Monday, 29 July 2013
|Arriving with sunset|
|Tent overlooking the bush|
|What is camping without a fire?|
Thursday, 25 July 2013
I wanted to start studying again, but it did not pan out this year.
I still want to do that longitudinal study and complete my Masters that I had to give up when we had the little one! (I am still putting it out there, Universe!)
But in the meantime I have learnt about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) which are free, and this is what has been keeping me busy for the past three weeks. I have one and a half weeks to go with this class.
The best part! The course is free!
I am doing the New Librarianship Master Class of the Syracuse University.
It has been keeping me very busy in the evenings...
It is more theory and more content than I had anticipated! (Help!)
But it is mind-blowing all at the same time!
I love it that it is possible to further one's own professional development at one's own pace, and that it is for free.
Now there is no more excuses!
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
The blown-ups, the blow-downs, the melt-downs, the floor-throwers, ...
What are we doing wrong?
Reasons why the Preschooler gets upset
Sunday, 21 July 2013
It is one of those places where you go to when you feel you need to get a breather in nature.
When you are feeling stuck in suburbia...
This afternoon was a bit chilly, but it was lovely soaking in some sun.
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Monday, 15 July 2013
|Empty camera bag|
I lost my little Digital camera during our recent robbery, when we still thought we were safe in our complex. It was not even in an ordinary camera bag, but in a red pencil case. They still found it!
I saw Jenty taking part in a competition for a camera bag.
My new camera (which is going to be exactly the same as the one I lost) definitely needs a new bag!
I love the one shown over at Camera Couture. That is definitely a very fine camera bag to have!
This is what I will have in my camera bag:
- Extra SD card
- "Instax Mini Instant Camera (1) by Fujifilm. They print credit card-sized photos on bold new Fuji film (3)"
- Camera battery charger
- Hand sanitizer
- Hand cream
- Lip Ice
- Pepper spray
- Pocket knife
- (My life)
This would all fit nicely in my camera bag! *Thumbs crossed!*
The competition is still open until the 31st of July!
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Before I forget these...
The other day in the car:
I said I am still trying to wake up, because I said something nonsensical.
I said that I am not a morning person, but an evening person! I think that she, Little Missy, is also an evening person. She also struggles to wake up in the mornings.
Little Missy: "I am not an evening person, I am a party person!" (with a very disgusted tone!)
On the same drive:
She tells me that she does not always get to make a proper smile.
I look back in the rear view mirror, and she is busy pulling her mouth in a grimace!
I tell her that we can always try thinking of something good or funny...
Little Missy: "No, I can't make a smile the whole time!"
Last week when I went to fetch her at the pre-primary school, she told me to come and look at what they did in the sand pit.
They had dug up a whole corner of it.
Little Missy: "We were searching for Jesus!"
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Monday, 8 July 2013
To my beautiful daughter who celebrated her birthday this weekend!
I love the fact that you have become such a beautiful young lady, and that your inner beauty is reflected in your looks and in your daily being.
You have a compassion for life and people, and seem to draw people to you!
You are who I hoped and dreamed you would be, and become!
You are teaching me to be so much more, especially with regards the way you are treating the people in your life.
My wishes for you (at this stage in your life):
- Lots of friends
- Lots of fun times
- Lots of love
- Good study times (and marks)!
Photos by Blush Studio
(A photoshoot win, which was done on Saturday)
Friday, 5 July 2013
Thursday, 4 July 2013
The Grace Factory Social will be on the 13th of July at Jump 'n Play at the Northlands Corner Shopping Centre.
(Unfortunately only in Gauteng!)
There is an open invitation to all moms to bring their kids for a free entrance for the first 30 minutes at Jump 'n Play.
They are collecting used and new goods for orphanages and places of safety in Gauteng.
Check out their The Grace Factory website for all the drop-offs that they are happening.
It seems they are getting the right stuff to the right people.
There will be coffee and cupcakes and socialising!
And you will be doing a good deed by bringing a donation!
(While checking out a new venue for the kids...)
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Check out this video I made with @animoto - Fourth time lucky - at the dentist! http://t.co/nWBhPmsxKS
— Karen du Toit (@karentoittoit) July 2, 2013