A-Z Challenge Day 5

Post 1644. Thursday April 5

My Friend Rosey has been a feature of my blog since I set it up twelve years ago. To read all about her in 200 or so words, click HERE



Rosey adores kids. Let’s face it, she’s still one herself at heart, so when she heard a local junior school needed a teacher’s assistant she just had to apply. Fortunately, Mummy was one of the school governors and able to pull strings!

She got the job. Her main tasks are to assist teacher Mrs. Brown, to aid the kids, and help maintain order. Problem is, she sometimes forgets she’s there to work and reverts to a child herself!  She prefers sitting on the mat with the youngsters to perching on a chair, and loves flicking paint at the children and pulling funny faces when Mrs. Browns’ back is turned! The other day she even raised her hand when she wanted to go to the toilet.

Staff members don’t normally take part in the schools’ annual nativity play, but last year the mini-thespians of year three threatened strike action if Miss Rosey didn’t go on stage with them. The headteacher relented and Rosey got the non-speaking role of third palm tree from the right!

Rosey rarely visits the staff room, preferring to spend every break in the playground skipping and chasing around. Needless to say, she’s the most popular kid in school!


Tomorrow F is for Flowers

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A1On this day last year, I told you about Easter in Amble Bay. To revisit click HERE




53 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 5

  1. prior.. Apr 5, 2018 / 00:02

    love seeing her as the palm tree – by the students’ insistence nonce the less.
    Rosy is fully alive…
    brings Enjoyment to the Employment

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  2. randommusings29 Apr 5, 2018 / 00:40

    She would be a great addition to any school!

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  3. hilarymb Apr 5, 2018 / 04:06

    Hi Keith – Rosey the star of the show… and being a palm tree – she couldn’t hide behind it, nor do palm trees talk, or skip or sing … but Rosey knows the tricks .. cheers Hilary

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  4. Moon Apr 5, 2018 / 07:09

    Lovely story, Keith. The school kids are lucky to have Rosey around. I wish I had a teacher like her in my school days. Great anecdotes.


  5. raesquiggles Apr 5, 2018 / 08:03

    Rosey sounds like the perfect teaching assistant – for the children!


  6. Anagha Yatin Apr 5, 2018 / 15:28

    I must meet Rosey. She is full of sunshine. We have a lesson to learn from her…let the child in the heart be child, never let it grow!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 5, 2018 / 16:49

      She is the kind of friend we could all do with but seldom find. Thanks so much, Anagha.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 5, 2018 / 16:47

      This is exactly why I choose to write humorous pieces each year for A-Z. A few giggles and not a corpse or alien in sight! Thanks Liz.


  7. moondustwriter Apr 5, 2018 / 19:40

    She’s the type of teacher that I always enjoyed. I love the palm tree – the perfect actress!


  8. G Angela David Apr 6, 2018 / 10:18

    Such a sweet post, am sure the kids love her for being one among them.

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  9. diedre Apr 11, 2018 / 18:04

    Rosie seems to be in her element with the mini-thespians – wonderful!

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