Five for Friday - 30th October 2015


Here are my five randoms for this week


Ballarat kicked off a Food Festival last night. 
We have a building that was used as a Mining Exchange back in the Gold Rush days and hosts many events - the space is huge. 
Lots of local businesses had stalls of yummy food and drink. 
This continues today.

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I was walking down Sturt Street this week and saw lots of kid art. 
Our town is hosting the Archibald Prize and local schools were invited to draw and submit their own versions. 
These have been posted all over town in hundreds of shops. 
They are amazing. 

It is a great exhibition. 
Our town is full of community events lately...


This week I took my work and sat at a local restaurant. 
It was nice to see a different view, enjoy coffee/s, get side tracked by the ducks and work. 
Our daughter is down three exams and three to go!
So I got her out of the house and she studied here too.

I have been working on a Christmas countdown with a difference - watch this space.

Love a bit of book buying...

I am part of an terrific collaborative blog called - Australian Teachers.

We are Aussie teachers but our content is for all teachers around the world. Come on over and visit us.

We posted this pic this week and it went viral - over 14 million views and we have a staggering 11000 new followers on our page!
We sparked so many discussions and controversy. 
It was staggering to read how many teachers did not understand that this only works with zeros in the top line and only if you take one from both numbers. 

Have a great week everybody.

Book count down for Christmas - getting ready

I have so wanted to do this for a few years and I have finally done it. 

I have got all my Christmas material and ribbon together and bought some extra bits and pieces and made bags for 24 Christmas books. 

I then made tags for each bag with numbers on them!
Laminated them then added the ribbons...

Attached them to bags and then put my books in them in.

You can wrap them in Christmas wrap instead and just add a tag for the number. 

I have a love of books (yep - you know this already)

But I saw some new ones, including some cooking ones and just had to buy them. 
This year I spied some Aussie ones and just had to have these too.

Watch as I open each bag starting on the 1st of December. I will blog each day from the 1st to the 24th of December. If you have some great books - please link up from the 1st. 

There may even be some ideas to use with each book. 

Five for Fri - 23rd October 2015


Here are my five randoms for this week


If you are into instagram - check out this challenge. 
I am enjoying the tasks each day and the new knowledge that I am getting, as well as finding some new friends along the way. 


The sun is out and we are looking forward to better weather. 
This means nice leisurely breakfasts and long days are on the way. 

This week has seen the last days of our daughter's secondary school years. 
Final classes are over and now all that remains is the last Nation wide exams which will be over in about three weeks. 
These five exams will determine her ATAR which is a score for University admission. 

I have been so lucky to be at home and help her get ready for this in the last three weeks. I have the rest of the term off and am so enjoying this time with her before she goes off to Uni next year. 

I have been able to be here for cheeky morning teas, Award ceremonies, Valedictory Dinner, muck up days, dress up days, shirt signings and silly photos. 

In between all this lovely madness I have been able to do a little bit of design work. 




Stay tuned for a Christmas Advent Calendar with a difference...
I have been sewing special bags and exploring my Christmas books. 

Have a great week everyone. 

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