Thursday, November 3, 2011


It's been a busy couple of weeks! I've now finished all assignments for the semester yay... yay...yay!! I've also decided to take some time off studying next year so that I can just chill out. After 7 years straight and 2 and a bit university degrees of study I think I've deserved a rest.

I've been busy writing letters and postcards again. The 52 Weeks of Mail project has been really motivating! I'm sure my pals will be super stoked as well.

I've also decided it would be a good idea to start my 'education blog' again. is where I write and record my thoughts and ideas for teaching. It's been a very long time since I wrote anything here. I guess time hasn't been on my side but I really need to do some work on this because it's useful and something I had put a little effort into. My motivation for this has been my participation in #australiaseries which is a collborate learning space for ICT educators. I've participated in a couple of their online discussions and have really enjoyed and learned so much. So you heard it here first... I'm getting serious. I'm going to focus on teaching ICT well and with new ideas!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Postcards and letters

Well I've been a good girl! I've replied to a bunch of my pals this week! Thanks to 52 Weeks of Mail I'm being very consistent with my replies. I hope I can keep up the great work.

I also sent out a number of Postcrossing cards. I'm moving on up in the rankings. I'm currently ranked 14th in Australia! Yay for me! I have recevied some wonderful cards this week as well!

Being back at work this week I haven;t had as much time as I would like to write. I'll have to knock over all that boring paper work and my assignment for my Masters so I can get some more writing done! I'm also thinking of starting another blog... I've been inspired to share my knowledge but there are so many different areas of knowledge I have. How do I share it all? Any advice??

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Swapping postcards and stamps.

Lately I've been a bit slack about everything. Usually I swap letters, stamps, postcards and FBs (Friendship Books) with my pals and devoted swappers. I've been so busy with all the general stuff I do that I haven't had a chance. Today I started replying to some of my swappers. Amazingliy there are swaps from April and May this year I haven't even looked at!

Fbs are a great way to find new penpals and swappers. Friendship books are something I've been swapping for about 15 years. These little booklets of paper travel the world gathering names and hopefully get sent back to their owners. The biggest problem is sometimes they don't come back. there are various reasons for this. When I make FB's I try to make them so that it won't take for ever to fill them. This way they get back to their owners more quickly. If you'd like to learn more about Fb's try the following websites: or

This week my contribution to 52 Weeks of Mail has been a few letters to penpals, lots of swaps and some Postcrossing cards.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I've been participating in some professional development for my teaching. I've been learning about Quest Atlantis a 3D virtual world where children (from all over the world) have been learning about their work through quests. Students are presented with problems they have to solve. When they have submitted their answers (usually in the form of a written text like an explanation or narrative) they are rewarded with 'money'. As they progress through they learn about all sorts of topics. I am finding this is a great way for students learn and it is engaging!

For more info check out or

I've also got a bunch more postcards to send off today as my contribution to 52 weeks of mail. I'll upload a picture!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's been a while

Yes I know it's been a while but I really need to be more dedicated to writing here!

I've joined a project organised by who are encouraging people to write a letter or card a week. That shouldn;t be too hard for me with all my penpals around the world and Postcrossing. I'll try to keep up to date with this blog and with all my other happenings!

Today I'm sending letters to Fleur in France and Jaz in Australia.

I've also made some oat and honey soap! Another one of my past times!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Yay Holidays are coming!

hey friends! Well the school term is nearly over and now I'm starting.... finally to get excited about my holiday. Bring on Japan!!!!!!! I'm travelling with Mel a friend of mine from Uni. I'm hoping to update this blog every couple of days and you'll be able to see what I'm up to in Nihon!! (Japan for those who aren't sure what Nihon is!!)

HUGS to all

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

HMMMMM I'm a bit slack!

Yes well I started with good intentions but didn;t get far. Christmas came and went, so has Australia Day what next Easter?

I've moved to Moree where I'm working at a school for at least a year (hopefully more) so I've had to pack, move and unpack in the last month as well. I'm trying like mad to catch up on my letters to my penpals but not being very successful with letters still piling up.

I'm also starting a new semester of university studies. I've finished my history/archaeology degree now I'm working on my Master of Education with a major in science. Very interesting!

My goal for this year is to use this blog more regularly!!! (and add a few photos too)