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The Brick Work has started!

It is just getting more and more exciting and I can’t believe how quick it is going. One of my work mates had just finished telling me yesterday that the brick work is often one of the last things done because brickies are so hard to come by and we go and see the house today and they have started! She was saying that one of our other work mates had the kitchen in and everything before they even started the bricks! Well not so in our case!

We have half a wall of bricks and we are both really happy with how it looks, so that is good! We are loving the colour choices so far and glad we spent the teeny bit extra to get the teeny bit nicer version of the bricks we chose. These ones have slightly flattened edges on them, the cheaper ones didn’t. But over the cost of the house it didn’t make a huge amount of difference so we went with the nicer dearer ones.

Anyway, some more pics for you…

The insulation has been installed in all the walls, & Jaz with her Barbie car.

The insulation has been installed in all the walls, & Jaz with her Barbie car.

The cornices have been delivered also, you can sdee them on the floor there.

Front of house, gyprock delivered in garage and brickwork on side.

Front of house, gyprock delivered in garage and brickwork on side.

The start of the brickwork, a whole half a wall... almost

The start of the brickwork, a whole half a wall... almost

More photos of bricks..

More photos of bricks..

First wall taken from rear of house

First wall taken from rear of house

The 4 year old mind boggles

I was running late for work this morning, got the kids in the car and hopped in the drivers seat. I looked up at the rear vision mirror and it was GONE!!! Yes GONE!

WHAT THE! The first thing that crossed my mind is that someone was playing a prank, then thought, maybe it has fallen off and started looking around the car, on the floor etc.

Finally when I start to get cranky Kyan pipes up, have a look in there Mummy (pointing at the glove box). I open the glove box and lo and behold there is the rear vision mirror!

WHAT THE!!!

Then I remember seeing Kyan walking inside with Dean’s car keys. Dean had let him take the keys out to the car so he could get something out of it… and the penny drops.

Kyan LOVES playing in the car and pretending to drive it.. no more letting him get things out of the car on his own, that is for sure!!!

Anyway, so I ask Kyan ‘How do you know it was in there?’. He looks at me and says with perfect innocence, ‘I don’t Know?’.

So I ask him, ‘Did you put it in there?’. With equal perfect innocence he says…’No’.

I tell him I think he did put it in there and he looks at me dumbfounded as if he can’t work out how I could possibly figure it out that he put it in there…at that point I just had to get going so put it back on and I left it at that, explaining to him the importance of the rear vision mirror as we drove on….

Ugh..4 year old boys!!!!

The Bricks Have Been Delivered!

So Exciting! I can’t wait to see what the house will look like with the bricks laid. Wonder how long it will take for them to be laid?

We went to have a look at the house again yesterday, so have some more photos!

Front Wide Shot

Front Wide Shot

Left view of front with BRICKS out front!!!

Left view of front with BRICKS out front!!!

Front Close Up - See the Door is in!

Front Close Up - See the Door is in!

Entry - Loving the wide entry hall!

Entry - Loving the wide entry hall!

Entry to left and family room - through wall to formal lounge

Kitchen and entry to left and family room - through wall to formal lounge

Kitchen to left, & family room (dining in foreground)

Kitchen to left, & family room (dining in foreground)

Kitchen taken from family room

Kitchen taken from family room, dining on left

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen with Dean and Jaz modelling

Kitchen with Dean and Jaz modelling

Pantry with Dean modelling

Pantry with Dean modelling

Jaz dancing in family room

Jaz dancing in family room

Kyan dancing in family room

Kyan dancing in family room

Main bathroom

Main bathroom

Office - entry to right through wall, garage to left through wall.

Office/Spare Room - entry to right through wall, garage to left through wall.

Main Bedroom

Main Bedroom

Main bedroom, ensuite to right

Main bedroom, ensuite to right

Spa in ensuite - there was a mouse in it! EEEWWWW

Spa in ensuite - there was a mouse in it! EEEWWWW

Formal Lounge/Theatre Room/Play Room - will be play room to start with

Formal Lounge/Theatre Room/Play Room - will be play room to start with

Stitched two photos of the rear of the house in photoshop to make a semi panorama of the rear

Stitched two photos of the rear of the house in photoshop to make a semi panorama of the rear

More frame photos

We had another look at the house yesterday and a large portion of the roof trusses were up. (no idea how to spell that by the way!)

