A-Z Challenge, Challenges by Sarah

H is for Holidays

Nothing makes my blood boil more than ignorant people casting aspersions about the “holidays” that teachers get. I have been involved in many a “discussion” spent justifying and defending my profession as an educator. The lack of respect about the hours teachers actually work, and our entitlement to holidays, is truly infuriating.

So rather than get all hepped up and say what MANY other teachers have already said, I will leave you with some others who have put it into words, so well.

Read…(no. 2 is particularly apt)

Also, be sure to check out this “never-a-truer-word-spoken” speech by Jane Caro“. She is my hero.

By Sarah ©2019

A-Z Challenge, 9 April 2019 – H

Kiwi Capers

Kiwi Capers

This Easter school break, I am heading back to the South Island of New Zealand for a holiday. Only seven more sleeps and I will be setting off on a seven day adventure to the Marlborough region with my youngest sister.

During this time, I anticipate I will have limited wifi availability, as well as time to participate in my regular challenges, therefore will not be posting as often.

So, I am setting myself a mini writing challenge for each day while I am away: “To write 50 words about the day’s activities and upload my favourite photo, capturing this”.

Some of you will remember me completing this challenge for my Hawaii vacation earlier in the year, and it was a great way to record my holiday and share snippets of it with you…so stay tuned for some Kiwi Capers soon.

Hawaii Five-O

Wailea – Day 3, Hawaii Five-O

After exploring Kihei, we ventured into Wailea for beautiful tropical gardens, beach action, retail therapy, food-gasms and alcohol.

My impression of Maui so far, is that if Big Island and O’ahu had a love child, then Maui would be it.

Oh, and our lesson for the day: “Turn left and your whole world opens up!”

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Red Ti plant

Challenges by Sarah, Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O

This summer break, I am heading back to Hawaii for a holiday. Only six more sleeps and I will be setting off on a twelve day adventure to Maui and Oahu, with a dear friend!

During this time, I anticipate I will have limited wifi availability, as well as time, to participate in my regular challenges and will not be posting as often.

So, I am setting myself a mini writing challenge for each day while I am away: “To write 50 words about the day’s activities and upload my favourite photo, capturing this”.

I look forward to sharing my holiday with you in the coming weeks…stay tuned.

Pantoum, Poetry by Sarah

Festive Times

Time to decorate the old fir tree
Bring the ornaments out of their box
Who gets to place the star? Hope it’s me!
We hang our Christmas socks.

Bring the ornaments out of their box
Decorate the house festively
We hang our Christmas socks
It’s nearly time for roast turkey

Decorate the house festively
Dressed in finery and frocks
It’s nearly time for roast turkey
Drinking egg nog on the rocks

Dressed in finery and frocks
Time to decorate the old fir tree
Drinking egg nog on the rocks
Who gets to place the star? Hope it’s me!

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix, Lucky Dip – 16 December 2017. Task – Write a pantoum about the Christmas/holiday season, and also, Sammi Scribbles, Weekend Writing Prompt, #33 – Time. Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of no more than 20 lines where the first line:
• starts with the word “Time”
• is repeated at least twice