Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Hannah's grade has 3 day camp this week.  She left yesterday morning and will get back tomorrow afternoon. It is so quiet without her.  I never realised how much noise and energy she has. She is usually on YouTube watching some musical. The latest is "Cats".  She trys to find it in different languages.  Then of course she is bouncing around, and talking, sometimes non stop.  So it is very quiet without her.  I'll be glad when she gets back. I don't know what the purpose of this camp is.  The kids do lots of fun things, night hike, camp fire, making curry outside and some other stuff.  Not really educational so what is the purpose? 
The other kids are doing okay.  David got knocked off his bike by a dog, the dog then ran over him.  Also this morning David was trying to cut down the hedge a bit when a pigeon attacked him.  Not a good day for David and animals.
I am getting back into my schedule after a weeks holiday.  It was nice to have no work for a few days.  This next will be busy with Halloween.  I'll make some cookies and do something for the kiddies classes.  But I am not doing as much as I did last year, I really don't have the energy!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Long Overdue Update

Been really busy and just a bit out of things lately!
The first Sunday of the month was Hannah's field day.  It is a long day and for me rather boring. Hannah's school is large so each child only does 4 or 5 events.  each event is only a few minutes long, so watch Hannah run, sit around for an hour or so, watch Hannah do the team cheers, sit around for a few more hours and so on until about 3:30 or so.  I was up at 5am to make obento so a rather exhausted day for me.  But Hannah had a good time.  A few photo's from that day.

The local football mascot came to cheer the kids on

Hannah carrying one of her friends in the gymnastics display

In other news Mikey passed his driving test and we got a car.  I am so happy.  I can finally shop. Mikey has problems with parking and of course he is still nervous.  That makes me nervous riding with him.  I hope that with time and practice he gets better.

Our new car, 2nd hand but new to us

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I don't like any kind of bug!  Any creepy crawly makes my skin crawl and reduces me to a screaming mess.  Amuses the kids no end but I hate bugs.
Hubby was the gardener, every year he would spray the trees outside to stop the bugs taking over. This year I never even thought about it until we had an infestation of stink bugs.  They were on the trees near the entrance so of course when we put the lights on in the evening the entrance would be full of these things.  As students came in and out the bugs would follow, they would take up residence on the celling waiting for me to get sleepy then dive bomb me!!  More screaming and running in circles.  Finally in desperation I called hubby's friend.  He came last week and sprayed the trees, we are now bug less!!!

And just to add to the screams, we had a visitor in the shape of a large spider!

Then just to keep me smiling one of my students came in this tee shirt