How to Succeed at University

By Celia Walmsley I recently graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts, even though I never sat a single school exam. My first exam (not counting driving test and music exams) was when I was twenty, and I was okay with it.  It wasn’t scary, I didn’t freak out, and I didn’t fail! I have found … Continue reading

We have a winner!

I am very pleased to announce the winner of the Easter Book Voucher Competition from Random.Org  Congratulations, Lisa Forde-Piggott!  Lisa has won US$20 to spend on a book or books from TheBookDepository  I have emailed Lisa, privately with the details.   Happy Easter, everyone, and I’ll write again next week.  Stephanie … Continue reading

Easter Competition – WIN a Book Voucher

I am pleased to announce a competition!  I have a US$20 book voucher for The Book Depository to give away for Easter.  And you can have up to seven chances to win! Here’s how to enter: Simply leave a comment on this post, answering this question: What book would you take with you to a desert island if you could only … Continue reading

A Song for Christchurch

My songwriter friend, (wrote ‘Brother, Let Me Be Your Servant’) Richard Gillard, has written a song, a tribute to Christchurch. Listen to it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rplobKsj54Q This song is a gift to the people of New Zealand, royalty free for, and into, the unforeseeable future. Writing about the song, Richard says that the song is based on a hymn by Isaac … Continue reading

The Horror That Unfolds

Living in a small country like New Zealand with a population of just four million people, we are naturally very affected by any big event.  The Prime Minister said “We may well be witnessing New Zealand’s darkest day.”  I fear he may be right. Today Christchurch was hit with another earthquake, this one so bad that although we are in … Continue reading

Stop, Listen and Enjoy

This week I have a new article in the Guest Writers section. Please take time to treat yourself to a lovely article written by my Spanish friend, Silvia Cachia.  The article is called Stop, Listen and Enjoy and Silvia tells her story of her homeschool journey to date, using beautiful words, fonts  colours and pictures. Here’s a taste of the … Continue reading