Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Master Dafydd is an author- shameless plugg

David has written two books for the It's True series of childrens books. One of these is 'Bourke and Wills forgot the frying pan'. The other is 'The Vikings got lost'. They are both entertaining books that Alex is just starting to enjoy even though he is a bit too young to really get into them.

It is hard to get hold of the books so I have included the link to the publishers web site so that anyone who would like to get one of his books can. If you do a search for David Greagg you will get both books.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Hi-tech school reports

Yes it's half yearly parent teacher interview time and we have received the school reports... We loooove the school reports and I have been wondering whether teachers have a secret website where they write what they really think and the secret website chucks out the PC-parental version that they can paste into the report cards. No corkers this time round. Last year there was the ever classic "likes to create drama with her classmates" and "is an enthusiastic vocal contributor". It's become a bit tamer this year and almost heading into the stereotypes of our time such as "could apply her/himself more". I prefer the secret website option - anyone know any primary school teachers? Do the senior school teachers amongst us know something we don't?

You know your baby is hungry when...

you are chewing off a broken nail and he cries at you because you aren't sharing!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Because some people need a warning label

Despairware for kids

I particularly like the noise hazard one.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Fund raising goes hi-tech

I got an email from the younger brother on the weekend. The elder neice is doing a read-a-thon to raise money for MS. I'm all for anything that encourages people to read so I signed up for a token amount.

What amuses me is that it is no longer about wandering the local neighbourhood looking for sponsors. You can now fleece family all over the world and you can sponsor them through a credit card.

It seems a little odd, but I'm sure I'll appreciate it when it comes time for me to beg to friends on my kid's behalf.