Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Kids in School, Plus Australian Slang

Got the kids enrolled in school today. They're nervous, but the teachers and principals were welcoming, assuring the kids that they would have no trouble fitting in. The principal at the high school said that within a day they would be "happy as Larry." Huh? Who's Larry? Turns out, nobody knows. But Larry is, apparently, one very happy guy.

The older is taking math (called "maths" here), English, ancient Greek and Roman history, astronomy, chemistry, baking (called "brilliant baking"), and a wilderness course that ends up with a three day camping trip. The younger starts out with a unit on Australian history, and takes Japanese. Both schools have uniforms, which sounds to us like a great idea.

I'm getting used to left-hand driving. It's not as hard as I thought it would be, and there isn't much traffic around town. Speed limits are pretty low, which is fine with me.

I start work in earnest tomorrow (Wed.). So far, so good.


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