October 29, 2014


This time last year I was technically still a teenager. Now I'm three days away from finishing my final internship for my bachelors degree. 

Hard to believe I've been teaching full time for 6 weeks.


September 9, 2014

Tuesday. rhiannon, aka "hey coach!"

as a kid i grew sick of hockey, after 8+ years of following the family around hockey parks and working in the park canteen for a few seasons. this year, after some time away, i got back into coaching and it blew me away how quickly i fell back in love.

now i haven't seen a proper full-field game for years (coaching 6-8 year olds this year meant we played short quarter field and half field games) and i probably wouldn't have picked myself to be watching a grand final game for funsies this time last year, but there i was cheering sam's team on.

they won 6-0, with a goal in the first ten seconds and in aftertime! exciting. never did i think i'd voluntarily watch another game of hockey. let's hope i have time next year to continue coaching.


September 8, 2014

Tuesday. three positives over three days

learning new skills on prac: like how to email your supervising teacher and throw up into a bucket simultaneously.



July 29, 2014

Wednesday. three positives for three days.

1. Tea, always tea, and never not tea.

2. AUSLAN classes at the PCYC! Here's to bettering yourself personally and professionally.

3. Productivity. Two assignments due Friday, and one next week. Then almost all finished before final practicum.


July 28, 2014

Monday. three positives for three days.

1. Taking me-time out of a busy week: weekends are not for assignment writing!

2. Good food and good company: catching up with family on a beautiful spring-like winters day. 

3. The Block started last night! Guess what I'll be doing at 7.30 week nights for the next ten weeks (apart from lesson planning). 


July 6, 2014

Sunday. love

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres

"Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two."


June 30, 2014

Monday. blueberry hill

missing purplarity

brunette R

Monday. expert packer

spent the day helping a friend move house which put our tetris skills to the test.

i forgot that once you pack a truck, you must then UNpack it. by then, my back was pretty much gone...

next time, we're hiring burly professionals.



Monday. you're the expert

shouldn't the guy running the darn MRI know why I am burning? It isn't because I haven't had enough water today (at a 'guess'), it's because of your machine, and you should know why. ugh

a disgruntled and red R 

June 24, 2014

Tuesday. confession

i just ate an entire large bag of smiths chips to counteract my first gym binge in a fair few months.

thought i should confess..