Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Saturday, 11 April 2015
At 26 months, Isaac's new sleep association is my elbow!! He insists I roll up my sleeve and let him touch my elbow otherwise he can't go to sleep.
I looooove how he says 'wook (look) mummy' and 'wake nup (up) mummy'. Cutest thing ever!
His favourite song is red, red, the Apple is red from the Busy Beavers channel on YouTube. So annoying, sings it all day and makes you sing it to him all day too ;)
Have to say despite those darn tantrums (on average twice a day), this is such a cute and fun age!!
Friday, 10 April 2015
Saturday, 4 April 2015
At the start of every year I make the resolution to work on my Mandarin. Two months later, it normally gets shelved and probably gets revisited from time to time throughout the year. When I had Isaac I think I pretty much put my 'extra-curriculur' activities on sleep mode while I myself tried to get as much sleep as I could. Having gone back to work, I now have a bit more time to myself especially whilst commuting to and from work on the train. Not forgetting my lunch break!
At the end of last year I decided to sign up for a free 8 week Mandarin course organised by my company. They have been running it for a number of years now. Working in a University where there is a languages department and a Chinese medicine department, we are reaping the benefits as staff. The languages department has an arrangement with a few universities in China where adjunct scholars, as they call them, are given the opportunity to live in Melbourne and work on various projects with our University. One of the projects is to teach Mandarin to staff. So once again I have signed up for another 8 weeks of Mandarin classes. Sometimes I don't feel like going because I feel embarrassed when I am asked to speak. But apart from that it's been great!