Category Archives: School

Skinflint Sunday: Free compost materials!! Why wouldn’t you?

I’m pretty sure I showed you guys a picture of my sons assembling a tumbling compost bin a few weeks ago. I’ve never owned one of these before. In the old place, I just had a couple of those huge, … 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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And now, an old Youtube clip.

  Financial post: Well worth watching. Grab a coffee and settle in! I started the morning in such a productive way, getting so many things done before work, so I thought I’d┬ákeep the ball rolling and actually write a blog … Continue reading

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My dogs deserve the best.

There’s no way I could show you this on a Sunday as there’s nothing ‘skinflint’ about it. After Maris died I thought it’d be nice to get Daphne a new bed, seeing as I had to throw the old one … Continue reading

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Back to the normal routines.

Saw this and thought it was pretty good. Had quite the busy weekend just gone. Did a monster demo on Friday night after work, where the numbers started out like a usual demo (there were 4 people) and by the … Continue reading

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Writing on a Friday afternoon.

I’m sitting here in front of my year 12 ESL class. I’ve got them writing an essay on “It’s dangerous to be different”; a topic some of them are finding particularly hard to grasp. Brian was having a bit of … Continue reading

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Not just a fluke!

Here’s a picture of Evan in Thailand last year. He wanted a photo of the green Fanta he had for lunch one day in a market. (He had food as well, so don’t go all Child Protective Services on me.) … Continue reading

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When will the holidays arrive????

Is anyone else desperate for the school holidays to start? Don’t get me wrong; I’m a dedicated educationalist with my whole being focussed towards my students, their wellbeing and their VCE results. I think of nothing else. But I want … Continue reading

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