful day! Hopefully a fresh start for Junior, with an assessment can get life simplified.

Friday, May 12, 2006 7:16:00 pm  
Blogger Prego said...

Nice tax windfall.

Good luck with the medical situation, though don't let them medicate the problems away like they do here in the US. American kids pop pills like they were M&Ms.


here via Michele today.
p

Friday, May 12, 2006 7:20:00 pm  
Blogger Juggling Mother said...

Wow, that post has more spelling & punctuation mistakes than mine do - and I NEVER proofread:-0

There is the slight problem hat i haven't been offered a place to do my PGCE yet honey:-) And with my choice of educational establishments reaching a total of one, it's hardly guarenteed.

Prego - I see no need to medicate him at all unless matters drastically change. We are looking for a diagnosis simply because it encourages (and sometimes funds) the school & other places to use the management techniques and different learnnin procedures he needs.

Friday, May 12, 2006 7:27:00 pm  
Blogger Carmi said...

As a parent, I think you're doing all the right things to get your son the resources he needs to grow up right.

No one ever said parenthood was easy. Yet you navigate it so well. I've learned something by reading this.

Friday, May 12, 2006 7:27:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi aggie! am glad to know things seem to be on the upswing! good luck on the new school for jr. :)

Friday, May 12, 2006 7:42:00 pm  
Blogger ribbiticus said...

oops! that was my comment above. blogger seemed to not have picked up my id. :(

Friday, May 12, 2006 7:45:00 pm  
Blogger Carmi said...

Almost forgot: lovely camera. Looking forward to seeing what you capture with it!

Friday, May 12, 2006 8:05:00 pm  
Blogger Star said...

Michele sent me. Lots going on in your life right now. Have a great day.

Friday, May 12, 2006 9:27:00 pm  
Blogger Mike said...

When do we get to see pictures from that new camera ???

Michele sent me.

Saturday, May 13, 2006 7:28:00 am  
Blogger Aginoth said...

I'll try and throw off a few sample shots today :o)

Saturday, May 13, 2006 7:31:00 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi There Mr. A...
Thanks for the visit...
Sounds like you are on the right track with your dear son...Hope the new school will be a good move for him, too.

To answer your question: The camera I used for the pictures in this current post is a Pentax.(analog type camera). What I use now is a Fuji Finepix 3800. (digital) Which I like very very much. If and when I can afford it I will get a Pentax Digital because all my wonderful lenses that I have from the analog camera will fit the new didital, so I am told. THAT will be fabulous!

Saturday, May 13, 2006 9:04:00 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

OOOPS! Forgot to say I am here from Michele.s, too! (lol)

Saturday, May 13, 2006 9:08:00 am  
Blogger craziequeen said...

Morning Aginoth - nope, not here from Michele's.... :-)

Just checking in before I hit the books....

Excellent news on the Living Allowances and kudos on sticking with it with Jnr.

I will be back later for longer - promise....

'ACATSPP - Avoid, Control, Adapt, Training, Substitution, Protection, Policy.......' [wanders off chanting to self]

cq

Saturday, May 13, 2006 10:48:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there really the need to boast about how the state has to support someone who has a genetic condition! its more to the point to argue, why the hell should the taxpayer support them.

Thursday, July 06, 2006 6:45:00 pm  
Blogger Aginoth said...

It's called a caring society Anonymous.

Perhaps if you were not so ashamed of your opinions you'd post using your name or nickname and leave a return address for replies to yourself. You don't even say where you're from.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 5:25:00 pm  

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