I should be studying for my mid-semester exam. Instead I’m doing this. I’ll be quick.
3. We spent last weekend in Victoria’s beautiful King Valley. In my life BC (Before Children) I worked in catchment and water management. My work was all about rivers. Sometimes I forget the restorative power of rivers until I’m sitting next to one. Speaking of restorative, the trip also included wine, cheese and spectacular views.
4. And on another holiday front, we’re taking the kids to Uluru later in the year. I’ve been twice before (the first time in the days when people still climbed it) but looking forward to introducing the kids to “Australia’s Mighty Monolith”.
5. My review of Gabe Durham’s Fun Camp has been so well received that I might restrict all future reviews to four words.
6. Pyramid-selling schemes make me intensely uncomfortable. Am I alone?
7. I played an April Fool’s Day joke on my kids this year. I don’t ordinarily play pranks so it was completely unexpected. I went to great lengths to doctor a notice from school regarding a strict new ‘healthy’ policy on the contents of lunch boxes. In particular, the notice stated –
“It is understandable that the new approach will be met with some resistance. Therefore, we have decided that once a term we will have ‘Biscuit Day’, when children can bring biscuits, snack foods and white bread as part of their lunch.”
My son in grade-three cried “Well WHEN is Biscuit Day?!”
As we drove to school, their lunch boxes bursting with fruit, vegetables and bread of the extremely fibrous variety, I informed them that they’d been fooled. And they loved it. They loved the lengths I’d gone to with the notice and that they’d believed in Biscuit Day. *already planning next year’s prank*
8. On the topic of biscuits, the Mint Slice rules the world. And then I saw this cake…. I can’t even….
Christine at Bookishly Boisterous started this meme – get amongst it.