Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Surreal Moment in Time

I was going to blog about the Juggling Convention, or the Governor General.

Instead, there is the Earthquake.

I don't know how I feel about it.  Watching it on the TV is bizarre.  It doesn't look like the Christchurch I know and love.  It seems more like a war zone, or someplace foreign and removed.  But then I get a shock, the Cathedral, the place I bought bagels in the morning, a College I played against.  It all seems closer, more intimate, and scary.

It could have just as easily have happened right here.

With 65 confirmed deaths, and an expected death toll of between 200-400 people, I don't know how a nation rebuilds.  The last earthquake left the people more broken than the city.  If the people can survive this, they are amazing.

In some sort of karmic synergy, the Flower Show is meant to be next weekend, so the marquees are set up presently, and being used as temporary shelters, as well as some Civil Defense groups on a training mission in Christchurch, and a team of Doctors from Melbourne were at a conference in the center of the city.  Those small wonders will save so many people.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Brief Update

Well, this is a busy time, but I think all times are busy really....

School is back on in full force, and part of me is loving it.  The other part of me is frantically trying to catch up with all the paperwork!

On Thursday, I'm off with a fantastic group of 12 kids to the New Zealand Juggling Championships and Convention in Levin.  We are teaching, learning, performing, watching, camping and running backstage stuff for the professional show, Cirque du Otaki.  It will be wonderful.  The best part is the camping methinks, we will be hanging with Circus-folk in tents!  Yay!

When that is all done and dusted, there will be planning for the History trip to the Bay of Islands, what I consider to be my spiritual homeland.  Following that, there will be *hopefully* the trip to South East Asia, and all going according to my desires, selection to travel as an exchange teacher to China.

However, April is Script Frenzy, and I want to get my classes, and myself, sorted out to conquer the challenge of a 100 page script by the end of the month!  Yay.  One does like challenge......

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hats and Stuff....

Hey there loyal and long-suffering blog readers!

I've been knitting up a storm, all in a vain attempt to secure funds to study in Peru.  I know this is a HUGE pipe dream, but at least this way it feels like I am doing something productive towards my goal.

Anywho, on the side is the link to my Etsy store.

I thought I would give you all the opportunity to use a special discount code for following this blog, which has been neglected of late.  If you want to order a hat, or set of ears, or even a custom made hat, the following code will give you a 10% discount on the list price!  Whoop!  I know, exciting stuff.

This code will be active for all of February only, then will be discontinued.

The code is: ireadyou

Enjoy.  :D

Child's Cupcake Beanie

Adults Viking Helmet Beanie