This week has been ridiculously busy. I was away all week at a Math Writing Camp in Auckland where I had the privilege of writing math exams for next year. It was heaps of fun and I learned so much. I stayed in the student accommodation at the university where we were working. Little did I know an entire week would just flash by and I’d be sitting here writing another Friday Five.

    5 things I enjoyed this week

  1. Writing the math exams
  2. Being fed 5 meals a day (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner)
  3. Chocolate peppermint ice cream from the dairy
  4. Flow the iphone app
  5. Finally recieving my Filofax planner (still waiting for my Erin Condren one)

    5 things I did not enjoy this week

  1. The pens I want to use bleed through the pages in my Filofax.
  2. My flight being deterred to Nelson and having a 4 hour shuttle bus ride to get home
  3. Being fed 5 meals a day because my stomach hurts
  4. The bed in my accommodation – how do you go from a double king to single? You don’t.
  5. Only half of my teaching supplies got here and the rest is on backorder.

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I have decided to start doing a weekly roundup on my blog. If you’ve been around a while, you may have heard about the Friday Five where bloggers are given 5 questions to answer each week on their blog so that their readers get to know them better. I have decided to do this differently and just create my own categories which will each contain 5 points. I have borrowed this idea from Mary at amerrylife. I hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think.

    5 things I have enjoyed this week

  1. Making smoothies with my new blender.
  2. Cooking new recipes: mostly soups, and mostly in my crockpot.
  3. Starting to organize my classroom for next year.
  4. Winning $100 to my local supermarket.
  5. Playing Guild Wars 2 with Josh.

    5 things I am looking forward to

  1. The NZAMT (New Zealand Association of Maths Teachers) test writing camp next week in Auckland.
  2. Receiving my 2 new planners: my Erin Condren teacher planner and my filofax personal planner.
  3. Spin classes finally starting up again at the gym.
  4. Josh’s brother and dad coming to visit.
  5. Getting the new iPhone when my contract is up.

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I was given a Liebster Award by Chantal of she-travels.

I wasn’t sure at first what a Liebster award was since the post was quite vague so I searched it. This is what I found.

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn’t that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.

But I decided that this couldn’t be the origin since the name is in German. I finally found the original rules here. The source is deleted but it’s the same idea. Strangely it used to be 3,000 followers or less, only nominating 3-5 people instead of 9.

No matter what the rules may be, I have decided to participate since it was lovely of Chantal to include me.

I must answer 11 questions created by Chantal and then pay it forward by creating 11 questions of my own and selecting (a few) bloggers who fit the criteria to answer them.

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