Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Busy for the rest of the term

As the title says, I'm busy for the rest of the term. I've been doing 3-4 days a week of relief work lately but today I got given a 3 week contract teaching Yr 1/2. This will bring me upto the end of term. There is a lot of stuff happening in the 3 weeks that I have to help out with. School photos, art week, white shirt day and Fathers day.

Already I've started a list of things to take in with me on Monday like science experients, a novel to complete, art materials I've been collecting and other bits and bobs for the classroom. I'm also doing to pick up the planning on Friday afternoon so I can get ahead of what needs to be organised.

I'm exstremly pleased to be getting so much work as I'm saving up my money so that Jeff and I will have enough for a deposit on land or a house when we get married. We are hoping to buy land and build on it however whether this will be possible I don't know!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Garden Update

No photos for this blog I'm afraid for two reasons. My camera isn't working very well and I'm using my laptop which does not contain any of my photos. So use your imagination!

Talia's Green Thumb video blog has inspired me to tell you about how my veggie garden is going. Good news mostly as my celery and spring onions are big and healthy. My carrots and parsnip are still very small but are all going well. Sad news for my peas as most of the plants have died however the ones which have survived are doing well and I'm hoping will produce plenty of peas.

On the weekend I'm planning on extending the garden to add some spring veggies. I'm planting pumpkin, watermellon, potatos, onions, tomatos, sweet corn, brocoli and culiflower. However first I have to dig up a new patch to plant them.

This term I've averaged two days a week supply teaching however this week I will have worked 3 days. Possibly more if I get days on Thursday and Friday. I must say I'm quite enjoying it and the work isn't really that hard. I've got a lot of strategies for dealing with classes and always have an activity on hand to fill in the time.

Steam Cleaner
For quite a while now Jeff and I have been discussing the idea of buying a steam cleaner. We felt that it would allow us to clean (when we have our own house one day) without harmful chemicals. So we found one of ebay for really cheap and it arrived. The bathroom at my house looks great now and it even cleans the carpets perfectly.

Bible Studies
Jeff and I were able to go to Talia and Lukes for a bible study the other night, than we had one at my house as well. Both were excellent and I felt that I learnt so much from each person that shared their thoughts. Both Jeff and I are hoping that we can make it to even more study nights and hopefully have some more at my house in the future.

Not a lot else to share at the moment as I am basicly just taking any work that I get and spending time with Jeff and my friends.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Irresistible Albert

Last Saturday night, Rachel, Aaron, Jeff and myself went to a little theatre in Nambour to see a play which Pete was in. The whole night consisted of pizza and drinks with 4 short act plays.

Pete played Irresistible Albert in the second play of the night. Albert was a geek who thought he was irresistible to women and that they’d follow him home. It was really funny and I can’t imagine a better person for the part than Pete. He did a fantastic job and everyone loved it!

The whole night was excellent and just reminded me how much I love seeing plays at the theatre. Well Done Pete!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Titanic - Adventure Out of Time

I made a wonderful discovery the other night when cleaning out my desk draws. My favourite computer game (when I was like 13 yrs old) Titanic – Adventure Out of Time, was tucked right up the back. Anyways I put it in the computer thinking that it would work AND amazingness of amazing, it worked!!!!!

Last night Jeff and I started to play it even thought Jeff felt it was pretty lame! We both got right into it and on his visit downstairs to get more food, Chris got involved too! I’m not really one of computer games but all of a sudden I looked at the clock and it was 1am! Much to my disappointment I had to save and go to bed but I’m so loving it.

Titanic has got to be the best game ever and if you’ve never played it you should, even just once. I’m addicted.