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Pet Peeve – Incorrect Signalling on Roundabouts

Yesterday I spent several minutes at a busy roundabout when I could have entered after only three cars.  Grrrrr!!!!!  Misuse of roundabouts is a bit of a pet peeve of mine.

I counted FIFTEEN cars who indicated that they were continuing around the roundabout to the right (and hence I needed to wait for them) who THEN proceeded to exit the roundabout with NO LEFT HAND SIGNAL.

The ignorance at roundabouts is an accident waiting to happen, and I’m sure it’s already been the result of plenty of accidents.  So here’s a video that explains how it is done.  (Maybe we need to put this video in people’s facebook feeds so they’ll actually see it and figure out how to drive properly.)

The most important thing to note is that you HAVE TO indicate LEFT whenever you plan to exit the roundabout.   Left, peoples, left!!!

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Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Bits and Pieces

 

Offended by the Rainbow Banner!!

I opened my blog page today to see this hideous rainbow banner splashed all across the top of my blog. 

I want my readers to know that I did not give permission for WordPress to add this to my blog.

WordPress has told users that their opinion will be forced on all blog banners and we can not opt out, regardless of whether we find it offensive or not. 

I want my readers to know that I do NOT endorse the rainbow on my blog space.

A reader has informed me that readers can’t see the rainbow banner.  

It seems like only people with a logged in WordPress account can see it.

which is a small relief,

although, I still have to look at it 😦

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2017 in Bits and Pieces

 

An Interesting Easter Gift

I am super organised for Easter.

Two weeks ago I ordered some lovely little Easter titles for my nieces.

One of them was “Pinkalicious:  Eggstraordinary Easter”.

Today it arrived.

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When I saw the parcel,

I was somewhat puzzled with its size,

expecting only a couple of tiny picture books.

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Then I opened it.

…Interesting.

“Dearest niece, Little Missy 4,

I hope you are interested in a French Dictionary for Easter.”

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PS.  I contacted the store and they have reordered the title for me

and I get to keep the $60 French Dictionary, free of charge.  🙂

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Bits and Pieces, Family Life, My Library

 

My Week in Bullet Points

It feels like the term is winding down.  Only one more week until holidays.  Whoohoo!

*This week, we spent a morning at a Trampoline centre, jumping and playing laser tag with friends.  It’s great exercise.

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*We’ve been busy trying to wrap up some written work that I want finished before the end of term.  It’s nice to start a new term with fresh topics and tasks.

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*We’ve also been trying to finish a stack of books before the holidays.  Our favourite is “Albert Schweitzer: Genius in the Jungle”.

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It’s a gem of a book!  If you’ve ever heard a Classic Educator say that they aim to introduce their children to the true, good and beautiful, this is the kind of book a Classical Educator might read to achieve this.  Albert Schweitzer is amazing and the author’s descriptions of Albert’s time and work in Africa is fascinating.  And the language of this old book is just wonderful.  I want to find more books of this caliber and read them all with my children.

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*As always, we’ve been watching all sorts of interesting things in the evenings.  “Greeks, Romans,Vikings” was an excellent overview or introduction to the founders of Europe;  “Jandamarra’s War” introduced us to an historic event we hadn’t even heard of before; and “Burke and Wills” was a movie retelling of these great explorers.  This weekend I need to do some library searching to refill our documentary box.  We are running low.

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*It’s been a big week of nature here.  First, we found this neat paper wasp nest in our letterbox.  We’d previously sprayed the wasps but hadn’t found the nest.  But, this week, a parcel knocked down the nest and it was lying neatly in our letterbox waiting to be collected and observed.  How convenient.  🙂

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Can you see the two emerging adult wasps?  The spray obviously killed them in the act of emerging.  Of course, we grabbed “The Wonderland of Nature” (yes, we still use it from time to time) and read up about paper wasps.  Next week, the nest is off to my niece’s kindie for the show and tell table.

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Another night we spotted this gecko dining on a moth.  In a household of boys, this is a major event that everyone is expected to come and witness.  For all you soft hearts – the moth eventually got away and Mr Gecko had to go hungry.

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Oh and all this rain has bought out so many groovy mushrooms.  There are all different sorts.  We need to get a mushroom guide.

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*Yes, books also arrived at our house this week.  Two for me, one for the boys.  “Different” and “Hidden Girl” are mine to read.  “Augustine” is for the boys.  It’s not as long as I expected it to be though.  It’s clearly for a younger audience.  But, oh well.  We’ll read it anyway.  🙂

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*We also spent an afternoon at the park with friends.  Our kids love this park.  No, not for the playground equipment, although it’s pretty awesome.

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The boys love the bush surrounds with all its little nooks and crannies and interesting things to discover. And it’s what kids need more of – time in nature.  Man-made stuff is great, but God-made stuff is better.  And I’m glad our boys realise it.

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(Don’t my two little men look like twins in those seemingly matching outfits.  From the front they were different.  Honestly.  But my boys often end up looking similar as we don’t care much about clothes.  When we find something appropriate, we just buy two in different sizes so they often end up with the same shoes, hats, shorts and sometime shirts.  The less time and money we spend on clothes, the more money we can spend on books and reading them.  We are book people, not clothes people.)

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*On other interesting news, this week my parents went up to North Queensland to visit my Aunty Debbie in Ayr.  However, it seems that another Debbie, Cyclone Debbie, will be visiting while they are there.  At this point, it’s looking like Ayr will get a direct hit.  Mum and Dad might want to rethink their accommodations.  Staying out at the ‘beach hut’ doesn’t sound like a secure location.   :O

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And now I need to go and deal with this desk.  I feel it might need a little attention…or perhaps a lot.

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