I wanted to go back again today but we just get home so late after work & then going to the block  so I might leave it till the weekend to take some more photos.

Anyway, so I thought I would share some more photos..

Front of the house

Front of the house

Lounge on left and entry

Lounge on left and entry

Entry, leading into family room

Entry, leading into family room

Kitchen from dining area, facing entry

Kitchen from dining area, facing entry

Family room from Kitchen/dining area

Family room from Kitchen/dining area

Hall from main bedroom, facing front of house

Hall from main bedroom, facing front of house

Patio from rear with screen doors to main bedroom on left, and family room on right.

Patio from rear with screen doors to main bedroom on left, and family room on right.

Kids having showers in the ensuite spa!

Kids having showers in the ensuite spa!

The Frame is Up!! Wahoo!

Oh it is so very exciting watching the house progress. I have been hanging for the frame to go up to get a better feel for where everything was going to be and as crazy as it sounds, now that the frame is up it is already starting to feel like home!

We went and had a look yesterday and I took some photos. Apparently the roof trusses are going up today so we will go and have another look this afternoon.

Anyway, here are the pics! 😉 (clicking on them shows the full size version)

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The frames are up!

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You can kind of see the hall leading from the garage to the bedrooms in this pic.

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This is the lounge room, with the entry to the right.

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Jasmine at her bedroom window, apparently she has always wanted a window JUST like this! ;-)

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Jasmine, apparently 'sitting on the toilet'.

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Kyan in his bedroom cupboard.

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Kyan looking out his bedroom window.

Our bedroom window - sliding door to left, ensuite & WIR to right

Our bedroom window - sliding door to left, ensuite & WIR to right

View from screen doors in family room.

View from screen doors in family room.

Drama Queen!

It is not as if we didn’t already know it, but yes our daughter is a major drama queen!

We have this head lice prevention spray as both our kids got a bout of head lice recently thanks to some of Jasmine’s classmates. We got rid of them thankfully and have been using a head lice prevention spray on their hair in the hopes of preventing them from getting another bout of it from other kids at school.

Anyway, it has tea tree oil in it and really gets up your nose when you spray it and so she always carries on a bit when it happens as do I a little as it gets up my nose too.

Anyway, today I sprayed her hair with detangle spray as her hair was wet and tangled and she started carrying on the way she does when I use the head lice spray! Huffing and puffing and screwing up her nose and carrying on.. until I pointed out that it was detangle spray and NOT head lice spray.

So I made some fun of her being a drama queen and she then hammed it up even more. Carrying on and pretending to be offended that I called her a Drama Queen!

I just HAD to take note of this because I so need to do a layout and didn’t want to forget!

The Slab is Down!

WAHOO! It is all so very exciting! The slab is down on our new house. You can see some of the bricks around it as well.

Check out the kids at ‘The Front Door’. 😉

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And Jasmine Opening ‘The Front Door’. LOL!

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Jaz in front of the Garage

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Told ya I was going to bore you with progress photos… he he

Gefiliciteerd Oma! & Update

Today is my Oma’s Birthday! I wish I could be there to wish her a Happy Birthday in person! So Oma, sending you lots of Happy Birthday thoughts across the oceans! Hartelijk Gefiliciteerd met je verjaardag Oma! Ik hou van jou!

I had a follow up appointment with my Rheumatologist yesterday. I was kinda hoping he would tell me to stay on the Prednisone until the Plaquenil has had more time to work because I really feel like I need it. The lower my dosage gets the sicker I start to feel again. I knew I was sick, but I didn’t realise just how sick I was till I started to feel normal again.

My thought processes are slowing again, which is so frustrating.. I am getting a foggy head and very forgetful. That had all stopped on the full dose of Prednisone and it was WONDERFUL to be thinking clearly! I have been making really stupid mistakes at work which is not going down very well. I am trying hard to do well but my brain just won’t work!!! The tiredness is coming back.. slowly.. but I am getting back to needing naps again on the weekend, which I hadn’t needed for a while. My joints are starting to hurt again and feel stiff, as well as my back and spine feeling sore and stiff especially in the mornings. My skin is getting soo itchy again. I am getting headaches again, which stopped on the full dose of prednisone. I had always dismissed the headaches as just one of those things.. but it looks like it is connected.

