Are you a jackhammer or a hummingbird?

animal avian beak bird

As I've been described as a 'hummingbird on speed', this article really appealed to me 🙂 According to Elizabeth Gilbert - The world is divided into two types of people. There are the hummingbirds, and there are the jackhammers. Although I'm not a huge fan of Elizabeth Gilbert, this article on Mamamia, caught my attention. …

A crazy place – #Writespiration: Week 19

Writespiration is a great challenge as it really gets my grey matter working. The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme, in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less and it's harder than it sounds. This week Sacha wants to get to know us better so we have to pretend money is …

Reblog: Not a good week!  – Deb’s World

Wonder Woman

I can't let today, 10 May 2017, go by without mentioning that one year ago today we were told our jobs as educators in the State's Correctional Centres were to be axed by the end of 2016. It started a dreadful time of worry, concern, upset, ill health and general malaise.  We were all summonsed to …

Memorable Monday

Today is a big day. I've decided it qualifies to be called Memorable Monday. Why? My husband turns 60 He officially finishes his 39 year teaching career today We had 2 of our 3 grown up daughters and his parents and his sister here to celebrate with him.  Our other daughter in UK phoned in …

Wordless Wednesday – goodbye and good luck!

Farewell cake

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  Farewell cake for the teaching staff at our centre,  as we've all been made redundant - not much more to be said!  It was a very yummy cake 🙂 Debbie PS.  I'll change the subject soon I promise - just a few more days to go until I finish work so please bear with …

On being made redundant…..

My thoughts on being made redundant Meaning: not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous. Synonyms:  Unnecessary, not required, inessential, unessential, needless, unneeded, uncalled for, dispensable, disposable, expendable. unwanted, useless  Back in 2016, I was sitting and talking with my sister at her hospital bed and it was therapeutic for both of us.   For …

Jailhouse Blues by Murray Cook

This article was written by Murray Cook, a fellow teacher at Long Bay Correctional Centre in Sydney and was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 27/8/16.  He sums it up very well and adds a human element to our case. Jailhouse Blues: Premier's decision will rock may lives Pottering around the Blue Mountains …

Partners in crime

partners in crime, now out of a job

These lovely people are just some of my partners in crime! I have worked with many of these good people for well over 10 years, (I'm the one on the far left of the photo). I have been in this workplace for over 20 years and their Manager for all of this time.  In all …

Not a good week! 

Wonder Woman

It seems I'm more political than I thought! I'm also very angry! I've rarely shared information about my work on my blog but this week I have well and truly broken that self imposed ban. And for a very good reason. This week we were informed that our jobs, as educators within correctional centres across …

Wordless Wednesday 11/5/16

Smile and quote

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  I don't usually add words to these  Wordless Wednesday posts believing that the picture tells the story but today is a bit different. The quote used with my photo is very fitting at the moment. This article tells a story which affects me and my colleagues. I rarely, if ever, talk …