Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
January 2021
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Last day of the school holidays

It was the last day of the school holidays and, having managed to sort out most of the back-to-school errands, we decided to indulge in a little recreation. I had hoped to do more activities over the summer with Imogen and Josh but I’ve also been working on getting their old home ready for sale … oh, and there’s been work as well to squeeze in somewhere … and so we haven’t had the time to do quite as much as I wanted. So, today was a welcome opportunity.

Our plans were relatively simple; in fact, there was, initially, only one thing on the plan, and that was to go for a jet boat ride on the Huon River. On arrival it was to discover that we were the only ones on that particular trip (I love it when this happens).

We did get to see some peaceful bits of the Huon River,

but mostly we made lots of noise racing up it and doing mad spins

which we all thoroughly enjoyed.

With that little bit of fun crossed off the list, we took advantage of the surrounding countryside to allow the L-platers to clock up some more kilometres, and eventually we ended up at the top of the mountain (kunanyi/Mt Wellington).

To our surprise there were a few little patches of snow, which inevitably resulted in a brief snowball fight (despite the mild weather, one of the key things that characterises the survival of snow is that it is very cold, and so certain people got slightly chilly fingers).

And if you have snow, not only must you throw snow balls, you must also make a snowman. We present the world’s largest miniature snowman.

I’m not sure any of us want to go back to school/work tomorrow. πŸ™‚

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