Art Classes for term one

Well we had our final art class for the term on Monday. I had the most wonderful time with my students – we explored tone and shape, line and textures, relationships and light and dark through still life studies, painting with watercolour, and developing a drawing into a lino print. I am always surprised to…

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A Frog Pond

I’ve spent the morning planting out some Lomandra grasses into my garden. This is part of a new book project I’ve been working on for a couple of years, I am writing a book to follow on from A Patch from Scratch about building a back yard frog pond. Records show that frog populations in…

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La La Land

Last night my family and I headed out to the movies to watch the new Star Wars movie Rogue One. But while we were lining up for our tickets, my husband asked me if there was something else I’d rather see. I had a quick look at the lineup, read a review or two and…

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E20 Awards

I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at this year’s E20 Awards, committed to technology, innovation and best practice in education. While I was at the decidedly ‘low tech’ end of the spectrum, I met and heard from some really exciting people using technology in very innovative ways. Nathan Beverage from LinkSprite talked…

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E20 Awards 2016

I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at this year’s E20 Awards, committed to technology, innovation and best practice in education. While I was at the decidedly ‘low tech’ end of the spectrum, I met and heard from some really exciting people using technology in very innovative ways. Nathan Beverage from LinkSprite talked…

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Kids Activity Morning at Food Connect

I love the ethos of Food Connect and have been a customer of their locally sourced, freshly picked, non sprayed fresh fruit and vegetables for years now. I feel that we are on the same sustainable, ethical, healthy food journey and it was a real joy to work together with the children at a Food…

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