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I had a lovely time at Swancon, possibly the best time in years. As the girls get older I get to do more. This year I was on two panels and did some work in the art show. Plus I got to attend one and a bit panels on my own!!! Also, we got to stay til the evening masquerade, which was great.


I would particularly like to acknowledge Margaret’s amazing children’s programming, Desiree’s art show and Brian’s IT support. I don’t know Brian but every now and then he would leap into a room brandishing some kind of dongle and solve someone’s problems.

Peral and Ruby both had a ball (with a couple of melt downs due to the overexcitement of being there for so long). Also, Pearl won the judge’s choice in the art show for the under 12 category which will hopefully boost her self esteem. You should have seen her disbelieving face when her name was called. And Ruby won second prize in the under 12 masquerade for her spirited performance of Nana Noodleman the sheep’s song from *Sing!*.

While I remember, some of my ideas for next year…


I think 2018 is the 100 year anniversary of *Snugglepot and Cuddlepie* so it would be a good time to run something in the kid’s program on that.


More parkour for kids!


Also, quidditch for kids and adults!

Date: 2017-04-19 11:48 am (UTC)
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Somewhere in this house I have a very detailed book about the history of children's books - maybe the S&C presentation could look at how it fit in to the social context?

Date: 2017-07-04 02:46 am (UTC)
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I've had a look for it, but it hasn't shown up yet. I'm guessing that it is in the non-fiction bookshelf that is closed/too heavy for me to open, but it isn't in the section I can see easily. However, if I find it, I'll let you know.

Date: 2017-07-12 09:17 am (UTC)
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Found it! I've put it on the front hall shelf, in the hope that that will remind me to get it to you. The book is this one, if you want to check you haven't already read it!

Date: 2017-07-13 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Yes - any time from 3pm. All snacks provided by me will be gluten free; I can't vouch for others.

Date: 2017-07-16 09:14 am (UTC)
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I did not take the comment badly - I in fact thought immediately of my grandmother, who was a force of nature. At her funeral, the [religious person doing the service*] talked of when the women's group had introduced some coating to the brass to hopefully stop it tarnishing, which my grandmother promptly removed, because it wasn't good enough, and she was happy to continue doing the polishing. It seemed telling that in decades of being at the church, this was the anecdote that was brought up.

Youngest is having a bit of an issue with a teacher who is a gender prescriptivist. I gather that part of the issue is that youngest is taking on the fight so that the genderqueer/gender variant kid in that class doesn't have to do it. In the other two classes, I suspect it has more to do with the fact that youngest only waits a short time for other people to give answers, and then just gives up and gives their answer. Because so many people (even very bright ones) often doing want to be the first to speak.


* I'm sorry, I have no idea which of the possible words are appropriate here. Anglican church.

Date: 2017-08-14 06:33 am (UTC)
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