it's a week and a half into the skool holidays. the other day, mum mentioned that she thinks it takes ten days to wind down after a skool term.. i think she's right. my go-to deskooling tricks seem to be a book, a beach, a wasgij, and then finally.. i make stuff.
well, TODAY I BAKED!! pretty domestiKATEd huh.. yes, i found this christmas-happiness languishing at the back of the pantry:
the lads rated it 4 1/2 stars!
raychie is freezing in freezington, so today mike + i upcycled her snuggly pj pants into heatie-wheaties to ward off the wild wet welly w*nter:
also, The Little Vintage Coat Went Out:
a couple of hours. . a little welcome, two new fishies, matariki stars on the window, our awesome authors.. #skoolstartsagainonmonday x
five hours doing my least fave jobs: fridge, pantry, plastics cupboard, ze nefarious bottom drawer..
first day of the term.. started on #100happydays with my classkids + had a fab game of longball x
c'est fini.. only took three and a half weeks! #wasgij x
hazelmade's mischievous pixieness has arrived! we went straight out for a glass of cabernet and warmed olives..
sammo in our local arts paper x
"o captain, my captain!"
you made an extraordinary life. thank you for making ours extraordinary too.
texts with sam #firsttimeonthesnow x
ran most of the way. go me. go my fabulous personal trainer. #daisyhardwick x
spent four hours sorting half of exam week..
far out.. that's some serious air! #showbiz rehearsals x
michael #nomatterwhat #sideofstagestealthshot #showbiz x
bring back homeskooling x
the long-awaited saxomaphone #pleasecloseyourdoorhaha x
happy 25th birthday dan #rendezvousinvegas #missingone #crazycats x
meanwhile, backstage at the theatre
convo with joel:
i got this free compliment at the theatre last night #coolerthanasecrethandshake
fraser aka super-stage-manager got "thank you for making a difference" and ze much-coveted smoke-machine-sticker-ficate x
"compression bandage" for my luge-sprained finger.. lovingly made by mike #12yearoldcraftiness x
happy father's day.. surprise visit + berry pancakes with danny! #bedtimestorieswithdad x
sam and becki - impromptu drama lesson! x
Finn the Human..
the girls: (s)ho(w) business
the boys: hello! (the book of mormon)
works in progress #squee
before-skool view from my kitchen window #nomoregetups x
holiday vibe finally arriving // blackened fingertips stirring, stirring // lads musicking // orangey goodness appearing x
arrived at my parked KTYBUG to find a note on my windscreen from a kindred spirit, so left a note for her...
my poor darling car got a flattie half way to skool today (well, actually, mike and i were singing valerie at top volume, following merrily behind the skool bus and the wee bug accidentally nicked the curb at the stop sign) so i had to "get some bloke in" (she's pretty big job) x
sam, singing with the jazz band~ route 66:
black + white mashup ~ beauty sounds x
zenith ~ boy band:
floss asked for the recipe:
comment banking x
decided to print out my insty pics and go all old-skool on the lounge wall. also decided to use up some curtain samples that are still fire-hazarding the garage x
found the lost technology under the bed, found the monsters, found the carpet #epicmamamanoeuvres x
found this charlie-magic :: holy moly x
found outside arnie's office #prankday x
sneaked out to lunch x
jabba + the princess x
13th bday sleepover x
and so the fun begins.. somehow managed to run a tape measure around sixty kids today.. with huge thanks to my classkids for data entry + for teaching themselves/each other #epicmanoeuvres x
beach walking x
i love my mum x
at skool, on the whiteboard x
saturday lunch for eight (one's already been snarffed)
+ blackbird singing in the dead of night with dan's incredible blackberry-birthday-cheesecake x
scurvy brats x
i heard there was a secret chord..
hospital pass, the day after x
my beautiful baby has arrived!!!!! #mag2014
empty classroom :(
lost my syllables, need a cave, blackened fingertips, a wasgij x
boy band is born! x
Galaxy Defenders, guarding their mystery ingredients for "ready, steady, cook!" x
wingmen #parrotcostume x
christmas in the park x
christmas eve.. at mum + dad's making the mighty pav with this guy x
jingle bell rock x
all is (relatively) quiet on new year's day x