Category Archives: Children.

Sometimes you have to sacrifice free time for duty.

Today is Correction Day at school. It’s a day that students have off after exams so that we teachers can have a day to get all of the marking done before reports are due. Usually, I make sure that I … Continue reading

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One more little job done.

When I had the backyard paved last winter, most of the plants were thrown away, but a few remain. One is this variegated-leaf bougainvilia on the back fence. The landscaper said it would be a feature if I trained it … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: how the day slipped away.

I’m not sure if I’ve blogged here about the new chart I’m doing to try and instil some more productive habits, but a month-and-a-bit in, it’s working like a charm. I had the whole Sunday ahead of me, free of … Continue reading

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Some links you may be interested in. (Or not – who am I to judge??)

This garden may be pretty awful, but at least we’re getting heaps of beans and zucchini. I have 35 bags of chopped zucchini in the freezer at last count, with 8 monster zuccs still on the vine. It makes me … Continue reading

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Simple things.

On the 29th December Ryan23 became Ryan24. I made him pancakes for breakfast and he ate 5. Christmas was lovely. I now have 2 more books to add to the pile of books beside my bed. 25 at last count! … Continue reading

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In defence of Santa and my epic Christmas tree.

It’s Christmas Eve!! Look at this naughty girl up on the couch like a cat. On the coffee table behind her you can see the book I’m on at the moment. I set myself a Goodreads challenge of reading 80 … Continue reading

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Evan22 moves into a REAL student household.

Hooray! I’m back! And this is a picture of The Playboy Mansion. (More of that shortly.) The last of the marking for the school year has been done, we’re swinging into the last week of formal classes and our glorious … Continue reading

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Snippets from schooling.

My year 8’s didn’t settle down to work yesterday. We were supposed to be watching little portions of ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ and discussing film techniques, but they were restless and noisy. I cracked it and made them write “I … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Reduce your bills by evicting one of your kids!

There he goes! Evan21 has finally decided to do tertiary study and is going to Federation Uni in Ballarat to do Acting for 3 years. Seeing as a  2-hourish commute each way isn’t the most viable of options, he moved into … Continue reading

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Who says males aren’t romantic?

Before long-term readers get into a lather of anticipation, believing I’m about to make a big, soppy announcement, I’ll quickly say that no, this plate full of dessert has nothing to do with me. #foreveralone  #happilysingle  #somedaymyprincewillcome  #thetvremoteismineandminealone David24 is … Continue reading

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