So back to the doc visit.. he wants me off the prednisone as it is not good long term. I know it isn’t.. because I have heard so much stuff about it, and I am gaining weight on it, getting high blood pressure, and my cholesterol has gone up on it. But I just FEEL so much better on it. So basically he wants me to keep tapering the dose, and wants me off it entirely by the time I see him again in 3mths.  He says I need to give the Plaquenil at least another 3mths which makes sense from what I have read as it apparently takes 3-6mths to work. He said if the Plaquenil is not working by then we can discuss other stronger immune suppressant drugs to try which by his expression was not an idea he was keen on, but at this point I don’t feel I have a choice. If the Plaquenil doesn’t work.. I just won’t be able to keep functioning the way I was. 

My blood work again was inconclusive, only showing inflamation again, still even with the prednisone. He said I obviously have some sort of systemic inflamatory disease.. but he just can’t tell me what. [thanks to my very unhelpful bloodwork!]

I can feel all the symptoms slowly coming back and it is an unpleasant reminder of how crappy I was feeling. I so don’t want to go back there as it is no way to live! Not to mention the fact I would not be holding on to my job much longer!!

So I am trying so very hard to think positive that the Plaquenil will start working it’s magic very soon… fingers crossed!

5 Years Ago Yesterday

We lost our darling son Jacob. Sometimes it feels like a lifetime ago, sometimes it feels like yesterday. For those who don’t know the story, he was 18wks when we found out he had a neural tube defect called anencephaly. We still don’t know why he was unlucky enough to have it, since I was taking pre-natals and folic acid and all the rest of it.

Basically it means his spine didn’t form correctly in the early weeks of the pregnancy and he was missing the top part of his head from the eyebrows up. He only had the lower part of his brain, the brain stem. He had zero chance of surival past birth so we chose to end the pregnancy early. It was a very hard decision but the one that was best for us as a family. We did not want to prolong the grief any longer than we had to. As it turned out and to our great relief, he ended up passing away before the proceedure.

Yesterday we had a birthday cake to celebrate his birthday. The kids had lots of questions about him and wanted to see photos. Even though they have never met him, they both miss him a lot as do we. Kyan was fascinated by the photos of him, at how tiny he was and what he looked like. He is still trying to get his head around the concept of not living anymore after you die though and was asking when he would come alive again. I think he is slowly starting to understand that he wont.

I wanted to do a layout about him last night but the kit I wanted to use isn’t finished yet! So it will have to wait a few more days till I can finish it up. Not really sure what I want to put on it yet…

It is all so bittersweet, because as much as we wish Jacob was still here, if he were, Kyan wouldn’t be.

Work has started!!

It is all very exciting because work has finally started on our new house! It is a small step but it is a start! They have finally started earth works on our block in preparation for the house. They have cut in and leveled the block ready for the next step! WAHOO.

So I am going to bore you now with progress photos…likely to be a regular occurance!

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This is where the house is going to be on the block. It is a bit hard to see but on the second photo just behind this main cut in part, the shed is going to be a little lower down.

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We are so excited that it is finally starting. They are apparently planning on starting the rest next week.. so it is entirely possible that by next weekend we could have a slab! How exciting will that be!!!

Update on my Auto Immune Stuff

The side effects of the prednisone are really starting to kick in now, and I am now definately ready to get off it! I had a check up with my gp last week and I have never ever had high blood pressure before, but my blood pressure was high which is apparently a side effect of the prednisone. I have also started putting on weight really quickly which I was hoping I may have avoided, but it has just started happening in the last 2 wks. BUGGER!

My face has been swelling more and more too and the other day I missed a dose and ended up having my neck swell up like a big huge goiter. It looked awful! I have managed to taper my dose by about 2.5mg with minimal side effects, no crash this time like I had when I tried to taper by 12.5mg without the plaquenil.

I think the plaquenil is starting to work a bit now, slowly but surely. When I am feeling unwell I am no longer having the pain I was getting, just the exhaustion and foggy head. I have no idea if this is common for autoimmune diseases apart from Rheumatoid Arthritus but I seem to get worse in humid whether. It explains why I had a flare when we went to see my parents at the coast at Christmas time and in our recent humid weather I haven’t been feeling quite as good as I did initially on the prednisone. I am however still feeling MUCH better overall than I did prior to the prednisone.

