“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Thursday, January 01, 2015
it's a week and a half into the skool holidays. the other day, mum mentioned that she thinks it takes ten days to wind down after a skool term.. i think she's right. my go-to deskooling tricks seem to be a book, a beach, a wasgij, and then finally.. i make stuff.
well, TODAY I BAKED!! pretty domestiKATEd huh.. yes, i found this christmas-happiness languishing at the back of the pantry:
the lads rated it 4 1/2 stars!
raychie is freezing in freezington, so today mike + i upcycled her snuggly pj pants into heatie-wheaties to ward off the wild wet welly w*nter:
also, The Little Vintage Coat Went Out:
a couple of hours. . a little welcome, two new fishies, matariki stars on the window, our awesome authors.. #skoolstartsagainonmonday x
five hours doing my least fave jobs: fridge, pantry, plastics cupboard, ze nefarious bottom drawer..
first day of the term.. started on #100happydays with my classkids + had a fab game of longball x
c'est fini.. only took three and a half weeks! #wasgij x
hazelmade's mischievous pixieness has arrived! we went straight out for a glass of cabernet and warmed olives..
sammo in our local arts paper x
"o captain, my captain!"
you made an extraordinary life. thank you for making ours extraordinary too.
texts with sam #firsttimeonthesnow x
ran most of the way. go me. go my fabulous personal trainer. #daisyhardwick x
spent four hours sorting half of exam week..
far out.. that's some serious air! #showbiz rehearsals x
michael #nomatterwhat #sideofstagestealthshot #showbiz x
bring back homeskooling x
the long-awaited saxomaphone #pleasecloseyourdoorhaha x
happy 25th birthday dan #rendezvousinvegas #missingone #crazycats x
meanwhile, backstage at the theatre
convo with joel:
i got this free compliment at the theatre last night #coolerthanasecrethandshake
fraser aka super-stage-manager got "thank you for making a difference" and ze much-coveted smoke-machine-sticker-ficate x
"compression bandage" for my luge-sprained finger.. lovingly made by mike #12yearoldcraftiness x
happy father's day.. surprise visit + berry pancakes with danny! #bedtimestorieswithdad x
sam and becki - impromptu drama lesson! x
Finn the Human..
the girls: (s)ho(w) business
the boys: hello! (the book of mormon)
works in progress #squee
before-skool view from my kitchen window #nomoregetups x
holiday vibe finally arriving // blackened fingertips stirring, stirring // lads musicking // orangey goodness appearing x
arrived at my parked KTYBUG to find a note on my windscreen from a kindred spirit, so left a note for her...
my poor darling car got a flattie half way to skool today (well, actually, mike and i were singing valerie at top volume, following merrily behind the skool bus and the wee bug accidentally nicked the curb at the stop sign) so i had to "get some bloke in" (she's pretty big job) x
sam, singing with the jazz band~ route 66:
black + white mashup ~ beauty sounds x
zenith ~ boy band:
floss asked for the recipe:
comment banking x
decided to print out my insty pics and go all old-skool on the lounge wall. also decided to use up some curtain samples that are still fire-hazarding the garage x
found the lost technology under the bed, found the monsters, found the carpet #epicmamamanoeuvres x
found this charlie-magic :: holy moly x
found outside arnie's office #prankday x
sneaked out to lunch x
jabba + the princess x
13th bday sleepover x
and so the fun begins.. somehow managed to run a tape measure around sixty kids today.. with huge thanks to my classkids for data entry + for teaching themselves/each other #epicmanoeuvres x
beach walking x
i love my mum x
at skool, on the whiteboard x
saturday lunch for eight (one's already been snarffed)
+ blackbird singing in the dead of night with dan's incredible blackberry-birthday-cheesecake x
scurvy brats x
i heard there was a secret chord..
hospital pass, the day after x
my beautiful baby has arrived!!!!! #mag2014
empty classroom :(
lost my syllables, need a cave, blackened fingertips, a wasgij x
boy band is born! x
Galaxy Defenders, guarding their mystery ingredients for "ready, steady, cook!" x
wingmen #parrotcostume x
christmas in the park x
christmas eve.. at mum + dad's making the mighty pav with this guy x
jingle bell rock x
all is (relatively) quiet on new year's day x