Barbour

10 Dec 18
The Orkney News

From the Scots Language Centre/ Centre for the Scots Leid

10 Dec 18
spikeys

Martyn Cameron has won the latest Tradewinds Darts League with a 4-2 victory over Brian Barbour in the final of the knockout stages.  Brian had led the league stages of this event throughout the season but Martyn had enough in the tank to take the final. The losing semi-finalists were Davy Grant and Ross MacKenzie. […]

10 Dec 18
Go News Viral

White House chief of staff John Kelly was subjected to analyses of his facial expressions, repeatedly threatened to quit, and wasn’t even allowed to announce his own resignation. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images White House The surprise news that Nick Ayers declined Trump’s job offer underscores how a once all-powerful West Wing post has become ‘mission […]

10 Dec 18
Virtual School Meanderings

One for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week. Inspiration for educators | Professional learning | Resources | Articles View this email in your browser Kia ora Michael Before the year wraps up and we take a break for a (hopefully) sunny summer holiday, there’s time for one more update from the CORE Education […]

10 Dec 18
Viral Topic Zone

White House chief of staff John Kelly was subjected to analyses of his facial expressions, repeatedly threatened to quit, and wasn’t even allowed to announce his own resignation. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images White House The surprise news that Nick Ayers declined Trump’s job offer underscores how a once all-powerful West Wing post has become ‘mission […]

10 Dec 18
Carla Loves To Read

4.5 Stars Published December 1st 2018 by Barbour Publishing, Incorporated (first published April 1st 2014)

10 Dec 18
Librarianship

A young biracial man who is a star athlete in a racist part of the United States, overcomes adversity and learns more about the world in the process.  General Information: ·         Paperback: 304 pages ·         Price: $14.99 ·         Publisher: Greenwillow Books; Reprint edition (June 30, 2009) ·         Language: English ·         ISBN-10: 9780061771316 ·         ISBN-13: 978-0061771316 […]

10 Dec 18
Virtual School Meanderings

Note these up-coming webinars this week. Speak Up News, December 6, 2018 We crossed the 100,000 Speak Up surveys mark this week! Schools across the country are taking full advantage of the free research tool to gather insights from their stakeholders. If you haven’t started yet, there is still plenty of time! Next week is our […]

