Category Archives: work

Skinflint Sunday: The plan comes to fruition.

So what does one do when everything finally comes together and a plan is executed? One celebrates! My boss was singularly unimpressed, but everyone else loves it. Yes, the house sale limped its way over the line and the money … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: See the Van Gogh exhibition for free. (Twice!)

We’re half-way through the winter school holidays at the moment and I’ve reached the stage of not needing nanna naps so much, starting to Get Things Done and reacquainting myself with these 3 rascals you see above. Miss Scout is … Continue reading

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Orange book time.

My year 7 class is having a 15 minute free writing session, so here I am. It’s an interesting thing – studies have shown that kids’ writing improves if they’re given opportunities to simply write whatever they want to write. … Continue reading

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Making the most of it.

The leash-free beach ceases on Nov 1 for dogs during the day and picks up again in March. We’re making the most of it while we can. There are certain things that Jeff will miss more than Poppy and I … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Become a teacher and see exhibitions for free!!!!!!!!!

Amazing, isn’t it? A couple of weeks ago I snuck out of school with a couple of hundred year 8 Art students and a few teachers and we went to see the Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei exhibition. This is one … Continue reading

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The calm before the storm.

Ahhh, the first Monday morning after the year 12 classes have finished. I’m sitting in the lecture theatre foyer with one girl beside me who’s making some minor alterations to her costume, while a boy is on the stage running … Continue reading

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Lots of activity; not much blogging.

Morning all! I bought a Fitbit a week ago and its changed my life. The other Thermomix Group Leaders and I have decided to do a Fitbit challenge to keep ourselves trim, taut and terrific, so while are some are still … Continue reading

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During a grammar test.

Morning all! I’m sitting in front of various classes today and I have no correction to do so I thought I’d pop in and have a chat with you all. Lots of things happening but my blogging mojo was low. … Continue reading

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Give me a head with hair….

Look at this! We’re in the lecture theatre at school all weekend for the last rehearsals for the year 12 Theatre Studies play and the kids put Evan18’s studio shot from the play last year up in the foyer to … Continue reading

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Just a quickie…

One of my year 8 boys in the poetry writing class we had yesterday: “I can’t write, Miss! Teach me how to poem!!” Thermomix Recipe: Garlic, Feta and Olive Pull-Apart Bread.  

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