Oz

I love this..

“If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles, or carried helplessly out to sea by irresistible currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback” – Bill Bryson

yes darling, I’m still coming..:p

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I think this is the better one of the two, but I’m glad I had a go at the other one anyway, cos at least I could use it as a comparison..

Friday *sigh*

its been a mixture of good and bad today.

bad – cos I hadnt slept well, yet still had to get up early.
bad – cos I didnt get to spend long with Jay on skype or on the phone
bad – cos my performance review was still along the lines of “okay-ish but with flashes of undeniable brilliance”
bad – cos its a howling gale outside
bad – cos a few good guys were leaving work for new jobs today

good – cos I did get to speak to my Jay a little.
good – cos I got some veiled praise in my review
good – cos I know it doesnt really matter. I’ll be gone in 3 months.
good – cos Henry was crawling today
good – cos Ella is a little star and made me swell with pride doing maths in the car
good – cos Ella was defending me against some old friends who arent too happy that my ex and I are getting along really well. They’d prefer it if everyone was miserable I think.

So yeah – a mixed day. I’m tired, but happy.

Ella was really quick at maths in the car – she can add up, but a bit slowly and by counting it all out. So I showed her the “count on from the first number to the second using fingers” method. I.e 3 + 5 – start at 3 and count 5 fingers and the numbers from 3 to get the answer. She had this nailed in just 5 minutes.

We then tacked subtraction – same deal – she had it done in a few mins, but we were rolling around laughing when I told her that you could add up to take away…showing her that 8 – 3 could be worked out by counting up from 3 to 8 and adding up the fingers.. she was amazed that it worked, but was then able to do some good ones like 13 – 8 in just a few seconds.

*proud Daddy*

guitar time

bass busking

night light

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