I’ve been distracted for various reasons this week and this is my last post for the week. I’m going to turn off the computer before the end of today and not turn it on again until Sunday or Monday.
Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to this week.
Public meeting about music taught at public schools
I went to what I think was my first public meeting on Tuesday night. That is I turned up, but was turned away. It was about instrumental music being taught in public schools here in South Australia and the government wanting to cut funding to it. I think that’s a fairly accurate summary anyway.
It was at the Capri Cinema in Goodwood which holds 800 people and by the time I got there just before it was due to start, the cinema was filled to capacity which meant the remaining 200 people standing around in the foyer couldn’t get a seat to be a part of the meeting. Some people had driven a long way and were understandably annoyed.
I tried to look on the bright side that there were a lot of people there and hopefully the outcome for kids wanting to learn music in our schools will be a good one.
I’ve got approval to go to the Web Directions conference in Sydney
I tried to get to go to this conference last year for work but was knocked back but I’ve been given the go-ahead this year. It’s not quite BlogHer but will be good nonetheless.
Now I have the mammoth task (hopefully it’s not mammoth) of organising childcare for three or so nights because unlike BlogHer I bet there’s no childcare. Not that I want to take JJ if I can help it but it would be nice to have that option.
Anyone else going in my blogworld?
Actually, that’s about all I’m going to say for now. Have a good weekend everyone.
Congrats on going to Sydney! Sorry I can’t help you out. I used to live down there, but my contacts are either gay, unmarried without children or their children have now grown up.
Imagine being turned away from a public meeting. That is a good sign, I think?
Oh, how I wish I could say I was in your neighborhood…but alas..no.
Have a great weekend…
Maxine Sherrin says
Hey there, great to see you’re going to be able to make it along to the conference this year.
About childcare: I don’t think we’ll be able to run to a creche at this stage, though we’ll certainly consider it for the future. However, do feel free to bring JJ along if that is the best solution for both of you. I know it’s far from perfect, but it would be fine with us if you took him into the presentations or whatever.
Do get in touch if you have any questions at all, and see you in Sydney next month!