Thursday, January 28, 2010
Specs include a 9.7 screen surrounded by a wide bezel. It will have between 16GB and 64GB solid state flash memory and weighs 680grams.
It has 10 hour battery life so will be perfect for watching video on long plane trips.
Apps will include Apple Works for iPad, an Art app, iBooks which includes a virtual bookshelf where books are displayed. The iBook reader looks similar to the app I currently have on my iPhone.
So what to use the iPad for? Movies, games, reading books, email, web browsing etc etc.
Check out this link for more information and photos
An aside Mark Webster's website http://www.mac-nz.com/ he mentions that Air New Zealand is in the process of adding iPod & USB jacks to economy seats, very handy I think.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I can not wait!
There are many names floating around, including, 'iPad'. 'iSlate' and the Apple Tablet. What ever it is named one thing is certain, it will have the sleek lines and innovation of the Apple products gone before.
Look no further than You Tube and you will find many fake images of the yet to be announced Tablet, they do look very cool! Rumour's include the design of the Tablet likened to a flattened iPhone with a 10' screen, a front facing camera, a virtual keyboard and e-book to name a few.
Have a look at this link for one of the fake Tablet's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysW2T0kf4As
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Over the last few years ELP has built up some very lovely relationships with early childhood colleagues working in
Sibylle Haas, is one of our wonderful colleagues from
This is me rugged up and warm for the very big snowfalls that we have been experiencing in
Children love the wonderful snow in
The parks and lakes change their appearance in winter; they look so beautiful in the snow.
As you can see, to go by bicycle is not a good idea in these times.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
We are all so jealous that you are basking in the sunshine while we are suffering in the cold!
My Gorgeous 22 month Grand daughter
Molly was only induced to leave her snowman by the promise that we’d be sure to throw snowballs at her window and dance in the snow before he left. In fact days later he’s still there so no problem!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I loved reading Kaths last post-Kath-if you tick enable comments at the end of your message under post options your fans can leave you a note! ;-)
I think Kath's description about her interaction with her grandbaby is just delicious, and her reflections-soooo cool!
There is another R word that's quite popular at this time of the year-RESOLUTIONS!!!!! I walked into the Piha store and there was a message from the owners on the blackboard "Good luck with your New Years resolutions of giving up smoking and losing weight!" OMG how did he know that I want to shed those kilos that crept on my middle last year and have left me feeling like the Dunlop Tyre woman??? I have never been a smoker so at least I don't have to worry about that one!
Ah well, more carrots and less chocolate and hot chips.......I HAVE to, my riding jacket has become so tight the buttons are threatening strike action and if I don't watch it they might just ping off and smack someone in the eye-imagine that ACC claim!
- Rekindle and
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
When I was a child I had long blonde hair, and in the sixties and seventies it seemed that the whole world was looking for a child with long blonde hair to be their flower girl! I had five brothers (all a lot older than me) who all had lots of friends, and getting married was still in fashion-so I got to be a flower girl more times than I care to remember!
The thing these poor couples didn’t realize was that while I enjoyed the dress up part of weddings, and the dancing afterwards, standing around for HOURS smiling and trying to look cute was definitely NOT on my list of fun things to do! To put it plainly, I scowled! Why the photo sessions at weddings have to take hours and hours I still can’t imagine, but they did, they were pure torture, and I scowled my way through it all! I hate to think how many peoples wedding photos I ruined with my scrunched up face!
Fast forward a few years. I took up singing and was involved in a church, at the time, full of vibrant young people. Getting married was definitely the thing to do, and having someone sing at your wedding...you can see what’s coming can’t you! But I had a much better attitude to singing at weddings rather than being photographed! It was over quickly and it gave people a good excuse to shed a quiet tear of joy-at least I hope it was joy and not pain that made their eyes look watery as I hit the high notes!
I haven’t sung at, or even attended a wedding for soooo long, but this Saturday my dear friend Ali is going to tie the knot with her partner of four years. Its wedding number two for both of them. They have been there and done that, and got the kids to prove it. Their love and commitment for each-other may not have the lusty naive pop and pow of young/first love, but it is seasoned, rich and wise. They both know a lot about life, and love, and how to live with another person through the lumps and bumps.
I am singing at their wedding-happily, and at Ali’s request, “I love you just the way you are” by Billy Joel. The words to that song are so wise. What I am discovering as I “mature” is that the only person I can really change is myself, and thats what that song is all about, loving people for who they are without having an agenda to manipulate them into your own image....which is a good thing-or the world would be full of scowling flower-girls! UGH! Scary thought!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Ok now I am on a roll-look out world!!!! I have just had a message to say that my post was successful! YES!!! AND I managed to put a photo up and it was all very easy.....!
So now I want to show you a photo of me with my horse at our last show for 2009! It was a dressage day and there was a class-just for fun for the most christmassy horse-no problem-I though-I had it sewn up!!!! But_what I hadn't bargained on was the likihood that the other people in the class would be CHILDREN!!!! Never perform with children or animals-THEY ARE SURE TO OUTSHINE YOU!!!! This was no exception! I was the only adult in the class-which says a lot! I came second and won some anti wrinkle cream! ANTI WRINKLE CREAM!!!??? They must have meant it for my horse-...surely!!!!! The winner was one very cute child on a pony and she threw candy canes out to the crowd!!! OH FOR GOODNESS SAKE-what hope did I have competing with that! Blatant bribery!
Just like Ping, I am the last duck to board the ELP blog boat! Quack quack!!!! This is my first blog ever, and I have a few questions...like how do I put a photo on this thing???Being a visual learner this is very important to me!
I love summer, and being on holiday!!! We have had glorious weather and I am enjoying riding my horses for many hours every day! It is glorious to be alive and well!
My dear friend Josh is eleven years old and currently on round three of his chemotherapy treatment for leukemia, its an amazing journey, sometimes sad, funny and profound. I spent Christmas morning in Starship with Josh and his family, we had lots of fun dressing up in mad hats and wigs, everyone who came through the door was thrown into a new persona with the help of one of the dress-ups.
ok...so how do I put a photo here......watch this space-I aspire to being a blogging pro......
We are now offering ELP membership to both centres and individuals alike and are passionate about strengthening professional learning communities. We hope this membership structure will be another pathway to building a strong early childhood community. Membership will entitle you and your centre to large discounts on a number of our activities.
I hope you will take time to visit our website and learn of our many planned activities including:
- ‘Inspiration Days’ (throughout the country)
- A ‘Big Day Out’ for Tauranga and another planned for Whakatane
- A ‘Lecture Series’ planned for both Auckland and Hamilton
- Opportunities to work with ELP facilitators with personalised professional learning programmes
- Opportunities to join a range of cluster programmes
This is just the beginning. Keep an eye on our website and you will see new and interesting opportunities being advertised. ELP is here to stay, and we are committed to providing a rich source of provocative and challenging professional learning experiences throughout the country. We hope you will join us in some of these activities.
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