A PUPdate and more

It’s March and a lot has happened in little Old Aotearoa New Zealand. For the last two years we had managed Covid 19 really well but with omicron it was almost too much to try and control so now it is here and we’re all tired and trying to figure out how to carry on…

50 000 words written

I did it again. I spent this month writing 50 000 words for NaNoWriMo. 50 000 words. 30 days. Unlimited plot holes and mixed up timelines.

Of Tattoos and things…

You know how I talked about crossing things off your bucket list last post? Well, I crossed another thing off. I got a new tattoo. Yep, it’s an origami stegosaur with a splash of water colour.

Things I Learned Yesterday…

I have a bucket list. In fact, I have several bucket lists scattered around on bits of papers and in half written journals. Doesn’t everyone? For the longest time my bucket list was pretty average. Go travelling, write a novel (I’m working on it) learn how to do a handstand (still working on that one…

My gallbladder tried to kill me…

I have the best excuse for not updating… Previously I wrote about my hospital stay here.¬†This was back in April and I was popped on the waiting list for an elective laparoscopic¬†cholecystectomy which was supposed to be done in May … Fast forward to the end of May where I found myself back in hospital….

What are you passionate about?

Parent: “You seem so passionate about your subject. What else are you passionate about?” Me: “Oh I love reading and gaming and using these ideas in the classroom. I really want students to understand that they have different options with regard to…”¬† This is a typical interaction that I’ve had with various parents over the…