Sunday, October 31, 2010

Follow the leader

It was a beautiful day and as I walked around Balclutha, I couldn't help but muse about how lucky we are to live in this country. I miss some things about the big city but beauty is in every corner of New Zealand and I never get tired of it.

Balclutha bridge

I spent the day in Balclutha today while my daughter tried out for the Otago touch rugby team (she got in). Balclutha is famous for its bridge and the beautiful river it spans.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Love teacher

Sitting at my desk today I noticed this gift that I was given by a student a few years back. I love what I am doing now and I enjoy seeing the big picture of education, but every now and then something like this reminds me of how much I miss the kids.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mt Cargill

Was a glorious day in Dunedin today so I climbed Mt Cargill. I used my iPhone Nike GPS app to see how far it was - 3.4km up to the top. I used my iPhone Foursquare app to tell the world I had got there, and I used my iPhone to listen to the TWIT podcast on my way up and down. Somehow I think my whole adventure into nature sort of missed the point.

This is the view from the top.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Christchurch flower gardens

My last shot from Christchurch was taken on the morning I was leaving. The flowers in the bright morning light were so vibrant. Loved my week at ULearn10.

Blossom in Christchurch

The blossoms were out and beautiful in Christchurch. The week was perfect, even though the ground kept shaking.


I have spent the last week in Christchurch at the ULearn10 conference. What a wonderful week! Nearly 2000 people all getting excited about the education of our children and sharing with each other. My week was spent interviewing people for the CORE EDtalks website and I've got to say, I enjoyed every minute of it. It was great to meet so many people and get to talk for a little while about what they are passionate about within education.