|Our cherry blossoms are finally out. For some reason our trees are the last in the street to bloom.|
I also read the rest of the Little House in the Prairie books since the whole series is discussed in one of our MOOCs and I wanted to refresh my memory. Plus I checked out an additional Shakespeare MOOC to see if we could use bits of it as a supplement to our main course. I think some lectures will be a good addition, but I'll have to see if Miss 13 agrees. My Mum had back
surgery in the middle of the week and so far the signs are promising that it should stop the excruciating pain she's suffered for the past year or more.
Mr 16 spent some of his time working working through the certification process that will allow him to be moderator at the forthcoming Scouting JOTI (Jamboree Over The Internet). He had his first game of cricket for the season and spent time one evening capturing the lunar eclipse/Blood Moon.
Meanwhile Miss 13 spent her time in a 4 star hotel complete with spa pools and maid service (whoever thought the team needed such luxury clearly has a different budget to us - the accommodation cost was the reason I didn't go) , a large sports arena, and a minibus shuttling between the two.
|One advantage of my not being at Nationals was that a teammate's mother did Miss 13's hair - and she did a much better job than I could. My hair repertoire doesn't extend beyond ponytails!|
|The only photos Miss 13 took were before the competition started while her team was waiting for their practise session.|
The week ended with a pleasant surprise. We won a group pass to fantastic hotpools complex about an hour out of town. Something to look forward to - perhaps once Miss 19 finishes her exams next month.