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I noticed at dawn the other day, that the edges of the cloud formation on the horizon mirrored the contours of the land. Check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

I wonder if this happens all the time, and I’ve only just noticed? I’ll have to google it…

Anyway, have a notice-able week yourself, dear Reader!

– KRidwyn

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

– KRidwyn

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Iโ€™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.

Itโ€™s fun; such a change from the rest of the week.

And I get paid to do it!

Hereโ€™s wishing you a variety-filled week yourself, dear Reader ๐Ÿ™‚

KRidwyn

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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!

– KRidwyn

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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!

– KRidwyn

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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!

– KRidwyn

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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!

– KRidwyn