Today I made Manoush (not sure how to spell it!), it’s Lebanese pizza with zatar, a spice blend that has oregano, sesame seeds and sumac. This is mixed with olive oil and spread on a pizza base and baked. I cheated and used pre-made pizza bases. I also made little bear face cheeses, and though I thought I took a picture this morning, it obviously didn’t work out.
Mum reminded me that I can probably get a passport in my married name without changing my first name, and if I can change my air ticket to Larissa, that is what I will do. Far too much hassle otherwise!
Squish is still doing brilliantly at school, even today for his substitute teacher while Mrs D was acting principal. I had my second P&C meeting, and have apparently already started pissing people off. Our school is so small we don’t have a full time librarian, and the library itself is very sad looking. Today we voted on how to spend the P&C money in the school, and I was told that “kids can read newspapers, they don’t need books to learn to read”.
I have a long way to go.
In other news, a few weeks ago I did the GLBTIQ(A) Ally training run by the Equity and Diversity unit at uni. On Monday I signed up to be an ally, and Inigo asked me what it meant.
“Basically, it means that I am a friend to anyone who feels like they are being picked on. By wearing my badge and my lanyard on campus, I am a visible supporter of diversity on campus”, I said.
Inigo thought about it for a few minutes, and said, “Mama, you better make sure you always have your lanyard and badge with you, in case anyone feels sad and needs a friend”.
Love that kid.