I realised the other week that my Library has no puzzles.
Problem now solved.
What did you think of this one I bought for my High School students? (Kindly completed here by Mr10 with my help, so I could take this photo…)
Have a puzzle-solving week yourself, dear Reader!
Spring has well and truly sprung! Behold, my annual indicator:
And here’s wishing you a week full of new-life yourself, dear Reader!
Check out what Miss14 did to Miss11 at last week’s school fete. And Miss11 paid for the privilege!
In other news, does anyone know how to get blue hair dye out of blonde hair?
Have a learning-full week yourself, dear Reader 🙂
I’m loving my job. The learning curve is the perfect gradient, and not only is my mind constantly active, but every Friday afternoon is spent out in the sun with a dozen or so girls, learning to play golf.
It’s fun; such a change from the rest of the week.
And I get paid to do it!
Here’s wishing you a variety-filled week yourself, dear Reader 🙂
And… it’s Book Week! Biggest week of my work-year, now I’m Teacher Librarian and not Head of Middle School.
At my new school, the Year 12s pick the theme for themselves and the staff. This year: minions.
Staff were allocated roles from the Despicable Me movies. Together with the Head of Senior School, we could both be the evil character, Dr Nefario.
Never one to share nicely with others, and noticing a second baddie unallocated, I graciously stepped aside and let my colleague wear the white lab coat and black lab gloves, and chose slinky long gloves and black high heels for myself.
Scarlett Overkill – here I come!
Wish me luck. (We all know how weak my ankles are…!)
And have a dressed-up-week yourself, dear Reader!
I’ve blogged already this year about Ark. I haven’t played it since that post, but Miss14 has – and is ecstatic that she’s now tamed a griffin (several hours worth of work) and it’s in her own game, not one on a multi-player server.
Because the first one she’d tamed (note: seven HOURS of not-completing-homework and not-helping-around-the-house) had been on a multi-player server – and it had been stolen while she slept. The thief flew him around, and killed him. Big drama. Sigh.
But she’s happy now. And she’s started making videos, and that makes her happy too.
And this makes me happy.
[Lucky she’s up-to-date with her homework and the housework isn’t too onerous, is all I can say!]
Have a ‘happy’ week yourself, dear Reader!
And… it’s August.
And before I start on ‘where is the year flying to?’ and ‘I can’t wait for the winds to kick in… NOT!’ I should focus on the topic of this week’s post: competition.
You see, the first weekend in August is also the weekend of our local Women’s and Girls’ Chess Tournament.
Back in 2017, Miss now-14 won her division and the whole kit-and-kaboodle, with the massive perpetual trophy name plaque and everything. Last year, she placed second.
Miss now-11 was U10 champion in 2017 and U13 champion in 2018.
I entered for the first time last year and placed third. The 2019 tournament was held yesterday. Miss14 won the U18 division, Miss11 placed 4th in U13, and I won myself a red-ribboned medallion. And great fun was had by all!
Here’s hoping you have an enjoyable week this week too, dear Reader!
On my way home just the other week, I pulled over to take this shot:
Because when I tell people that I live opposite a camel farm, they raise an eyebrow.
But see? Proof!
Have a validating week yourself, dear Reader!
Guess what Hubby took the kidlets and me to the other week? Archery!
Not too far from us, there’s a guy who runs an archery store, with a 6-lane indoor range inside it.
We had a ball! I stuck with a recurve bow, as did Miss11 (pictured) but Hubby convinced Miss14 and Master10 to try compound bows. And oh boy – they look so complex! (And so dangerous too…) so I was happy to use my traditional bow, despite pressure from Hubby and two cherubs.
And Miss11 and I didn’t do too badly, either.
Here’s wishing you a focus-filled week, dear Reader!
A new semester starts today.
For 4 out of the 5 in my household, today marks the start at a new school too.
(Feel free to guess the kidlets’ schools from their uniforms…) And have a ‘new’ week yourself, dear Reader!