Category Archives: reading

Random musings as kids write.

I’m sitting here in front of my docile year 9 class while they’re writing an essay. It’s silent, the only sounds being the noise from the class next door, the click of my nails hitting the keyboard and papers rustling. … 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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Perspective.

I had an interesting conversation today. I was talking with a friend over the phone. She was a tad hungover from a Christmas breakup the night before, while I was hiding from the hot day by staying inside, reading Tony … Continue reading

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12 months Interest-free – get onto it!!!

Just letting Aussie readers know that this is now back for a limited time. People get very excited over this offer, as it makes it incredibly easy to get a thermomix into your kitchen. If you’d like further info, feel … Continue reading

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Busy busy busy.

Gratuitous Poppy shot. I’m toying with the idea of getting Poppy a little sister. She’s bored and Bertie is no company for her. All he does is eat and sleep and when she tries to play with him she ends … Continue reading

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Argh! Running out of time!

    Today is the last day I have to clear off any jobs left lurking from 2013. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do them all, but I’ll give it a mighty try. My favourite task will be … Continue reading

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Seeds.

*sigh* July 1. The start of a new financial year and the beginning on Thermofest qualifications. Also… more importantly at this minute… it’s the start of the holidays. I spent Saturday training a new crop of consultants and Sunday reading … Continue reading

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Here’s the “meaty” post I promised.

Look at this mysterious object! It’s a lemonade from my lemonade tree in the chook pen. I bought the tree from one of my forced trips to Ceres when David19 was attending a seminar at the Distance Ed school all … Continue reading

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Why are the holidays so short?

Even in the holidays I like a good English Teacher meme. The holidays are drawing to a close. Readers who’ve been with me for a while will know that I’m usually torn between a feeling of mourning, mixed with frenetic … Continue reading

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Last Day of Freedom.

    This will be me tomorrow as I get into work. *sob* It’s 10.15AM on my last day of freedom. Watch me finish my coffee and then start to scurry. I have a LONG list of Things To Do … Continue reading

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