Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Morning Must Haves!

I don't know about you, but as much as I love to read blog posts with teaching ideas and inspiration I also love posts that are all about the blogger!  I love getting to know people through random facts and photos.  Halle at Across the Hall in Second Grade is hosting a favourite things linky - and this week's topic is perfect for peeking into the lives of the people behind the blogs - Morning Must-Haves!

I used to tease my friends for being slaves to their iPhones (I was perfectly happy with my ancient Nokia thank you very much!), but now that I have one I literally cannot live without it.  When my alarm goes at 5am the first thing I do is check my phone - Facebook, emails, Instagram - mostly for a message from Chris but also because I am a slave to social media! :)

My second must-have is only a must-have for about 2 months of the year here in Queensland!  Lately it's been really chilly in the mornings and evenings (we have a low of 9 degrees Celsius this week! Mind you, that's probably at 2am.) so the first thing I do when I get out of bed is pop on my super cool slippers. :)

Here in Australia we don't drink brewed coffee like in the US/Canada... so my morning coffee is an instant one. I know, I know... not classy! But honestly I prefer it.  When I was living in Canada I got used to the taste of brewed coffee (Nabob Breakfast Blend!) but here at home I'm happy with the cheap stuff - as long as it's in a big mug! :) This is my fave:

While I'm drinking my coffee I watch 'Today'.  Not much news but lots of laughs! I live by myself - I love the silence in the mornings and the TV to zone out to while I wake up.

Hmmm... seems that a few giggles and zoning out is the common denominator in my mornings!  As soon as I hop in the car I pop on Nova 106.9 and listen to Ash, Kip and Luttsy on my way to work.  I figure that leaving the house before 7am everyday I deserve a few laughs! :)

So there you have it!  My morning must-haves.  Link up to share yours (so I can blog stalk you!) and maybe find a few new blogs to follow as well.



  1. What a lovely idea for a linky. I love the slippers and can't believe how early your alarm goes off.
    Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

    1. Hi Paula,

      Isn't it a great linky idea! I love to get to know the bloggers who inspire me in my teaching.

      The 5am alarm does stink... to be honest I hit snooze at least once, but I'm up and showered/dressed/coffeed by 6am. I guess that's the downside of working in this profession that we love. :)


    2. I feel a bit lazy now - my alarm goes off at 7am and I leave home at 7:30ish to get to school by 7:45ish. It's always a rush to get ready but my lunch is made and ready to go the night before so I just have to shower and eat. I used to get up earlier but it's too cold now so I'd rather stay and cuddle my kitten for a bit longer haha

      Lifelong Learners in Prep

  2. mmm Mocconna is the best! I'm heading to Queensland in a few weeks & am so looking forward to it being a bit warmer! Your uggs are the cutest :)

    1. Whereabouts in Queensland are you going? Perhaps I can give you some travel tips?? :)


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