She blogs because?

Why this blog?

I’m a school librarian, lover of young adult fiction, a bit obsessed with internet magic and web toys and how they can be used in education and to make tedious jobs much more fun. I also work as the Careers Advisor in my school.

Have a pretty cool family and lovely friends, loads of them.  I waste a lot of time giving helpful life advice to Tess, Meg and Nick the beloved nearly grown-ups, which they ignore and despite this they seem to have turned out pretty well.  I have a fabulous partner who is fun, and who puts up with my ‘quirkyness’, and of equal importance, a magnificent cat called Raisin, otherwise known as The Chief Executive.

I’m an opinionated so and so, and I want to share the things I like –  maybe you will like them too, and after all it’s nice to share.  If you like to cook, to read, to listen to lovely music, to connect with people and have an interested in libraries you might find something interesting here.  It is a personal blog, I have other blogs for work, but I also store some of the PD links I found useful on the Library Link Dump page.

I love to read – lots of different things, I’m a bit obsessed with my garden – especially with roses and perennials, I prefer old fashioned heritage roses but am open to all except miniature and patio roses, those don’t get space here.  I do the cooking thing, like really!  I have fads in food but have an undying love for Nigella and not just because she is so hot, but because I love the way she writes about food.  I also love Nigel Slater, Jill Dupleix and a host of others.

I’m currently studying to become a ‘proper’ librarian (though I’m having this term off due to poverty), I seem to be constantly doing a bit of DIY, my house is one that ‘needs some work’.  I am known for my sense of colour (bold), shoes (I have a lot) and watch collection (again I have a lot, costs heaps in batteries).  I love John Campbell, Kim Hill, Sean Plunkett and actually all of Radio New Zealand National!

You can find me on Twitter: which is my personal one, on the School Library Association one:    and also on the King’s High School one:  I know it’s geeky but it is the best in professional development constantly drip fed directly to you.

I’m on  FaceBook: Bridget Schaumann   you can message me if you want but I won’t necessarily be your friend on FaceBook unless I know you and would go out for coffee with you.

In desperate need of contacting me?  Leave a comment with your email address and I will get back to you.


  1. Hi Bridget. Given your kids names I presume you are the Bridget who lived in Emu Plains NSW many years ago? We used to be friends thru Playgroup but lost touch when you moved back to NZ. I’d love to catch up with you and will be visiting the south island of NZ in November 2010. If you’re interested in catching up please email me, if not, I’ll be disappointed but will understand. You sound like you’re happy so I’m glad for you.

  2. Hi. Try ‘War on the Margins’ … a little like the Guernsey Potato book but in my humble opinion better… historical narrative and social bigotry all in one.

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