I used to teach early 1900s Australian history to thirteen year olds. Oft times it was difficult to say who was more bored- me, wondering when the overloaded spit ball above a child’s head would succumb to gravity and fall onto a desk… Or the students, whose hormonally overloaded brains wondered who the hell these … Continue reading Australian History Hilarious? A Review of ‘Girt’ and Eliza Fraser.
Well, it's the first few days of school holidays here in sunny Queensland and I can safely say Thank Feck for that! Term 3 was hectic and after some holiday action I'll be ready for Term 4, end of year concerts and Christm... Oh shit. Christmas. Is there no end??? Readers of this here blog and people … Continue reading That One Time I Was Prepared For Christmas.
This post was supposed to be "Book Week Hacks For Those Who Can't Craft Good" but as I watched my little girl put up with her awful slapped together Possum Magic costume and listened to her Principal talk about how every single person has their own 'Story', I wondered what perspective she'd have of hers. What's Sussie's … Continue reading My Daughter’s Story.
Warning: This post contains swears. I used to love making dinner. I’d talk about it with my work colleagues and we’d discuss which spice to use and whether I needed red or brown onion. And then I’d pop into the shops on the way home and buy those onions and ten other things I didn’t … Continue reading Why Jamie Oliver Needs to Go Back to Maths Class.