You know how in life, things go full circle, one minute a certain style is the ‘in’ thing, then it goes out of style and then it comes back in again years later. One minute we are being told chocolate is no good for us, then it is, then it isn’t. We also see it a lot in education, new initiatives come and go … Continue reading Make Someone’s Day
My dad use to say that if you could count the number of true friends you had on one hand you were lucky. Before dad died in an accident he was retired and would spend his days in his shed, pulling things apart and putting them back together again. Dad didn’t tend to go around to his friends houses but they would always come … Continue reading What is a friend?
The other weekend my husband had a stag do to go to overseas and my mother-in-law took our 2 children over to visit their aunty at the beach, which meant for the first time in 9 years I was by myself for 3 days! I was both excited and nervous at being by myself. I talk to John and the kids each night but … Continue reading Choosing the right guy (or girl!)
There are 2 kinds of teachers. You have the teacher who know the best place for them to make the difference is in the classroom. And then there are those teachers who have their sights set on being in management, whether it be as a team leader, assistant principal, curriculum leader, deputy principal or principal, because it is in those positions where they feel … Continue reading Stepping out of your comfort zone and why you should just do it!
You know how for some people it doesn’t matter if they are smiling or if they are looking away from the camera or if they are making a silly face, they look gorgeous, they are photogenic…I’m not one of these people! My daughter Bella looks amazing in every photo she is in, while our son definitely takes after me, like me he just looks … Continue reading Respect to models and photographers!
When my dad died in an accident over 10 years ago my sister and her husband Andrew decided they wanted to go and work over in Australia for a few years. Ngaire would have never left Rotorua if dad was still alive, but after he passed away it was hard on all of us. For me I couldn’t leave because I felt and still … Continue reading The older I get the harder it is to say goodbye
I talk to a young mum the other day and she made me remember about my first 1 year as being a mum. It is definitely a year I won’t forget, it was a hard year, although none of my friends would have known what a struggle I was going through. I guess many of us are good at pretending everything is perfect. For … Continue reading This one is for all you 1st time mums out there!
I woke up this morning knowing what I was going to write in my next blog post but for the past 2 hours I have questioned my beliefs and wasn’t sure any more what I would write. So I decided I would just start typing and see where it leads me. You might not agree with what I write in this post, and that’s … Continue reading Everything happens for a reason
I remember being in primary school when I was about 8 years old I would look at the 12 year olds and think they were adults and I just couldn’t wait to be that old. Of course when I got to 12, I just couldn’t wait to turn 15 so I could get my drivers licence. When I was 15 I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading Why the toilet is my favourite place to be!