On Wednesday it was still summer here, yesterday was autumn and today is winter. We have an Antarctic front pushing up over central Australia which means the crispest and most driest of cold days and nights. Windy too, and it’s apparently bringing a dust storm. We had expected to wake this morning to a dust haze but so far we still have blue skies. It will be an inside weekend, that’s for sure!
Week two of learning from home. Working for one son, not so much for the other. So we quit – for the one who it wasn’t working for. His school, which is also the school I work for, was offering paper based packs for families who didn’t have internet or access to devices. However, they made up enough packs for the whole junior school, years 7 to 9, five weeks worth of work, an incredible effort for the teachers and administrative staff. I picked up a pack and now I have a clipboard which I attach my son’s daily lessons to and he works his way through it and brings it back when he’s done. Not all kids are cut out for competent computer use, plus, I think my son learns better when things are laid out in front of him as opposed to flicking through screens.
Joke of the week:
Book of the week:
This one isn’t released until the end of June. It’s absolutely glorious, all of my favourite things woven into the one story. I’ll remind you about it when it releases.
What I’ve been watching:
I’ve been watching a bit more TV than usual of late. First up, I finished series three of The Marvellous Mrs Maisel, which puts me up to date with this show. I really liked series three, there was a strong feminist theme and political tone running through it.
Then I gobbled up The Spanish Princess, a Starz production that follows on from their previous series, The White Queen and The White Princess. These series all follow the Philippa Gregory novels. They also provide a good background lead in to The Tudors, even though that series was made by different producers. I like watching these sort of historical dramas, I never get tired of them.
Bonus joke of the week:
As a mother of two boys, I’m privy to a lot of toilet humour. This one did the rounds at our house this week:
I know! You can’t help but laugh… 😂
What I’m reading right now:
This week I started a buddy read over in my Facebook bookclub. We’re all reading The Night Circus. I’m loving it and I can’t believe I let this book escape my notice for so long. This novel is also one from my isolation lucky dip reading list.
Until next week… 😊☕📚