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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

PRETTY POLYANTHUS

Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong
Lao-Tzu

The last week has been very quiet. P:-) and I spent a quiet weekend at home.

 On Tuesday I visited Centrelink, the Australian agency that deals with welfare payments. I am being made redundant at the end of the year and I went to find out my entitlements if I don't manage to find another job. They were quite bleak. I have to live on my redundancy payout first and then I will receive $489.80 per fortnight until I find another job.

The small school I teach at is being closed down and the buildings used to set up a similar school under a different umbrella organization.

The small school where I teach.

 I have applied for a job in the new school but the wheels are grinding exceedingly slow. I am still waiting to hear about an interview, after sending in an application in May.

I bought these pretty polyanthus for a science experiment at school.





We have no science equipment or facilities at school, so we do very basic science. This was an experiment on the needs of plants - light, water, soil. We have a control plant that gets everything and then 3 other plants which are deprived of one of the needs.

I have been commenting on some of the blogs that I read, and one that I really love is In My Wild Eden. I don't know that name of the blogger although I feel I know her very well through her beautiful poetry. She writes short, graphic, evocative poems - usually just a few lines - but they are always full of intense imagery.  Beautiful photographs accompany each poem.

And as an introduction to her blog she writes :

I was born to walk country roads and to gaze into vintage skies.


Interesting sites


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This looks like a beautiful house to live in. Click here  to see more. 

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  Click here to read about these recycled fish sculptures. 

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Study finds western world  must halve meat consumption by 2050 to feed growing world population. Click here to read more. 

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