The best thing of all is that I am sleeping better at the moment, which I think is an effect of the plaquenil, because the prednisone actually made my insomnia worse, but the insomnia didn’t bother me as much as it did previously. I am actually able to stay awake and even design until 11pm at night which I haven’t been able to do for the longest time! And now, I am able to sleep when I get to bed as well, which is even better!

So right now I am feeling very hopefull that the Plaquenil is the answer for treating this thing which is making me so happy. It is such a relief. Finally a way to manage this thing and actually have a life instead of just live to work and get home and crash every day. At the moment I am trying to decide when to taper my dosage again, I want to do it as quick as possible but I don’t want to risk another flare either. Dean thinks I should take it nice and easy but the prednisone side effects are really doing my head in! Oh well, guess I will take it one day at a time for now and when I feel like I have been ok for long enough drop the dosage again.

Our Sweet 7 year old

I can hardly believe that Jasmine is now 7 years old! She had her birthday and birthday party on Saturday and had a wonderful time! She had lots of her friends come to her party as well as family and got so TOTALLY spoilt! She got lots of cool presents, High School Musical Singit game for the Wii, HSM Twister Moves, HSM roller blades, Play Makeup and the list goes on.

Can you tell there is a bit of a running theme on the High School Musical stuff, she LOVES High School Musical and is currently saving her pocket money for a Gabriella doll. We were so proud that despite the fact she got so totally spoilt she didn’t act spoilt at all, and at the end of the day wrote us this sweet little note on a piece of notepaper that she got with one of her presents. How cute is this!!

It really made our day to see how much she appreciated her day. It is so heart warming to see she doesn’t take it all for granted and while she got spoilt doesn’t act spoilt. 😉

New Medication to try

I  emailed my Rheumatologist this afternoon and he got back to me within hours on a Sunday no less! How cool is that!

Anyway, he doesn’t want me on this high a dose of prednisone long term due to the long term side effects and risk of toxicity, but he said the fact that I responded so well indicates that I should have a slow acting medication as a steroid sparring agent. He is going to prescribe me with Plaquenil which is a medication used commonly for Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritus, Schleroderma and other Auto Immune conditions. I did a bit of research on it and the side effects on this medication are minimal and it is a lot more suitable medication for long term use. He is doing me a new script for the Prednisone in smaller doses so that I am able to taper the dosage in smaller amounts while on the Plaquenil which should help reduce the flare ups that I am experiencing at the moment.

So fingers crossed Plaquenil is the answer to treating this thing long term! 😉 I am so so glad to finally be getting treatment! 😉

Not long now! & mini update

I have just spent the day uploading kits to DSP, not long now and they will be making their debut at the digitalscrapbookplace.com store. I just can’t wait for them to hit the shelves! 😉 My kits will be in the store on the 15th US time, so stay tuned for my announcement of their arrival! 😉

A little update on my health, as per my rhematologists instructions, I reduced my prednisone dosage by a quarter of a tablet a bit over a week ago. I have to say I am noticing the difference, I had back stiffness, and joint pain today and I feel asleep on the couch because I was so exhausted this afternoon. I was waiting to see if it was just me being back at work making me tired again, but today has been my worst day so far. I did a small amount of tidying up and I was exhausted. I started having a flare up last night, starting with tell tale itching, and this morning the joint pain, and this afternoon exhaustion.

So I am going to email my rhematologist this week and see if I can go back up to the original dose, as I felt great on that, apart from a couple of days over Christmas where there was humid & rainy weather, which have always been my worst days. I still feel better than prior to prednisone, but I hope he will think it is ok to go back up to the original dose.

Now, I am buggered, so off to bed for me! 😉

Our Christmas Day Adventure…

We thought we would drive to my parents house on Christmas Day rather then brave the Boxing Day traffic. Well, what an adventure that turned out to be!!

A 2.5hr drive started out with 2 toilet stops before we even reached half way, then at stop number 4, dh was getting too tired to drive so we stopped to switch. Our son needed to go to the toilet AGAIN, so I took him in while dh and dd waited in the car. I came back to a huge puddle of water surrounding the car, and the car overheating! We waited about an hour for the car to cool down so we could top up the water and keep going because it seemed to be going ok while driving on the highway.

