ROCK OUT WITH YOUR BLOCK OUT was an Instagram Challenge I did recently. It’s so good to use things like this to widen my own practice and my teachings. Yes! you read that correctly – I’ve taken my love of teaching (usually little people) and my love of Yoga and combined them into the BEST. HOBBY. EVER. Yay me! Less than ten hours to go before I’m fully fledged. Thank you to all the beautiful souls who have helped me along the way. And now you know why ‘Glimpses’ has been super quiet these last few months. As much as I’d love to, I just can’t squeeze everything in life in the way this time-lapse clip does!! haha!
RAW. UNEDITED. YES. THOSE ARE MY PYJAMAS. NO. I DON’T REALLY CARE.
Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.
Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.
An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.
I’ll admit it. I am a fan of Harry Potter, Twilight, Game of Thrones, Shiver/Linger/etc, The Magician’s Circus, Star Wars, Divergent, The Hunger Games and all. So, twas no surprise really that I was drawn to and LOVED The Paper Magician.
Sure, it was far less complex than some of its predecessors but it was also utterly charming in its delivery and another that I read long into the night on more than one occasion.
Ceony is feisty and determined. Completely inexperienced but gutsy. Magician Thane is charmingly eccentric – one of my favourite qualities in any character – both real and fictional :)
THE OFFICIAL BLURB:
Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that ‘sharing is caring.’ So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified.
And one parent is dead.
Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal…
BIG LITTLE LIES is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, school-yard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
Quite simply – I just LOVE Liane Moriarty. True, I had never heard of her before ‘My Husband’s Secret’ but now I’m hooked. Big Little Lies is another great read that had me itching to keep reading.
I read this one while camping over Christmas and every night, I couldn’t help but push through the weariness of the jam-packed day, risk my light waking the FOUR sleeping children sharing the tent and read a least a few pages. I loved it. It was fun and intriguing.
My favourite thing about Liane’s writing style is the detail in which she tells the story of every single character simultaneously, without losing the integrity of the original script. In my opinion, a very talented author.
Madeline’s ‘tell-it-how-it-is attitude’, Jane’s compassion and modesty,Tom’s great coffee and cafe menu all made me want to visit this far away place and enjoy a Champagne Breakfast with new friends ;)
“Join a Photography Circle”, they said. “It will be fun”, they said. AND IT TOTALLY IS!!
This is my first post with fellow Clever Cookie graduates to create and share a monthly set of images that are inspired by every day life and living…I give you FEBRUARY 1010
In an attempt to teach my children the value of money and ‘saving’ for things they want, we have invested a lot of time over recent months into developing our ‘Money Pig Jobs’ – because that’s where the money goes at the end of the week, into their Piggy Banks! I have very literal children at times…
We also want the Little People to be Team Players and not just greedy money hoarders so there are a few more rules involved:
1. Jobs on the list change. After a job is removed from the list, it still has to be completed when asked. It’s no longer a ‘paid’ job but a ‘helping’ job as a member of the family, eg setting the table, emptying the dishwasher etc
2. If you finish your job first, you help your siblings finish theirs if they need it :)
3. They can spend their money on whatever they like. Usually when we go on holidays/mini breaks away. Surprisingly, they quite often spend it on each other instead of themselves. Once, they all put in with Daddy and bought Mummy a bunch of flowers! (Mummy LOVES flowers!)
Our jobs on the list at the moment are mostly ‘outside’ tasks. Feed the animals (there are quite a few) and watering the garden as well as keeping toys tidy and cleaning up in the bedrooms once a week.
My ten favourites from the other afternoon are captured below :) Be sure to check out Steph’s photos over at Steph’s Joy and follow the links to complete the Photography Circle before you get all they way back to me again!
PS. As you know, I have FOUR children, but I have only managed to capture THREE of them here. Mother’s Guilt has already kicked in over that but don’t think for a second that Miss 5 was lazy and didn’t do her jobs! I just missed her in action……Sorry NinNin!
PSS. There is a fun time-lapse video at the bottom – NinNin is in that!