Kindergarten is hard. I am honestly not sure I could take a whole year with a kindergarten class. They are such exhaustingly high maintenance. Give me upper primary any day. For now I have two days of freedom; creativity to unleash and garden work aplenty.
I was simply too shattered to post by the time the boys went down last night. watched some TV and hit the hay early.
‘Before the Flood‘ is well timed and pertinent. There are some really very good interviews and some excellent visual storytelling. Good but not great as it is a bit too americocentric for broader international appeal. In trying very hard to not be alarmist it waters down its impact some too.
Watched Ep2 of season 3 ‘Black Mirror‘. I would be happy to slam the season over a couple of nights but N finds them all so deeply uncomfortable that we have to pace them out. Also gave an episode of ‘Billions‘ ago as N had watched some on a plane and liked it.
Episode 1 of S3 Black Mirror is still repeating on me. All in all it was a better episode than the second. One of the best to date in fact, rare insofar as it left the viewer with some catharsis. A deeply challenging look at reviewing culture. Rating people has been tried and fortunately roundly rejected a number of times so far. But, well ebay, AirBnB, Uber and a thousand other apps all encourage the daily ranking of both participants in every transaction. Will it ever get as bad as depicted in Black Mirror?
Found this collection of fantastically weird disquieting and disturbing images. Some I have seen before, some that will haunt my subconscious for years to come.
For a blessing today a day without a call out, spent productively at home with family. Mostly cleaning and fighting back the tide of disorder and filth that threatens to overrun our house in a tornado of play every day.
Dubbo is not my favourite town. We got there and back in a day with mixed success; a number of tasks were completed but a few things, like the office chair I wanted to try sitting in and the lime tree we were hoping to plant were unavailable. We did do a massive shop at multiple stores and have laid in supplies for weeks ahead as well as many small bits and pieces that have been being missed. Our goal is to avoid purchasing anything other than regular and occasional perishables locally to avoid the paying the exorbitant Cobar tax.
Work is coming in thick and fast, another day with a kindergarten class today. Also continuing swapping rooms around, now almost complete. Big fight with my router to try and get USB storage accessible to all on the network Router 1: Kim 0. Not giving up yet though.
Yet again no painting today.
One of many cool Barcelona street murals. A scene sorely lacking hereabouts.