Journal, Mama, Teaching

Around Here

Around here Austin and I stayed in pyjamas for most of the day while Austin had his tummy problems treatment. He handled it like a champ. Around here we binge watched a new home make over show on Netflix called Instant Dream Home. Around here I marked books. Around here Rich and Evelina did a… Continue reading Around Here

Mama

The Power of a Pink Sky

Last night, we had a tired and emotional tween on our hands. All the long days, extra homework and increased academic demands had caught up with her. She was exhausted and feeling overwhelmed. Thankfully Rich was home from London well before bedtime for both kiddos so after Austin was tucked in, we were about to… Continue reading The Power of a Pink Sky

Craft, Journal, Mama

5 Things I Would Save in a Fire

I already know I am going to cheat. The quilts I made for my kiddos (see, two things in one bullet point. Sue me.) My project life albums (erm, a few things in one bullet point). My 1976 copy of Pride and Prejudice that Rich bought me for my 40th birthday. My Raymond Weil watch… Continue reading 5 Things I Would Save in a Fire

Journal, Mama, Teaching

Beginning of an Ending

Friday just gone was Evelina's last Friday at Primary School. After seven years of being in her little one class entry school, always being the oldest in the school (the school opened with her class so now she is in Year 6, the school is full for the first time), having a lovely group of… Continue reading Beginning of an Ending

Journal, Mama, Teaching, Words

I Know This is True

Cooking on the barbeque in the summer and having just grilled meat with salad for most of our meals is the best. I know this is true. I am not cut out to be a primary teacher. Spending a couple of hours with some Year One age children (i.e. Austin's age) whilst I chaperoned at… Continue reading I Know This is True