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Writing : I am participating in NaNoWriMo, along with my little band of student writers. It is a work of fiction, and yes, based on libraries and books, and new technology and altering history.

Reading : The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. The book sits on my desk in the library, and I read it during my literacy classes free reading periods, so I am dipping in and out and keeping half an eye on students at the same time (and remember there is only one eye to start with!) so not conducive to happy reading, but I am enjoying the tale. Problem is that sometimes I end up reading the same paragraph a couple of times before I actually retain it. Oh the hazards of being a teacher librarian!

Wishing : Counting down to the end of the school year. Four weeks to go! However, I am booked to have a mole near near my ex-eye removed over the holidays, so last day of school I am off to a plastic surgeon for step one of the process. I am also due to have a colonoscopy, so I am not sure why I am so excited about holidays coming… oh, wait, yes, I do know ….NO STUDENTS FOR SEVEN WEEKS!

Best moment: when one of my little band of student writers called me “the best teacher in the world”. I don’t actually teach her in any subjects, we only meet for the writing group, but her compliment came at the end of a long day when one of my other students used the f word towards me, so it gave me the strength to last another day. (The naughty student got suspended for a day for his utterance.)  I think said compliment may have been influenced by the food I provide every week in our writing sessions!

Missing : Lost family members. Anniversaries of deaths of my Dad and BIL recently. Good memories of happy times, too short, make it a sad time. Missing my Mum, who is here in body but not in spirit, due to dementia. I wish, I wish…



Paris 1950 Ed Van Der Elsken

Paris 1950 Ed Van Der Elsken

Reading –  Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore – actually I am listening to the audiobook; for the second time! I love the mystery, the reality, the mix of books and technology. My pick for 2014, I think.

Listening  -To the kookaburras in the trees outside my house. Australians pronounce kookaburra, as COOK-a-burra. We just do.

Watching – Quite enjoying Secretary of State with Tea Leoni . I have never recovered from the demise of West Wing, so this is feeding my addiction.

Wishing – I wish I had more time, more energy, more, more, more motivation. Maybe the time and energy is wound up in the lack of motivation.

Drinking – Tea. Always tea. REAL tea.

Wanting – Holidays. Retirement. Freedom. More time, more energy, more motivation.

What are you currently up to?