Sunday, March 3, 2013
I saw this idea today on Jilda's latest post and thought I would like to do one too - although it should really be posted on the 1st of the month.
March ... Three days into official autumn in this downunder country. Maybe the drought will end soon? We have had no rain for two months, and none to speak of for two months before that. The ground is brown, we are not allowed to water our gardens, and the farmers (and their stock) are suffering.
March ... the new school year is well and truly under way. It is so BUSY!!! We are understaffed and that means huge classes. In my Year 12 English class (age: 16-17) I have 29 students. That is far too many for a top academic class where the pressure is on them, and me, to achieve excellent results in national examinations. The marking load is going to be horrendous. My Year 11 and Year 13 classes are a more realistic size (26 and 16 respectively).
March ... in a week my little granddaughter will turn 4 - unbelievable. I can't wait to go and visit them in April. We talk often on the phone or Skype, but I can't believe how much I miss her and her little brother since they moved to Australia last September. It was wonderful to have them all back at Christmas.
March ... March was my mother's birthday month too. It is 12 years since she died, but the 16th of March never passes without my thinking gratefully of her strength and determination.
March ... the last month before Daylight Saving ends on the 1st of April. I feel sad when the evenings are darker earlier :( I am a summer person, and I dread the winter's arrival. At least winter in our new house will be warmer than we have been used to in the past, with our double glazing and efficient insulation.
My northern hemisphere friends will be greeting the onset of spring soon... Come visit our beach! (picture from here)