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Downton Abbey Paper Dolls!

Thank you Jezebel!

Now, for the news that matters…

I was granted 20 credit points by Macquarie. I can use those credit points to get exemptions for subjects that are similar to ones I have already done. On Friday I asked for an exemption for 100 level psych 1&2, with the intention that I would take 100 level stats this semester which would then allow me to take on 200 level subjects next semester.

I’ve been boring my friends stupid with talk of stats, of planning a light semester (only 1 subject, so I can really get my teeth into it), and mentally preparing myself for the onslaught.

And then I was granted an exemption for stats. An exemption I didn’t want, and didn’t ask for.

Now it seems like a free pass, “woo hoo! I don’t have to do stats this semester”, etc, etc…

But what happens when I need to do 200 level stats without even studying 100 level stats.

It’s a disaster waiting to happen.

And in order to avoid thinking about it while I spend this semester out of my brain with stress about something I cannot control, I think I’ll do personality, or sensation and perception…

Pics from the last few weeks

Banana smiles at Pearl Beach

Happy to see his birthday trampoline

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Paining at playgroup

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Trying on Bonnies goblin mask

Meerkats!

Hot and happy

Feeding the giraffes – a bit scared

Of this!

A wallaby taking a dip

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Koala hanging about

Just having fun!

There were emus

And a bunny

A very friendly echidna

A pretty parrot

Another meerkat on watch

Happy to be allowed an icy pole

The lemurs and the lemur keeper

On safari

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Ducks and ducklings

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A dip to cool down

Ricotta hotcakes for breakfast

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We dipped our toes into the Macquarie River

We saw the hippo, and we saw him take a long underwater stroll

Inigo and Ursula got glittered in a mall – just because I spoke bad Italian, and the make up woman was Italian, and very sweet

And my adorable husband is starting to look like Huggy Bear, the pimp from Starsky and Hutch.

Pearl Beach weekend

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Mark went snorkelling to see what he could see – and he found this amazing sting ray, just off the beach! He got some video too, but it hasn’t been uploaded yet.

And our favourite moment of the weekend was Alex and Inigo splashing together in the surf and playing surf rescue πŸ™‚

Fish Frenzy

Mark and I did heaps of snorkelling in Fiji, as well as snorkeling from the island, we did a one day tour with the promise of a glass bottomed boat, but most of the coral around the island we visited was dead, so we were pretty dissapointed. The one highlight was feeding the fish, which I felt terribly guilty about – but it was very fun. The fish were all around me, and a few missed the bread and tried to get bits of finger. The good news is that they cleaned up my burn wound nicely…