This week

By Vita Forest


This week I have been

WRITING Eye Contact

READING Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (it’s gonna take me a while but it’s a ripper!)

WATCHING The Eurovision Song Contest with my kids.

VISITING The Finders Keepers’ Markets at Barangaroo with Lucy and Briony and

DRINKING hot cider (Mmm Mmm)

SPENDING Saturday at school for some Professional Development on Spelling (do you know what “schwa” is?)

MAKING a whole bunch of tools out of silver foam for a Steam Punk inspired costume for our dance group.

TALKING and WALKING by the harbour with Lucy one day and Saskia the next.


CELEBRATING Mothers’ Day on Sunday, hope you all had a good day!

 

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This week

By Vita Forest

Indigo Slam, Chippendale


This week I have been

WRITING

READING Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (it is a ripper!)

WATCHING Viceroy’s House (recommended).

VISITING Chippendale Green for some sketching.  (I sketched Indigo Slam designed by William Smart.  An architecture student came over and chatted as I sketched and told me that all the furniture inside was specially designed too – including a table that seats 100 people!  This is a house that is designed to last one hundred years – fantastic!)

At Central Park, Chippendale


MEETING up with Vastra and Saskia at a favourite local restaurant where my favourite dessert was back on the menu (Flan Catalan – mmm!)

ENJOYING the autumn sunshine in Sydney.

 

This week

By Vita Forest

On the track at Echo Point, Roseville

This week I have been

WRITING

READING

  • The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville (very enjoyable and positive about what could have been a dark tale)
  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (finally managed to snaffle grab it from the library! This is the biography that Lin-Manuel Miranda read and resulted in   Only a few chapters in but what a story!)

Interesting that both these books take place during the same historical period and examine race, nations and slavery…

WATCHING

The Homosexuals at The Griffin Theatre company.

GOING back to school

TRYING out a few new things with my class – new seating arrangements, some new behaviour management techniques, some meditation… all going well.

PLAYING a lot of Bananagrams with my kids.

WALKING at Echo Point in Roseville.

I did not know. Echo Point, Roseville

MAKING an orange and almond meal cake for my Mum’s birthday.

This week

By Vita Forest

A glorious spring morning in Hyde Park, Sydney

A glorious spring morning in Hyde Park, Sydney

This week I have been

READING

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Careful use of Compliments by Alexander McCall Smith

WRITING Mobile Tales – A Despatch from The Good Ship Possession

LISTENING to the soundtrack of Alexander Hamilton (over and over again – how amazing is this hip-hop musical?  Anyone been lucky enough to actually see it?)

NOTING the appearance of the first jacaranda blossoms.

MEETING up with the rest of the costume team for Lucy’s school musical and celebrating our progress.

MAKING a giant collaborative collage of a rainbow with my class at school.

CELEBRATING

  • Betty’s engagement at school – how delighted we all are for the happy couple!
  • My nephew  Dylan’s birthday – he is now a two year old man.

VISITING Hyde Park for a spot of spring sketching.

WALKING from the city to Rozelle via Pyrmont.

The Glebe Island Bridge in the distance, Pyrmont

The Glebe Island Bridge in the distance, Pyrmont