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Science Fair

Dear Mum,

Deanne decided early on today that she wasn’t well enough to join us for any activities, so I tried to make her as comfortable as I could and then got Josh and I sorted for the day.

Our first outing was to view a house in Leeming, maybe a little over our ideal price but the estate agent told us that the market is slow and we can probably get away with low offers. The house was really nice, not dissimilar to our current place but much (much) closer to Joshy’s school. I’m looking at a couple more on Monday and will then decide what we’re going to do.

We headed home and I showed Deanne the video I made on my phone of the place, she just about managed to turn over in bed to look at it, the poor thing, and agreed that it looked a very good house.

Then Josh and I went shopping and bought some things to top up the cupboards, including some cartons of real orange juice with straws for Dee to drink while laying down, and a couple of jelly mixes, one of which you can add 200ml of a juice of your own to flavour it. Joshua decided he’d like to try one with apple juice. After which it was time for lunch, so we all had cheese sandwiches, Deanne and I toasted, Josh’s just bread.

After eating the two of us drove to the train station and went into Perth. It’s National Science Week over here at the moment and there was a science fair on in the cultural centre, which is near the museums. We saw the end of the Scitech show, which involved putting liquid nitrogen into a big tube of warm bubbly water which then shot a spout of foam in the air. When that was over there was about an hour before the next “act” so we went and looked around the WA Museum for a while, inspected the stuffed animals then looked at the fossils and the reproduction prehistoric fish.

We headed back to the stage area where Bizircus were just setting up. They were a science and magic act, if you can get your head round that. they did magic tricks and circus-type tricks, which they explained with physics and humour. It was very funny and Josh as absolutely transfixed after their first trick, which was the bloke making the woman hang in the air. I asked him if he could figure out how they did it and he said no, I agreed that I couldn’t either and it was pretty clever. The only thing that bothered me was that the guy looked and acted a lot like Glenn Robbins, who is the bloke that plays Kel in Kath and Kim, and Russell Coight in All Aussie Adventures that ToF and I used to watch, so I had trouble separating him from the characters I’ve seen on TV.

Josh had an ice cream before we left and we watched a bit of the Naked Scientist, who is an English bloke who just answers science questions posed by kids. The “naked” is because he doesn’t use any props or e.g. Google to get his facts, they are all in his head. However Joshua did say that he was expecting him not to be wearing any clothes!

I grabbed a Vanilla Diet Coke on the way back to the train station, then we went home to check on the patient. Deanne was okay, but still unable to do anything very much. Josh asked if he could do some of the Maths Seeds, which are the numeric version of the ABC Reading Eggs he has been doing. He seems much more proficient at the maths ones than the English ones, and he’s not too bad at the English ones! He continued doing those from when we got in at five until I had finished making soup for tea at about half six, he loves them.

This evening I watched the rest of a film I have been doing in shifts called Aeon Flux which, upon reaching the end, made no more sense than it had done at the start. Good effects but a loony story!

Tomorrow we have nothing planned, although there is another science and sustainability thing on, somewhere near Canning Bridge I think, so we might go to that. Deanne is Skyping Rich in the afternoon, as she has a few questions for him about an upcoming interview she has been invited to.

I liked the picture of the earring you sent, looks a little tarnished but practically good as new for 1,600 years old! Deanne likes the sound of the tea and we hope the finger isn’t hurting too much.

Sorry for the long mail but it’s been an exciting day.

Love

Dan

Science Fair Ice Cream

Science Fair Ice Cream

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Firemen’s Hats

Dear Mum,

I had a good time at school this morning, first of all helping the kindy (not pre-primary) kids cut out a fireman’s hat, which they all thought was brilliant. Then I supervised them taping some boxes together and painting them red to start making a fire engine. It was  It was really good fun and all the kindy kids seemed to remember me from the last few times I’ve been in. I’m pleased I can continue to do the odd Monday to help out as it is great to see what they do in the daytime.

I got home at about lunchtime and had one of my arancini balls. I then fired up the computer and did an hour or so of Rich’s work before heading in to pick the boy up again.

Josh watched a bit of TV while he was having his snack, then went and played outside, before asking if he could do some more of the ABC Reading Eggs. While he was doing that I made a cheesy pasta bake, topped with the leftover breadcrumbs I had whizzed up in the food processor for the balls yesterday. We had raspberry jelly and ice cream for pudding, which was nice.

Back to work tomorrow! The picture is of Snuggles relaxing on the sofa this afternoon.

Love

Dan

Snuggles On The Sofa

Snuggles On The Sofa


More Jobs

Dear Mum,

Before bed last night I got my usual round of emails from online job boards and some interesting roles came up. So this morning I checked them out properly and a couple of them were actually quite relevant. I therefore spent a good chunk of today writing a cover letter, thankfully only once because the two jobs were very, very similar. Apart from one is temporary and the other is permanent.

After I finished I sent the letter to Deanne to do a quick copy edit, she did so and sent it back then I fired it off to the two agencies that were advertising the jobs.

One of them just sent a standard email back saying “thanks for the application, we’ll be in touch”. But five minutes after I sent it the other one called me, told me who the job was with and asked me if I’d be okay with having my CV passed on to the employer. I said “yes”!

Having said that, the lady I spoke to said she’d be sending me through the full job spec’ and asking for written confirmation I actually want to be put forward for it and she hasn’t actually done that yet, so I’ll call first thing Monday morning and check up on what’s going on.

Deanne had collected Joshy and they arrived home at about five, we decided we couldn’t be bothered to cook, so went to the local chip shop and bought potato scallops and chips for tea, along with some salad stuff we have in the fridge. We enjoyed it quite a lot, and then Josh had ice cream and chocolate sauce for pudding, after which he asked if he could have some of his jelly from yesterday. He was very hungry today, I think he might be growing again!

We’re doing a bit of shopping in the morning. Not sure about the afternoon but Joshua would really like to go to a play centre so we might have to do that.

Love

Dan

Chips

Chips


Nobody Expects The Rental Inquisition

Dear Mum,
It was a bit odd to be woken up by the alarm, rather than a four year old boy climbing in to our bed. Quite nice but we did both miss him. He had a good time though, apparently he and Nana were in a making mood and made all kinds of things, like dinosaurs, and a jelly, which is what the picture below is of. He brought it home with him when Deanne collected him tonight. Very tasty!
My morning was spent checking the house was clean, following the list of suggestions that the realtors sent us for the inspection. This included things like washing off any hand prints on the walls and cleaning the light switches!!!
I finished and waited, and waited. The woman didn’t turn up until quarter to twelve, which was just before the end of the time they had stated she would be there by. However at least it meant I had time to double check everything.
In the afternoon I applied for a security job through an agency.
The family got home at nearly five o’clock, I made slice and mash and corn on the cob and broccoli and cauliflower for dinner, then we had Josh’s lime jelly (I thought of Dad’s allergy to lime flavouring as I was eating it), which was very good.
Tomorrow is day care for the boy. I need to post a couple of letters. The job market seems to be slowly becoming a bit more buoyant, so I’m spending more time actually looking through ads to check if I’m suitable for things.
Love
Dan

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