Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Teaching Moments

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. I've started subsitute teaching 3 days a week, and I teach music every Saturday too. Which means that along with cleaning I don't have any time 'off'.

But here are some of the things I have learnt from my short time at teaching.

- Catholic schools have better behaved kids (I haven't taught a a Protestant school yet)
- Unless they go to a Catholic school, I do not like grade 5s or 6s.
- I suck at maintaining order
- Kids love maths games
- I apparently look like Stevie from the Saddle Club. I've been told that now at 2 different schools
- Miss R stands for Really nice. And also Wabbit. And also Rawson.

Wednesday, 8 August 2007


Crystal at Biblical Womanhood has another giveaway! And it is a big one!

The giveaway is a $25 gift certificate for Vision Forum merchandise PLUS several CDs:
The Centrality of the Home in Evangelism and Discipleship by Voddie Baucham
What's a Girl to Do? by Doug Phillips
Manly Friendships by Doug Phillips
Gossip: The Plague of the Church by Scott Brown
A Home School Vision of Victory by Doug Phillips

So hop on over and enter the competition!

Not only that, but Crystal has weekly giveaways, so visit her site regularly.

Monday, 6 August 2007

BTF Frankston Photos

Dom, Emily and Jing

Emily, Tiff, Gen, Jing, with Marie in the background.


Chuckles the Clown

Chiann and Jing


Note: All photos of children here are children from our church. No non-church kids who attended are included in photos, as I do not have parental consent or regular contact with the parents.

Selling Stuff

As a few of you know, I'm going to be moving at some point in the future. The most recent date is December. But, of course, this could change. But in preparation for this momentous event, I'm getting rid of some of my old stuff.

Here is a short list. Email me or leave a comment if you wish to buy any of this stuff.

- From Caves to Canvas by Donald WIlliams and Barbara Vance Wilson
- Art Now: Contempory Art Post-1970 by Donald Williams and Colin Simpson
- In Our Own Image: The Story of Australian Art by Donald Williams
- Designing Rooms For Children by Mary Gilliatt
- The Great Australian & New Zealand Book of Baby Names by Cecily Dynes
- The Tribe that Lost Its Head by Nicholas Monsarrat
- Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
- Friday by Michel Tournier
- The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathon Stroud
- The Golem's Eye by Jonathon Stroud
- A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
- DoomChild by Moses Aaron
- Second Childhood by Morris Gleitzman
- The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally
- Collected Stories by Peter Carey
- The Story of O - parts 1 and 2 by Pauline Reage
- Over Sea, Under Stone (book 1 of The Dark Is Rising sequence) by Susan Cooper
- Greenwitch (book 3 of The Dark Is Rising sequence) by Susan Cooper
- The Grey King (book 4 of The Dark Is Rising sequence) by Susan Cooper
- Silver on the Tree (book 5 of The Dark Is Rising sequence) by Susan Cooper
- A Model by Anais Nin
- Stories of Love by Anais Nin
- Freedom and Beyond by John Holt
- Spires of Spirit by Gael Baudino
- Nobody's Family is Going to Change by Louise Fitzhugh
- Night Maze by Annie Dalton
- Hating Alison Ashley by Robin Klein
- The Playboy's Mistress by Kim Lawrence
- Ballerina by Edward Stewart

Videos & DVDs
- Pilates: Intermediate Program (video)
- Pilates: Advanced Program (video)
- The Little Ark (video)
- Mio in the Land of Faraway (video)
- Legend (DVD)

- Ollie Saves the Planet
- PEEL (Project for Enhancing Effective Learning) in Practice

- Pure Celtic Moods
- Celtic Harp
- Sweet Sounds of Ireland
- Encyclopaedia of Music: Best of Celtic (3 volume set)

- Metal and Paper bookmarks
- Bath set - Vanilla Milk
- Candle (pictured above)
- Rabbit Candle Holder (pictured below)
- Half a tin of white paint

The price for most of these things is neogotiable. Things I have not sold within a week or two will go onto eBay.

And, of course, my many beautiful scarves!