Friday, April 3, 2015

A Family Update, Saying Goodbye to Say G'day Saturday and Saying Hello to Regular Blogging!

G'day from Oz lovely friends! It's been a long time between posts...way too long!

Well, I have been BUSY around here. Here is a little snapshot of what's been happening in my life lately...

+Madeleine Moore has moved to Canberra to study Law and International Relations at the Australian National University! This has been a very exciting but very traumatic experience...for me that is, not for Madeleine!

Madeleine Moore in Canberra

Anyway, she is having a ball in Canberra and has made some beautiful friends. She is already hobnobbing with the politicians down there so I think she is destined to stay down there for a very long time!

Here she is at a United Nations dinner with our Foreign Minister Julie Bishop!

Madeleine Moore with Julie Bishop

She is only a plane ride away and I've already been down to visit her but I still miss her soooooo much! Happily, she arrives back home for a couple of weeks today so I am very excited indeed!

Natasha in Oz and Madeleine Moore in Canberra

My boy, Alastair, is not really a boy anymore! He turned 15 this year and is now in Grade 10 - yep, he's High School! Life is very busy for my handsome young scholar.

Alastair's Birthday

He is studying hard, singing in two choirs, is an official School Mentor for younger students and was chosen by his school to be a representative on the Lord Mayor's Youth Advisory Council. I'm so proud of him.

He is also relishing being an "only child" during term time!

Alastair Moore

I'm so proud of my two fabulous kiddos!

I have been very busy teaching! After five years of substitute teaching I've finally taken the plunge and gone back to a more permanent teaching position. I'm just under a full-time load and am loving being back in the classroom! It's nice to have my own classes and to have my own desk.

I've even set up a new blog (once a blogger always a blogger!) all about education and teaching. It's only very new but I hope to use it as an online place to share teaching resources and to keep track of my own personal readings and professional development. If you are an educator and would like to join me over there I would LOVE for you to follow me at Educator in Oz!

My final bit of news is a bit sad....

If you read the title of this post, you might have noticed that I'm saying goodbye to the Say G'day Saturday Linky Party! I decided that I really need to take a step back from hosting the party and am leaving it in the very enthusiastic hands of +Joanne T Ferguson from What's on the List.  I have truly loved hosting and nurturing my weekly linky party over the years but, life goes on, changes happen and I knew that I wasn't giving the link party and YOU the attention that it/YOU needed and deserved. Joanne has re-launched the party and is doing such a great job interacting, sharing and promoting the fabulous content of everyone who joins in.

So, as you can see, there have been lots of changes in my life but I'm so excited about all of them. I hope that you will stick with me as I get back to more regular blogging without the pressures of hosting my weekly link up.

If I'm not here at Natasha in Oz you can still find me at Twitter, Pinterest and on Instagram. I am also tweeting at @natashainoz and I have also got a separate Google+ page for my new blog at +Educator in Oz

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you will be back to say g'day again soon.

Best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 



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