because they’re on summer holidays and so full of excitement about Christmas and summer and no school, and it’s only the fourth day I’ve had them all home and I’m already counting down the days until they return to school. Not really (but kind of really).
This will be the last path: ethic for the year, too – I’m taking the last week of the year off to focus on baking Christmas goodies for my annoying adorable Offspring, and spending days outside in the park and enjoying the sunshine, so I hope you all will have some time over the next few days to relax and reflect on the last 12 months, and hopefully you will join me in the 2015 for more discussions and conversations. I’ve so enjoyed our interactions this year. Thanks for your continued support ♥
What a week! On the home front, with four days left of school for the year, it’s been hectic. On the international front… well. It’s been something else. Happy Sunday to you all, and here are some links!
A few days ago, I read this article. It caught my eye because I’m always interested in hearing about new writers, and I’d never heard of this one. It turns out that the author, Zoe Sugg, is a popular YouTube vlogger, with several million followers. She recently released her first novel, Girl Online, with unprecedented success, and the picture in the article shows her pictured with her book, visibly delighted at achieving her dream of publishing a novel.
Speaking of which, our town had its Christmas Pageant last night, and it was delightful. Second Offspring was in the parade and loved it. As we got into the car to drive home, it was just starting to get dark, and the windmills on the hills in the west were silhouetted against the bright sunset. So great.
I hope your Sunday is shaping up to be a good one. I’m looking forward to a run with the dog and doing some baking to use up the three dozen eggs we seem to have accumulated…
More recent trends have been about the protests around the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, the way in which children’s clothing and toys are gendered, and the incarceration and possible pardon of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste. About any one of these issues, and many more, there is a long list of tweets, opinions, links to articles, satirical remarks, cartoons. There are calls to change our attitudes, to discuss the problem, to make sure this doesn’t happen again, to push for our politicians to do something. We are inspired to bring attention to these events or problems. They are important, after all.