Sunday 2nd August 2015

Things I Know About. #TIKA149/365.


Things I Know About. #TIKA 149/365. Things I Know About. This will be a series of posts. I will post them each THURSDAY. Starting 4 June —– should I work it all out properly! The series might contain certain numbers of items I believe I “know about”. For instance, next week will be: 10 Things […]

My Role As a Mentor. 125/365.


My Role As a Mentor. 125/365. I’ve always liked helping people. I now want to help those who’d like to have a confidential chat about their career. Specifically in education. This is a role where I can help people look at their career path in a way which may help them unlock new ways of […]

Is Your Child Ready To Start School in 2016? 118/365.

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Is Your Child Ready To Start School in 2016? 118/365. This title is not unfamiliar to my long-term readers! However it is ‘timely’ for new readers and those who may wish to consider this for their pre-school aged children. I am a retired K-6 principal and I spent decades of my career devoted to the […]

Excited. At Last. 5/365.


Excited. At Last. 5/365. Whenever someone has heard that we are moving to the coast for a  lifestyle change and time for us, the response is often: “how exciting”. And until today, 9 days before we leave, I have politely smiled, and nodded and inwardly thought “not excited, more terrified and sad all at once”. […]

Bye ’14…Welcome 2015!


2014 thanks for the memories..of: ups, downs and all the in-betweens. 2015 is bringing a new lifestyle for us and for me a new(er) way to consider how I write here. I hope you will join me as I…. TAKE LIFE ONE DAY AT A TIME. This is new territory for me! I’ve even found a […]

Who Am I? The A-Z Version.


  Preamble: In reviewing blog posts from a few years back, I came upon this one. It’s been over 2 years since I wrote it and when I reviewed what I’d written then I realised some no longer apply (for good reasons) and others remain the same. Today, 29 March 2014 here is my…. ALPHABET […]

Seven Days.


Seven Days. Since last Sunday here’s where I’ve been and what I’ve done. In a week. Sometimes I shake my head and go ‘where did that time fly to?’ Oh, and I can’t recall whether different things occurred on which days so let me just make it about …the story. On Sunday I drove to […]

School Starts. New Experiences.


School Starts. New Experiences. Recently I heard from friend and writer Donna Webeck who has a son beginning school in a new city and state. The family moved around 4 months ago and Donna (who admits to being quite an ‘anxious’ mum) became concerned that her son, H, would not only be having a BIG […]