10 Dec 18
Robb Report UK
No stretch of England has been more romanticised than the Cotswolds, a region whose quaint, honey-tinged villages and sprawling landscapes roll gracefully across six counties. The region encompasses some of the prettiest shires in the UK: think clusters of thatched-roof cottages, evocative churches, rickety almshouses and ancient mansions of golden-coloured stone, while the country pubs – of which there are plenty – are the kind you dream of stumbling across, with their low-slung beams and cosy leather armchairs, serving hearty local fare and artisan ales next to roaring log fires. And amid the heritage architecture and verdant vistas, opulence abounds. It’s no longer just cosy inns and muddy footpaths attracting well-heeled travellers: the growing selection of slick country-house retreats and luxuriously renovated farmhouses are luring hoards of city folk away from their Chiltern Firehouse espresso martinis and lavish Hampstead abodes.   A catalogue of celebrities have been flocking to this bucolic bolthole – Kate Moss, Rupert Murdoch and David Cameron have all been seen here, slipping into their quilted Barbours and vintage Hunters for a weekend of country pursuits – and yet, despite its stylish credentials, the Cotswolds remains a place of natural beauty: a refuge of serenity in which to escape the bustle of the daily grind. You don’t have to hole up at Soho Farmhouse to experience the region in all its splendour. There are plenty of places, and enough stretches of remote countryside, to indulge in a few days of undisturbed respite, without so much as a personalised Range Rover or drink-serving vintage milk float in sight. For those on the hunt for somewhere a little more low-key, yet offering the same level of five-star comfort and service, The Rectory Hotel – nestled between Cirencester and Malmesbury in the charming village of Crudwell – provides the ultimate sanctuary. Not purely a hideout for the rich and famous, this nugget of cool promises five-star luxury without the glitz-following hordes.   Glasshouse DIning   Co-owner Alex Payne set out to create a ‘home away from home’ – a refreshing alternative to the glut of stuffy country house hotels in the surrounding areas. With the help of renowned hoteliers Charlie Luxton and Dan Brod (ex-Soho House), he has more than succeeded. Anyone familiar with The Beckford Arms near Tisbury or The Talbot Inn at Mells will know that Luxton and Brod are a dab hand at creating stylish places to stay.   The result: an intimate, homely refuge that’s small enough to remain charming (there are just 18 bedrooms in total) yet extravagant enough to exude an air of haute comfort. Outside, the grand Georgian building’s buttery Cotswold stone façade glows, while inside a rural charm pervades. The hotel has been thoughtfully refurbished, with rows of handsome windows overlooking beautiful lawns and preened gardens (there’s a croquet set and an outdoor swimming pool for the warmer months), and two elegant sitting rooms that beckon guests indoors with their open fireplaces, shelves of paperbacks, old-school board games and huge vintage sofas. Sophistication prevails, but The Rectory’s friendly, low-key vibe makes you feel right at home. Plenty of rustic touches run throughout – roaring log fires, wooden flooring, heritage colour schemes – while sumptuous velvet and leather armchairs, splashes of modern art and a glamorous cocktail bar bring this 18th-century hideaway bang up to date. Each of the bedrooms is unfussy and soothing in design with a slightly more bucolic theme. Plastic-surgeon-turned-interior-designer Natasha Hidvegi helped Luxton and Brod add a “woman’s touch” to the design scheme, teaming pretty velvet headboards and unusual bathroom tiles with softer feminine touches – think plumped cushions, sheepskin throws and snuggly wool blankets strewn artfully across soft velvet sofas and giant-sized beds. Fireplaces come fully stocked with freshly chopped logs and roll-top baths are strategically placed beneath large sash windows, many of which boast striking views of the landscaped gardens. Rooms come in ‘Small’, ‘Medium’ and ‘Big’, and are all impeccably styled.   Suite   For a special occasion, opt for the ‘Big’ room with the cream four-poster bed – an Instagrammer’s dream – while families and groups of friends will fall in love with the cottage with its cosy sitting room, country kitchen and sun-trap terrace, which opens out directly onto the pool. Though the romantic décor, roaring fires and warm textiles make it tempting to relax in the confines of your room (the in-room massages offer another reason to remain ensconced), the food – and unfussy service – at The Rectory is exquisite, and should entice most visitors to swap their fluffy bathrobes for full evening attire.   In keeping with the hotel’s laid-back ethos, food is traditional British with a modern and unpretentious flair. Diners can either hole up in the formal dining space – which has plenty of dark, cosy corners – or the bright, airy conservatory. Either way, look forward to generous plates of sautéed clams with ’nduja sausage and seaweed butter, while mains include English veal with girolles and roast baby artichokes, and pan roasted hake with grilled courgettes. Alternatively, take a short, quiet stroll over to The Potting Shed, the hotel’s sister pub, where guests are greeted by low beams, bare stone walls and large open fires. Stylish, extravagant yet considerably relaxed, this blissful country retreat is a haven of tranquillity, and a classy antidote to all that the Cotswolds has become.   Promising all the allure of the region in a luxuriously relaxed setting, establishments like this are paving the way for a new kind of Cotswolds cool. This part of the world, to put it another way, is kicking a new kind of welly.
10 Dec 18
New York Stage Review

★★★★★ This dynamic, extraordinary British import confronts our global crisis and offers insight but no answers

09 Dec 18
Virtual School Meanderings

Note this item from earlier in the week. The Wait Is Over. The Digital Learning Day 2019 Map Is Live! The official Digital Learning Day (DLDay) 2019 map is live and running! Now it’s your turn to add your DLDay 2019 celebration to mark your spot. On February 28, 2019, teachers and students from around […]

09 Dec 18
Virtual School Meanderings

From the inbox earlier in the week. Take Your Online Learning Initiatives to the Next Level with These Resources Thank you for your interest in our recent webinar, “CHLOE 3: Highlights of the Third QM-Eduventures Changing Landscape of Online Education Survey.” The webinar recording is now ready for you to view! Please note, this link is valid […]

09 Dec 18
Kiranjit's Media

Pitch an idea for a new, original magazine. This could be either a new women’s magazine or a new non-mainstream magazine. Decide: • Which publishing company will produce the magazine and why? (50 words) • Who is your specific target audience? (Define by demographic and/or psychographic factors and/or interests). (150 words) • How will you […]

09 Dec 18
Virtual School Meanderings

Note these up-coming webinars this week. Email not displaying correctly? View in your browser. edWebinars provide free up-to-the minute learning. Register for an upcoming live edWebinar or watch on demand. Join edWeb to connect with educators who are passionate about teaching and learning! New! A Guide for Free Personalized Professional Learning Download edWeb’s new guide, based on research and practice, for new models, […]

09 Dec 18
Virtual School Meanderings

First, I did not receive the alert for virtual school. Next, I received the alert for cyber school, but there were no relevant items. Finally, I also received the alert for K-12 online learning, but again there were no relevant items. So, there is nothing to report this week.