Wednesday, January 18, 2012

All New




Master J (nearly 17) has always wanted to be a pilot. The best next step forward is for him to complete his last two years of schooling in a small local high school with particular attention to Maths and Physics, as well as other required subjects for pilot training. Up to now, we have home schooled all the children. School in Australia entails school uniforms, freshly purchased this afternoon. A rather happy-sad moment.

Earlier this afternoon Master J sat the theory test (with a perfect score) to obtain his car Learner Driver's licence. Only one problem....he can't legally learn to drive in our only family vehicle, a 14 seater mini-bus. There will be a small car joining the family soon, which will be very useful for more than learning to drive.


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Sunshine came our way today and yesterday's gerbera bud-to-flower was quick to throw open its beauty for us to enjoy. It's a very bright and happy colour.

Sharing at Look Whooooo's Snapping.

25 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Go Go Go ! Master J ...

May said...

I'd give anything to see my kids back in uniforms....:D I miss the crisp white shirts and stiff Khaki shorts and the checked pleated skirt my son and daughter used to wear.
Good luck to Master J in all his endeavors. May he make his parents very proud!!!!

Erin said...

Wow!! Big news:) We really must catch up. C is off to Uni in only 4 weeks, our lives are indeed changing.

Tezzie said...

How wonderful that J has such a clear goal...and exciting to start high school, I'm sure :) Best of luck to him!

And, loved following your gorgeous gerbera to bloom...lovely!

Bec said...

This is so exciting; wishing him the very best of luck! The last two years of school were my favourite :)

Liz said...

What an exciting time for him! Sad for you, but necessary for his dream. Getting to know you over the last 6 months or so, I can tell with your teaching skills & dedication, you have provided an excellent well-rounded education so far for your children.
I was a Maths/Science student (didn't do Physics though) & when I completed my teaching degree, one of my majors was Maths. I certain couldn't have home-schooled my Ben in Senior Physics and Maths C (it's so much more technical now)... he's studying Engineering.
I hope & pray all goes well and the transition is easy for Master J. And congratulations on his perfect Learners test result!! :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you Liz, I can tell you understand. It's going to be a good warm up for Uni/pilot training or whatever he chooses. My Strengths were Maths and Bio and think it best he has every opportunity to have a skilled enthusiastic teacher in Physics as well as his other subjects. I think he'll step up the the mark and produce some great work.

Robyn said...

Wow! That's HUGE and exciting. I bet he has very mixed feelings at the moment. Firstly congratulations on his learners and second wishing him all the best of luck for school. And while a home is not the same with one missing, he'll be back every afternoon ;-)

Isabelle said...

birdies are leaving the nest; how exciting, sudden, happy, great and sad at the same time! all the best to master J!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Awww, a big milestone for the family. Hope Master J adjusts to the new curriculum and school setting. So nice that he knows exactly what he wants to do career-wise already. :)

That gerbera daisy is...just...wow. Perfect color and clarity.

Sylvia K said...

Congratulations to Master J! That's fantastic! I'm excited for him and for all of you! And, of course, I LOVE the Gerbera! Such a beautiful flower and breathtaking color! It does look like it is celebrating!! Hope the week is going well for all of you!

Sylvia

Angie said...

Your Master J sounds like and incredibly bright young man, eager to learn, and very responsible. I wish him the best in going to high school. I can see where it would evoke feelings of both happy and sad in you, though. Very sweet. :)

And that's a gorgeous Gerbera to be sure!

Marion said...

Lots of success for all of you,
Bes regards, Marion

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

All the best, Master J!

Laine said...

That flower picture is beautiful!

Lanlizzy said...

Congratulations and all the best for the future to Master J, there must be mixed emotions for both you and Master J but it is a bright future ahead and I wish you both well.

I see your gorgeous Gerbera as a reminder of the good things that come for those who wait!

Take care

Deanna said...

Oh congratulations on such a milestone for your son and for you as well. He has a big world awaiting him. Beautiful blossom that has opened for you.

Cary said...

Congratulations to Master J! It sounds like exciting days ahead.

Wenche said...

How exiting. Congratulation to Master J. :0) Beautiful Gebera :0) Have a nice day :0)

Gillian Olson said...

Thanks for spreading the sunshine!

Jeanne said...

Oh how exciting for your son to pursue his dream. Know that he is going to make it with the fine family background that he has had. Good luck with the new car also.... should be perfect also for running errands. Thanks for sharing..... also , what a gorgeous flower!

Deanne said...

Big changes for your family!
So great that he knows what he wants to do and is willing to work towards that goal!

Breena said...

That is exciting! I'm sure he's happy to know a new car is soon to come. I know I would be scared learning how to drive in a bus!! And beautiful flower image. I just love the colors. Thanks so much for sharing at "Life as this Mommy knows It"!

Em S said...

Congrats to him!!! ...and that is a gorgeous color!

Vhen said...

congrats to Master J...

love the flower photo! very pretty!

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