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 their own adventures.

For the last few years I have set myself a goal on Goodreads.com. Last year I read 35 books and this year I have set myself the goal for 50. (Secretly, I am hoping that I will read more than this…) And I’m excited to see how many books I manage to get through.

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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 never a good thing. My active relaxing means that I need to be doing something.

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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 work thing – who knew teaching was so difficult.

Anyway, I thought I would update with a currently. It’s just a quick way of sharing what I’ve been reading, watching, playing etc.

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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 does take up a significant amount of time but I use it as an excuse as well.

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Adventures in …

It’s that time of the year again. San Diego Comic Con.

Well, it’s nearly that time but I am back in California, hanging with my Uncle and family over here. This also means that I’ve been drinking far too many ice cold caffeinated beverages and trying to relax but also trying to stimulate my brain in a creative sense.

Recently I splashed out and bought an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil after a colleague purchased one as I saw some of the creative things she was doing with hers and it spurred me to indulge myself. And, if I’m honest, it has been one of my best purchases in a while. I’m currently typing out my post on it and, I’m impressed with the developments from my old iPad 2.

I even started drawing again. I mean it’s just a little bit of sketching but it’s a start. The apps that I’ve been using are Procreate and Good Notes. (more…)