We made about 5 more km before the car started overheating again and we had to pull over on the side of the road. We had to call the roadside assistance, for which we forgot to renew our insurance, luckily dh was able to pay it over the phone! Another hour later, the toe truck turned up and much to the kids excitement we got to have a ride in a toe truck. 6.5hrs after we left we finally arrived at our destination!!!

So we basically spent most of the day in the car on Christmas Day!

We should have arrived at my parents house at 4.30pm in plenty of time for her Christmas roast, and ended up arriving after 8pm. Thankfully we didn’t ruin dinner, just had it a touch late. We were going to open presents last night but it was too late for the kids, so we are going to do it this morning once everyone is up.

Not sure when we are going to go back home now, because we have to wait till Monday at least to find out if someone can fix our car. Worst come to worst we may be able to drive my parents 2nd car home until ours gets fixed.

The kids loved their new trampoline, and dh even helped me to wrap presents on Christmas Eve. An all time first!!!

I hope everyone’s day went much more smoothly than ours did!

Yes an Umbrella is a weapon and can cause the need for stitches!

This is SUCH a me thing to do, I can be such a klutz at times and this morning while getting out of the car, I managed to stab myself with a broken umbrella. If anyone is going to do something like that, it would be me! Such a dufus!

We could immediately see it was a pretty nasty gash in my leg so we packed the kids right back in the car and went straight to the doctors. They let me right in without an appointment, the look of shock on my face was enough to get them in there right away! LOL

So I now have three stitches in my leg and orders to stay of my feet for three days. We got lucky with the doctor on call today, it turns out Dean did a freebie couch repair for them, a small 10 minute job, so she was kind enough to bulk bill the visit which was very sweet of her. So I got all patched up and a tetnus shot at no charge, which was awfully nice of her! I said to her, well there you go, good karma! What goes around comes around. She said she still felt guilty for not paying for the repair. LOL She might feel better about it now at least.

I am still laughing at myself for such a stupid freak accident. Needless to say that broken umbrella is no longer on the floor of the car, but in the wheelie bin!

 

 

I feel normal!!

I have been on prednisone for nearly 5 days now and I can’t believe how much better I feel. I almost feel normal again! I got up this morning and one of the first things I did was unpack the dishwasher. It has been a very long time that I have been able to do much of anything in the mornings as I am usually much to tired, stiff and sore. I have been having to have rests while getting ready for work as while standing up ironing, showering and doing makeup makes my back incredibally sore. So much so that I have trouble putting my shoes on. It is now nearly 10.30 and I have put on a load of washing, done some picking up and unpacked the dishwasher and had a shower and my back is only mildly niggly and not an ounce of stiffness. I normally have to put on a wheat pack 3-4 times while getting ready for work, and now is the first time I have done it, and I could easily have done without it.

I feel like I can work through tiredness instead of it feeling like a brick wall of exhaustion that stops me in my tracks. It is NORMAL tiredness, that every other person experiences. I knew I was sick but I am only now starting to realise just how debilitating the illness was.

I am still getting sweating and some swelling, and some mild pain in my smaller joints, but nothing I can’t deal with. Nothing I need painkillers for or can’t work through. If I keep improving at this rate I will be ecstatic.

I haven’t noticed any major adverse side effects yet. No increased hunger, not sure about weight gain as our scales are a bit funny, but my clothes haven’t changed fit wise. I may have a bit of a rounder face, not sure, but that can be a side effect. My mood has most certainly improved but I don’t think it is the side effect of mood swings, I think it is just feeling normal and able to do things ! I guess it is a matter of wait and see for longer term effects but so far so good.

Christmas is coming! & update

Wow Christmas is coming way to fast, I just can’t keep up with the pace! Work is super busy and there is tons of stuff to do at home before Christmas, we have yet to put up the tree and finish buying presents. I still haven’t taken the photos for our Christmas cards, let alone sent them, they are looking like they are going to be late again this year!

I had my appointment with the rhematologist on Tuesday and unfortunately I STILL have no clear answers. My blood work only showed inflamation but no clear signs of exactly what the problem is. The doctor said I could have any of the autoimmune diseases, including Lupus, Scheroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritus, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease or even Still’s Disease which I think is also an Autoimmune Disease. He said he just can’t fit me into a neat little box.

