Wishing all family, friends and followers a happy Christmas and best wishes for 2019.
Thank you for all the likes, comments and encouragement. I look forward to sharing more photos, travels and favourite places in Tasmania with you next year.
Pretty cool place to do music practice. It made me think of my daughters, a decade ago, the sound of trumpet, saxophone, flute, keyboard and drums in our home.
I haven’t posted much in recent weeks. I haven’t read other blogs. Life has been busy and hobbies have dropped by the wayside for a while. I’m hoping that longer days and the start of spring will give me renewed enthusiasm for blogging and taking photos.
It’s now 4 years since I started this blog. Initially as a way of sharing news and photos with family and friends back in the UK, as we moved to Tasmania. I had no idea how enjoyable blogging would be, how many friendships would grow from this online community.
It is also 4 years since I started taking a “photo a day”. Some photos represent my day, others relate to a daily prompt from an online PAD Group. There have been lots of blue skies and bright colour days during these happy years.
Just glancing at this collage is bringing back joyful memories of ordinary days and special days. I’m feeling inspired for another twelve months of photos and blogging 🙂
You learn a lot about an organisation when you work in the accounts department. I’ve been working in a temp role at a fee-paying school that has students from kindergarten to Year 12.
The school opened back in 1892 on this site. As well as the expected modern class rooms, there are some beautiful old houses that are still part of the campus. The school has a boarding house, a swimming pool open to the public, science labs, music rooms, theatre, library, halls, chapel, courtyards and memorial gardens.
I have paid creditor invoices for an amazing range of items….
Pens and pencils to a new school bus
Swimming caps to drums of Sodium Hypochlorite (pool chemicals)
Text books to toilet rolls
Window cleaning to line marking on the sports field
Utility bills to food for the tuck shop
Art supplies to flights for teacher conferences
Lawyer fees to fire alarm maintenance
Props for drama shows to sheep eye balls for science class (yes really!)
I’ve learnt that ….
A4 white paper is delivered by the pallet load
Year 2 look after a brood of chickens (I’ve paid for the chook food)
I’ve also learnt that school rules have changed in the past one hundred years.
This job has dominated my month, so this is my contribution to Changing Seasons hosted by Su.
At the beginning of April, I wasn’t working, I had time on my hands, so I decided to join this annual alphabet challenge.
Here we are at the end of the month and I have managed to post every day. It’s been a rather random selection of topics, but I’ve enjoyed sharing my month and some favourite photos.
My “photo a day” group also ran an alphabet challenge this month, with the first four days having number themes before the letters started. Here are PAD my photos.
Looking back, it’s been weeks of glorious weather here in Hobart. Even though I started a full time temp job mid-month, I’ve still found time to get outdoors and connect with nature, as evidenced by the pictures.
I was chuffed that my photo of Russell Falls, taken on Friday, was selected as a “Fab Four” winner for the letter W in the PAD group.
This is my contribution to Su’s Changing Seasons challenge
I’m a week into a new job, a temporary position for a few months, doing Accounts Payable at a school. I have lots of questions, about the system, their procedure. New names and faces to remember, a large school campus to navigate.
It’s a long time since I’ve put myself under this much pressure, pushed myself this much out of my comfort zone. But it is getting easier each day. I have revisited a couple of text books from my studies last year, which help. Everyone is very friendly and supportive.
I’m sure I’ll soon get on top of the workload and it will feel less hectic. In the meantime, roll on the weekend!
Later today, a very important visitor will arrive, to spend a week with us.
He is travelling more than one thousand kilometres, taking his first ever flight.
This visit has required some additional preparations, some specific equipment.
A travel cot and high chair have been borrowed, a baby car seat hired.
Supplies have been purchased, including a few small toys and books.
Our apartment is now “baby proof”, ornaments and books moved out of reach, our driftwood tree relegated to the communal hallway.
Yes, our seven month old grandson is coming to stay 🙂
As I have one daughter in Australia and one in the UK, I get to celebrate two Mother’s Days.
This is the fabulous card I received from my younger girl in London. As well as the # on the card, there have been numerous other hash tags in conversations and messages …
Also a message from my Sydney girl this morning… “Happy UK Mother’s Day !!! 😘 your card’ll arrive in May 😉”
Love you girls!!! xxx