Five ideas to beat school holiday boredom

Five ideas to beat school holiday boredom

As the collective sighs of parents across Australia are let out, you know that third term is almost coming to a close. It's traditionally a busy term; it's as though schools realise in the middle of the year how fast time is slipping away and then try to jam as much in as possible before the kids switch off completely in term four. In the last few weeks alone we've had book week, science week and this week is happy week (Poss' school celebrates a week called 'happy week' which makes me have … [Continue reading...]

A soggy wet envelope

A soggy wet envelope

In mailboxes across the country, families of kids in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will have just received, or will be receiving their NAPLAN results. Ours arrived last week. That large white envelope stuck up out of the letterbox, with a menacing look about it. It rained the day it arrived. But then we live in Melbourne, so it rains a lot. I'm not sure the two things are connected. But it did leave the envelope all soggy, making the pages inside stick together and become almost unreadable. We … [Continue reading...]

Hold you tight

Hold you tight

When you wake up in the morning, I’ll be gone. Somewhere on a plane, in the sky, a thousand kilometres away from our warm home. It will still be dark when I pull my tiny suitcase down the path and out to the waiting taxi. The sun will come up and Dad will be in […]

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Just like that

Just like that

As I pulled up to the lights, I couldn’t help but see her. She was pushing a bright yellow bicycle. Not neon yellow, more of a rich canary yellow; the type of yellow you would choose out of the box of Crayolas to colour in the sun. The basket (yes, this fabulous bike also had […]

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Creature of habit

Creature of habit

While Poss might be a creature of habit, you don’t have to look too hard to see the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I’m the first to admit, that once I find something I’m comfortable with, then I don’t generally seek out change. I’m not alone in this. Most people get comfortable in […]

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