From what I have read and heard Auto Immune Diseases are notoriously difficult to diagnose and I have heard many stories of it taking 5-10 years to get a diagnosis. I am thinking that as the disease progresses it will probably become more clear.

He offered to try treating it with prednisone if I wanted to and in a way tried to talk me out of it, but when he asked me what I thought I explained it is getting harder and harder to get through the working week and that it is effecting my work, and he said alright I think we should do it then. Prednisone is used as a treatment for all of the above diseases, so here’s hoping it will help. It has a lot of nasty side effects so it is going to be a see what happens kind of deal.

I started the medication on Tuesday night and I think I am noticing a slight improvement already. Fingers crossed it continues and the side effects aren’t too bad. I am on 25mg/day for the next month, then I have to reduce the dose by 1/4 of a tablet for the next month and another quarter the month after that, after which I have to go and see the rheumatologist again. He even gave me his email address which I have never had a doctor do before in case I have any problems with the Prednisone. So it is good to know I can easily contact him if I do experience any of the bad side effects.

Dean is still doing his triathalon training and is well and truely hooked. He is looking fitter and fitter every day and loosing some of his ‘beer’ belly. (not that he ever drinks much beer!) I am so proud of how much he is putting into it and how well he is doing, and how much his self confidence has improved since he started doing it. It really is great to see! Unfortunately it is a rather expensive hobby to get all the gear and to enter the comps, but he is enjoying it and it does him lots of good so you can’t begrudge him that at all!

Kyan has been very cranky the last few months, lots of tantrums and testing the boundries. Dean had a parent teacher interview at his kindy (I couldn’t make it because I am too busy at work) and they had noticed a change as well. They said he has been getting a bit bored in his current room and he is very ready to move up to the preschool room where it is more structured and they do a lot more ‘schooling’ type activities. They started transitioning him this week. I think it will do him good and be a bit more of a challenge for him. I think he is turning into a smart little cookie with a lot of ‘street smarts’. He is very observant and will often remember where things are when we can’t find them. I have been thinking that his crankyness is a combination of loosing his day naps, getting tired towards the end of the year, and testing the boundries a little as he gets a bit older. Fingers crossed it ends soon because his tantrums have been rather nasty and very testing!

Jasmine remains her consistent smart, well behaved and cheerful self, in between virus’s and illnesses that is. She has had her fair run of illness this year, her most recent an ear infection which she hasn’t had for quite some time. She is currently a bit wingy about all the mozzies that have come out in force thanks to our recent rain but apart from that she is doing well. Must dig out that mozzie zapper and a website addy I have yet to check out! I can’t wait till we have fly screens in the new house! She is enjoying her last weeks of year 1 and can’t wait to go to grade two! She still loves learning, reading and writing and appears to be a bit of a wizz at maths. She still loves her art and craft and being creative. I don’t think that will ever change since it is in her blood from both sides of the family!

The house plans are going well. We are in the final stages before it goes to council certification. We took a bit long over a few things which has delayed our starting date.  We are just waiting on one little thing and they will put it in for approval. Then hopefully in the new year building will start! YEAH! We have done all our selections and Dean is currently checking them all with all the suppliers to make sure everything is correct. Good thing he did because there were a couple of changes a few of them hadn’t made! It will be so exciting when building starts, I will be sure it innundate this blog with photos when it does! The current plan is that we should be able to move in in May, right at the start of winter. I am hanging for that spa bath to sooth my aching bones, fingers crossed there will be enough water in the tank to use it!

We have had lots of rain lately which is great, our dams are still critically low however with the rain only enough to sustain the city for a few more months. As I type however I can hear a storm brewing so heres hoping for a nice big downpour! Fingers crossed we continue to get enough rain until they finish the pipeline that will connect us to the Brisbane supply.

I am still doing some designing, I love it so much as it really satisfies my creative urges. I would love dearly to do it full time. We can only dream right?? I am doing a contest at the moment so haven’t been putting out much but the kits I have been working on should be available soon, with any luck!

Wow what a book! Ok, lots to do I had better get too it!

Bully Update

Jasmine’s teacher spoke to the boy who said the nasty words to Jasmine as well as his teacher. He was made to apologise to her and according to Jasmine he seemed quite upset.

Her teacher also spoke to her class (the boy is in a different class) about being friends.

So overall a good outcome. :-)