We are excited as the lovely Fiona is now studying at uni in Launceston as it means we get to see more of her. Last year we got back in contact after many, many years of not seeing each other (amazing how blogs and facebook can help with that!), and one of the first things that we started talking about was her amazing photography and photo editing. She knew I was also interested in photography but I have no clue what I am doing, so when I mentioned I was keen to learn how to photoshop and that was my goal for this year, she said she would love to teach me.
It works well for both of us - once a week Fiona comes over for tea (she supposedly hates cooking) and we get to hang out with her for a night and I also get to learn some photoshop. The boys LOVE having her here as she is so much fun.
She just fits in like she is a part of the family - reading home reader books and the magic 100 words with Harri,
reading (and cuddling) with Kobe before bed,
which she had to do to make up for scaring the heck out of Kobe while we were having tea!
One week she was asking us if we had seen a certain movie (can't remember the name now...Fiona!?) and we hadn't, so the next week she came and did her 'napkin head' impersonation from the movie for the boys. Kobe was NOT keen at all!
Jalen and Harri on the otherhand thought it was hilarious!
They of course had to have a go too.
Fiona is teaching me lots of exciting things in photoshop, which I'm loving but it's also quite intimidating as I have no clue what I am doing and am learning from a pro! She thinks it won't take me long to pick up but I know I will never be as clever as her, but can only hope that one day my photos look half as good as hers do.
Last night Harri realised that Fiona hadn't come around for tea on the usual night and goes 'oh no! Fiona didn't come for tea!!'. I told him that she would come next week and he was quite concerned that she hadn't come and said he loves her'. He is very excited to do a very special photoshoot with her next week, for something that will be revealed in the very near future.