We have been to the Royal Show many times, nearly every year since Jack was about 4, and there is always something new to love. This year we enjoyed the neon magnificence of sideshow alley at twilight and I just had to share these pics:
How people stand these frightening rides I will never know! Until next time,
So... when I was last here (about four months ago!), the staff at my school were applying for their jobs and ...I did not get mine! That was a bit of a shock! I just didn't provide enough detail in my application. Well, lesson learned. Thankfully, I now have a position in another school but it is miles from our home. So we decided to move. On January 2nd. We are just renting our new place for now, but we are finally in a nice big house, with lots of room for all our stuff! And living here means my drive to work is only 30 minutes rather than 50. It is all very exciting, but a tad stressful. I put my back out while packing which was just on the cusp of the New Year, so I've been pretty much useless since then. Lots of time for reading books though, which has been awesome!
I have had a pretty stressful week with tradespeople not turning up, and having to apply for my teaching job (we are overstaffed at our school and have to lose 9 teachers for next year!) Also, the teen fiction collection I helped set up in the school library had to be put back with the rest of the books because many of the teachers didn't like the idea. Added to that I had the start of a cold and now have some puky gastro bug. So my week has sucked big time!
Luckily I read some good books, which I have reviewed over at my other blog
Hopefully I will have a better week and find out that I will keep my job (cross fingers) and that the tradespeople will all turn up (cross toes) and we will have our new kitchen installed (cross everything!) At the moment we have absolutely no kitchen, as hubby ripped out the last of it on Saturday, so a new one would be very good!
Popping over to Book Journey now where hopefully everyone has had a better week than me!
Hi, fellow readers! One of the highlights of my week has been reading the story of one of my favourite singers, Pat Benatar. I read this as an ebook and highly recommend it if you have been a fan of Benatar at any time during her career. She is a truly awesome lady! My other reads were a rural chick lit book set in South Australia, and a fashion chick lit book set in Ireland. Both pretty satisfying reads, you can see how I rated them over at my other blog, Owl Book Reviews.
I am writing this while watching Noah with Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connolly, and I am stunned at this sci-fi version of the biblical tale, with its rock monsters, fast growing plants, and dream sequences. Quite bizarre!
Time to visit Book Journey to see what everyone is reading this week!
Hello again! I'm still reading as much as possible so I can give up some books for a book sale at our school in one week's time! Arrrgh, impossible! My To-Be-Read pile is still ginormous! I would actually really like to get into the new Robin Hobb book, but I just have to read a few romance books that I was given, because I can't set them free without giving them a chance!
In other news; I have been rearranging our school library so the teenagers have an area of fiction with books written for their age group. These books had previously been filed with the junior fiction, and were hard to find:
Hopefully with some promotion, they will venture in and start borrowing, as the general interest of the teens in the library has all but disappeared over recent years. Does anyone have any tips they can share about getting teens into the library? Please share in the comments if you do.
Going to visit Book Journey now, as Sheila is always very inspiring and has awesome bookish adventures.