Thanks to Lyn and Lorraine who reported sightings of Pemberthy – in Bendigo, Victoria (the pretty pink dot North East of Melbourne) and in Redland Bay, Cleveland and Victoria Point in SE Qld (the red, pink and browny dots south of Brisbane). I also added a green dot in Western Australia for the copy I saw in the school library in Boyup Brook when I was down there recently. Boyup is a lovely town and I thoroughly enjoyed being ‘headline author’ for the Boyup Brook Book Bonanza.
So, with five dots added, the map of Pemberthy sightings looks like this:
If YOU have seen Pemberthy, drop me a line and I’ll add a dot. There’s still lots of room.
I went to work this afternoon – my teaching job (as opposed to the jobs I do from home – writing, reviewing, mothering et al) – and, as it’s the last week of term, thought I’d have some fun. So, I read two gorgeous picture books to my grade ones – Boris Monster Scared of Nothing, by Sophie Laguna and Tough Ol’ Teddy, by Bruce Atherton. I’d grabbed these out of my review pile on impulse as I headed out the door, so didn’t know what to expect, but I loved both, and the kids enjoyed them too.
Then, we danced. On drama day, which is usually Thursday, I’ve been teaching the kids the birdie dance, hokey pokey and the Mexican hat dance. But because it’s the last week, we had an extra dance session. It was only when I spotted an adult watching me through the window as she walked past that I realised how much I was enjoying myself – and how silly I must look. When I teach the kids to dance, I dance, too. But these past weeks I’ve struggled with it, being sore and unwell. Today I was dancing and not feeling it (though a little puffed afterwards).
Yay! I must be getting better. And I don’t care how silly I look!