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Susan's Blog – March 2016 Archive (2)

Day of procrastinating

Well, it's that time of term again - you know the one where all the marking and reporting needs to happen.  Currently, I have three piles of exam papers to mark with another two coming Tuesday so what do I do?  Why, I find every excuse NOT to be marking this weekend, then I'll end up in a god awful panic at 6pm tomorrow night and stay up till two doing the most urgent (yr 9 papers) and spend the rest of the week cranky and stressed and tired because I have too much work to do.  Even though I…


Added by Susan on March 12, 2016 at 19:00 — 13 Comments

Start of Autumn 2016

Hi Everyone,

Thank God for the rain!! My garden has been without decent rainfall for about 6 weeks now and everything was struggling to stay alive.  Watering was taking a big chunk of my time and things that I wouldn't normally water (the established apple and peach for example) had to get watered as well as I was worried about how they were travelling as my grass was D.E.A.D.

I had a problem with spider mites on my mango tree.  All the new growth was going pale and burnt…


Added by Susan on March 2, 2016 at 20:30 — 11 Comments

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