Montessori, Murals, and Mayhem!

I never managed to blog last week; May is always the busiest month of the year for me. I had my babies in May and, weirdly enough, so did many of my friends, so there are birthdays to plan and attend, and many, many presents to buy and give. May is also a month of festivals – this year I am selling at the MoCo Strawberry Fest, and ViVA Vienna.
Aah May, bringer of annual pediatric check ups, school orientations, end of year exams, and end of school mayhem (Sorry, I pun like an idiot when tired), and the Noctiluna Summer Camps loom ever nearer.
Long story short, May is a busy month.

I was going to blog about the stress, but you don’t need to hear any more about that.

Instead, I’ll tell you about something lovely:

A friend of mine is opening a new Montessori preschool in Vienna. This is wonderful, because my friend is wonderful. She is a wonderful educator, who has helped my 4 year old son immensely, and there aren’t nearly enough good full-day preschools in Vienna (I should know!).

I visited the site last week, and I’m beyond excited. The building is full of big, bright windows, and has great outdoor work/play areas. I’m also excited because in all probability I will be running the Noctiluna camps from this awesome place next year.

As if all that was not exciting enough, my friend has asked me to paint a mural at the entrance of her school. Of course, I squealed in delight, and made the builders knock things over.

It’s a little known fact, but I have actually painted a public mural before. It was a long time ago, when I was a twenty-something, on Cable Street in East London (no, no, not the famous one, the other one). I’m not sure if it is still there, it’s possibly covered in graffiti, or a fresh coat of paint, which is fine. I painted it to publicize a new youth IT training center opening nearby. I have  been wanting to paint another one for a while now.

To celebrate, I tried out my skills on a small wall in my family room, and now I just want to paint on everything!! My kids are delighted, the house may look very different by the Summer.  I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

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