Author Archives: scimumsam

About scimumsam

An ex scientist living in Australia, currently tutoring maths and science and homeschooling my own children. I blog about science and maths education on, and homeschooling (infrequently) on lookingslantwise.

Hey Adani, don’t break our heart.

The proposed Carmichael coal mine in Central Queensland has had funding refused several times and the Indian company Adani has reduced the size of the plans. Yet if approved, the mine would still be the largest coal mine in Australia … Continue reading

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16 April Easter Egg drawings

Amber made these for us at Easter.

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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

I enjoyed Tom Jones. It deserves descriptions like “rollicking” and “comic masterpiece”. Tom Jones may not suit everyone but I recommend the book (or audio book, or one of the dramatised versions) to people who are interested in the history of English literature, and also to anyone who enjoys comedy, adventure, a bit of smut and will not be put off by eighteenth century settings or language. Continue reading

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