Every year I forget about the annual Mary Poppins Festival in Maryborough until I see the Nanny Races on the news, and then spend a month singing the songs, being disappointed that I forgot, and feeling nostalgic about the thousands of times my sister and I watched the movie as kids.
I spent this whole semester talking to my students about podcasts and books and TV shows, and now classes are over and I’m holed up in my marking cave, I miss telling people about everything I’m reading and listening to. So this is serving two purposes: 1. I get to share, and 2. This is a great gap filler while I’m working on getting some new photos and fun content for when marking is done!
The very first thing I did to combat Archie’s separation anxiety was buy an app for my iPad and phone called Dog Monitor. Actually, at the time I bought it, I wasn’t so concerned about Archie crying when I was out, so much as I was making sure he was okay when he was in the cone of shame after he had his tumour removed.
If you follow my Facebook page, you may have already seen that I’m taking a little step back from cosplay for a while so I can budget and save for big, real life things. This doesn’t mean I’ll stop cosplaying altogether; I think it’s a good opportunity to re-wear and make adjustments to some older costumes.