Tuesday adventures

This morning Squish and I traipsed off to New Lynn to the New Zealand Association for Gifted and Talented education, for him to have a another cognitive assessment, with a view to seeing if the one day school was appropriate for him. The appointment was for 10am, and took a few hours, so we had lunch (and a milkshake) with daddy in the city afterwards.

He’s been offered a place, and I’ve been strongly encouraged to take up the offer. Apparently, he scored above the 99th percentile for reasoning, which means that the way he thinks is highly original (we knew that!), and that he is unlikely to ever fit well in standard school (we were starting to understand that too).

On the up side, from next term he’ll have one day a week of inquiry based learning, in a small class environment (about 12 kids per class), where he will be encouraged to engage however he sees fit. And he’ll be with his academic peers – which is huge – rather than having to wait until he’s at university, I am really hoping he’ll find a bunch of kids that really get him. And don’t punch him for being “eccentric”.

And if you’re wondering why I used the word “eccentric”, read this lovely piece by Amy Gray.

A mobile apartment buildingToday’s culinary adventure – potted stilton with chocolate digestives and rhubarb jam. ย 

We’ve been watching “How to Cook like Heston”, and this was his choice of what he wanted to cook. Not macaroni & cheese, or even fondue. No – he wanted this…

140gm Stilton
70gm Marscapone

Mix well, pot, and chill

Chocolate digestives

Port wine reduction (or jam if you can’t be arsed, and you live in a country where port is considered to be for winos only)

Rainbows – thanks Helen!

Yesterday, a rainbow arrived in the mail.


Squish had told the lovely Helen at our farewell party that he NEEDED a rainbow scarf, and she asked for specifications, and knit this gorgeous perfection. He loves it so much, thank you Helen!
 
 She also included in the parcel a couple of items from home I’ve been missing. Chilli paste, and Sard Stick. You rock Helen.


And this was the backdrop for our shoot this morning ๐Ÿ™‚
 
 New Zealand does great rainbows.

Location:Wellington Street,Freemans Bay,New Zealand