Category Archives: Just for fun.

Probably the most educational part of my classes.

Today I spent a happy couple of hours trawling the internet looking for fresh Dad jokes for my classes. About 6 months ago I had the brilliant idea of putting a Dad joke up on the board at the beginning … Continue reading

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My new blog! And a give-away.

Hey everyone! I’ve started a new blog all about attaining Financial Independence and Retiring Early(er). I’ve been reading so many blogs about FI, investing, personal finance and the like, and there were a few things I kept noticing. Most of … Continue reading

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I’m so EXCITED!!!

A little while ago a blogger named Urspo did a post on podcasts. One of the ones he rated most highly was ‘Welcome to Nightvale’. I was looking for some more things to listen to and so I looked it … Continue reading

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Podcasts I’m listening to.

I thought I’d post a few things I’ve been reading and listening to, in case other people are looking for something entertaining to pass the time. (The photo is Evan20 and the dogs at the #backyardbeach.) PODCASTS. I’ve been listening … Continue reading

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Now it’s in the lap of the Gods. (In other words, the real estate agents.)

Well it’s certainly been a hectic couple of weeks. The house is on the market, with a view to selling it in a couple of weeks if a developer likes the thought of two housing blocks side-by-side in the McKinnon … Continue reading

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“Why is everything in this country so SWEET?”

Just popping in to say I’ve been locked out of my Flikr account… no photos. We all know that you can’t blog without photos. Shame because one of the things I’ve been doing is getting my house painted. It’s BLUE … Continue reading

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This is Evan18’s movie. A couple of months ago I asked him where he was planning to go next year. His reply? “Haven’t you seen my movie, Mum?” A year of work and travel awaits him, apparently. After that, who … Continue reading

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I love this movie. Evan18’s friend Alex directed this one, exploring the issues of transgenderism/gender dysphoria and social stigma. Evan18 is the protagonist. 🙂 Thermomix Recipe: Date and Walnut Slice

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The Friend Zone.

Over the next few posts I’ll be putting out some movies that Evan18 and his friends have done for their year 12 Media class. Evan18 plays the lead in this film, which won the People’s Choice award when it was … Continue reading

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I love being on holiday.

Just saw in my Facebook feed that Joe Cocker died. I first saw this clip a few years ago and every now and then I show it to my classes when we’re doing song lyrics. As usual, the first few … Continue reading

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