Wednesday, 31 October 2012
And Summer Arrives
I just realised that it is summer tomorrow! We've had a couple of very summer-like days. Temperatures into the 30's (86F+) but it will rain and cool down again tomorrow. I think the most perfect beginning to summer must surely be mine this year. A full six-day 'weekend'! Along with my normal day off, I've had to take Friday off to do an exam and then Our School closes for Monday, before Melbourne Cup Day.
The days are looking bright indeed given that I've had confirmation that my first choice of school to undertake placement have agreed to let me go there next year. I am very excited about the experience.
Autumn's final fling concludes with the strange advancement of Australians taking on the American celebration of halloween. I put a sign on our front door this afternoon after being taken unawares by trick-or-treat characters. We don't celebrate halloween. There are a number of reasons, which I suspect would appear offensive to those for whom this is a part of their way of life. Nevertheless, it's a personal choice and we are all very wary of the idea. My sign was as friendly and direct as I could make it. It reads:
Our family does not celebrate halloween and thanks you for not disturbing us.
Enjoy your evening.
At last count I've escaped the opening of the front door to explain we don't do halloween about five times. There will probably be more now that the dinner hour is over. A few years back they were still going long after my then young children were sound asleep.
So...a lot of study and then the blissful release of a completed exam before enjoying some very much longed-for time to just relax. A wonderful beginning to summer. I have a strange hankering for fish and chips at the beach.