Why my mum is stronger than me.

On the 13th of November my mum had her left leg amputated. Prior to that 2020 had already thrown us so many curveballs that I almost wasn’t surprised. I should also mention that it was Friday the 13th when she had her leg amputated. It also saved her life. It gave her life. ( When…

Currently Thursday 9th April

So we are now two weeks into our lockdown…keeping in our bubbles. Which means I have been talking to my cat as if he were a real person. It also means that I have been dancing around my house and re-enacting film scenes with said cat…which, let’s face it, isn’t that different from what I’d…

Be Kind – It's a Confusing Time

Note: I am not an expert nor a professional. I have linked to some places that might help you sift through some of the information that is being spread around. Also, most of these sites will be New Zealand focused as that where I live. I, like so many other people at this time, am…

The “B” word… (busy)

Last year I realised (and was told several times) that I was always busy. Every time someone asked how I was going I was quick to respond with busy – but I realised that busy, for me, was synonymous with stressed. I found that was I was doing a lot stuff that was really not…

I Created A Bookstagram…

I am a reader. I’ve always been a reader. Yet, since I have become a teacher I feel that I haven’t been reading for pleasure as much as I used to. Sure, I read heaps of essays and educational related material but I don’t always read simply for the joy of finding new friends in…

Summer Bucket List

It is finally the summer holidays. School finished for me two days ago. This means that Christmas is just around the corner. The beaches and lakes are ready and teachers are taking their first proper breaths since term three. It also means that I suddenly have weird amounts of time on my hands which is…

Small Changes Mini Goals

Change is scary. No matter how much I pretend that change is easy it really isn’t. There is a a heavy aspect of fear that hovers around change. Most of this fear revolves around how others view you and how you think you are viewed by others. It’s complicated. But change is important for many…

Currently May Edition

Over the last few weeks I have played the first four games in the Uncharted Series, been to Auckland on a school trip, finished reading two books, seen several movies, done normal chores, and planned some of my trip to San Diego Comic Con. Not to mention looked after my nieces and done the whole…

Writing and motivation

It may surprise some people to realise that I am an expert procrastinator. What I mean is that I avoid doing many of the things that I want to do due to any number of reasons. Things such as keeping up to date with my blogging, reading, writing, and numerous other activities. And, yes, teaching…

My Heart is Heavy

Warning: This post is my reaction to the Terror Attack in New Zealand.