Monday, 29 February 2016

Get Talking - Skills

What do you think of these so far? Is it making you think about your answers? Giving you ideas of topics that you can talk about with your friends? Are you joining in and answering the questions for yourselves? I hope you are and would love to hear your answers.

The question for this week is:

What skill would you like to learn?

My answer to this is that there are 2 significant things. I would love to learn how to fly aeroplanes and to play the guitar.

Ever since I was a kid learning piano I've wanted to learn to play the guitar. I liked the idea of music being portable and I could still sing while playing (if I ever got that good). Pianos are not portable - although if I learned the piano accordion it would be.

As for aeroplanes ... I fell in love with flying at the age of 15 when I experienced my first flight and got to go up to the cockpit to have a look (back in the day when kids on a commercial flight were still invited to see, before the days of terrorism). I didn't just want to be a passenger (although I do enjoy that too); I wanted to fly myself.

Neither of these dreams are yet to be realised, and I think my fingers are too short to effectively play a guitar, but maybe one day ...

Monday, 22 February 2016

Get Talking - Dream Job

Here we go ... the question for this week:

What's your dream job?

My dream job is to be a wife and mother.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Get Talking - 2 for 1

With the craziness of a new year starting at the school where I work, last week's Get Talking post just didn't happen. So this week I am going to feature 2 of the cards.

What was the first job you had?

My first job was at a deli. Not in a supermarket, but this was in Western Australia, where the corner shop or milk bar that sold basics also sold fish and chips and sandwiches. For a variety of reasons, I was not there for long.

What's your favourite book and why?

How to choose ... there are so many wonderful books that I have read over the years. I would even have trouble choosing a top three. Sometimes my favourite depends on which author is my favourite at the time. Other times it may depend on the topic or setting. Then again it could depend on lessons the main character is learning and how that could apply to my life.
I just really cannot decide.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Get Talking - Childhood Memories

This week the card is:
Describe a favourite childhood memory.

Hmm ... where do I start? There are so many good memories.

But I think, perhaps my favourite is something that happened when I was in Grade 5. My Dad had long service leave from his job, so we packed the car and headed off up the east coast of Australia. With stops along the way, we made our way up as far as Cairns and then back again - we had almost the whole of Term 4 away from school. My teacher didn't send any homework - I just had to do a diary of our travels. I learned so much on that trip - things I would never have learned or experienced in a classroom. Thanks Dad!