Thursday, March 24, 2016

Work, and All That Jazz

Don't you all just love how I've suddenly posted so many photos?! LOL. But they will come . . . someday.

In regards to the job I mentioned in my last update, that was to teach a music/recorder class at a local school. They agreed to try me and I'm several weeks into that now; it's a different experience than private instrumental teaching but I'm getting the hang of it and it's going well. Using the book I learnt from ~12 years ago brings back memories! The difference is that the accompaniment tracks are on a CD now instead of a cassette tape ;P

Soon after I started the above-mentioned teaching, I was offered another job driving a few kids to and from preschool every day. I did a first-aid course for that (I'm never going into the medical field) and my police vet cleared early this week so I've just started that as well. Truth be told I'm looking forward to this long weekend because I'm really tired from being up at 6 every day lol. 

So that's my work update for now; in other news, we got to catch up with a couple of our Welly cousins last week when they were visiting Auckland last week. No pics since I'm really slack but it was cool to see them again. 

Bought gifts last-minute for my little sisters' birthday last Friday, gave them and had cake in the evening. Finished dinner and birthday celebrations, then about 10pm started working on the 100 biscuits I needed for a friend's engagement party the next day!

I'm working on this for a few minutes having afternoon tea and some downtime after teaching (school), and waiting for mum to get back from shopping so I can cook. My flute teacher had a baby a couple weeks back (oops, that's how far behind I am!) and I've been meaning to take her a meal since then. I made some pies last night and I have the gift now, so I'll do some work on the meal soon and hopefully take everything over tomorrow. Won't be time tonight since I'm babysitting from six onwards!

Monday, March 21, 2016


"There is only one way to avoid criticism:
do nothing,
say nothing,
and be nothing."
~ Aristotle

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Maria and Laura's Birthday Party {July 2015}

We had a {very} late birthday party for Maria and Laura last year; almost as late as this post! :P Even so, it's hard to believe it's almost time to plan their next one!

: : Pass the parcel : :
{A party staple around here}

: : Because "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" got old apparently : :

: : Concentration! : :

: : Poser : :

: : There's just something special about handmade gifts : :