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This year something different happened. The venue was changed and the organisers figured go big or go home. Boy did they go BIG between Les and Grant, I am not sure who was most relieved that it seems to be a success. Yes some places had hitches but hopefully those will be sorted out as of next year. 

The venue was changed from a quaint hall to a much larger and fancier venue that was easy to find, Gallaghar estates. This meant the place was huge so huge in fact that at times it felt very quiet even though it wasn't. That also meant places to sit and get food was doable.

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Friday cOFFEE

I can't be the only person that barely functions without a cup of coffee in the mornings. The last few weeks I have been getting up, and getting to work before my first cup of coffee in the morning. 

The school has a really wonderful cafeteria that sells a cappuccino for R15 which isn't bad and works wonders on the mornings a cup of instant isn't good enough, aka when marking assignments. Some mornings I leave home a little earlier and have a choice of three local coffee shops, all within a km radius of the school.

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Best yarn for beginner crocheters

I love hand crafts, generally if I don't know what to do with myself to keep busy or if I need to sit still for a few hours, I will either be knitting or crocheting. Generally I crochet in Summer and Knit in winter but that also depends on the project that I am busy with. One of the things I learnt while learning how to crochet was it really depends on the yarn when you are just starting out.

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Bookshelves that are being updated

Chandre's bookshelf: read

A Clockwork Orange
The Long War
The Hat Shop On The Corner
M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work
Wicked Lovely
Flight 714 to Sydney
Sizzling Sixteen
Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun
Radiant Shadows
The Long Earth
Nineteen Eighty-Four
The Fellowship of the Ring
Something Borrowed
Jane Eyre
James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing

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