Where have I been? I've been trying to have a life around all the work required at this time of the year. Meanwhile, I am so impressed with my sister Patti at Bliss Fruit; she has seized the day, put herself out there, lived for the moment and all the other cliches, and taken a stall at a local market. She paints colourful and whimsical canvases which definitely require a bigger audience than just her family. And she is selling her work!
Meanwhile, I'm writing reports and reflecting on four months of teaching this wonderful class. We've achieved mutual respect and trust, and I think we all enjoy every day. One of the boys told me today that they were all very impressed on day 2 of the year, when one 'character' threw a paper plane across the room and I looked up and said " what terrific aeronautical skills" and went back to what we were doing. (There have been no more planes - I guess he didn't get the response he wanted!).