This week

By Vita Forest

Christmas Day at Manly

This week I have been

FINISHING school for the year!

MOVING classrooms

SORTING through a lot of stuff and chucking some of it out.



  • The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit (the first of her books I’ve read.  Beautiful!  I am hungry for more).
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (compelling but manipulative.  Left me with a nasty taste in my mouth).
  • The Forgotten Affairs of Youth by Alexander McCall Smith (always lovely to spend time in the company of Isabel Dalhousie).

RESTING after feeling shattered at the end of Term 4.

TAKING various Harry Potter quizzes at the behest of Lucy.

SWIMMING in the ocean on Christmas day with Vastra and the kids.

LYING on a picnic rug under a Frangipani tree with my nephew for a “little rest” before all the kids got wet in the paddling pool at our family Christmas lunch.

PLAYING Speed and Bananagrams with Max as we watched a documentary on Queen.