Wednesday, 3 April 2013

My First Blog.

This is my first blog… Ever. So I guess I will start off with a little bit about me.

My name is Jess Curnow. I am 23 years old. I am a self diagnosed nail polish addict.
In January 2013 I moved from my home state of South Australia to a remote indigenous community in Western Australia called Jameson (Mantamaru) with my boyfriend, James. Jameson is located approx. 900kms south west of Alice Springs, NT.
Great Central Road, WA/NT Border
I work here at the Jameson Remote Community School as an EA (Education Assistant). My work mainly involves helping the teachers with the children. There are two classes in the school. “Little Kids” and “Big Kids”. The “Little Kids” class has students from pre-primary up to year 4 and the “Big Kids” class is year 5 up to year 12.
It may seem that such a wide age group and learning stages in one class is a real handful and not very beneficial to the children, however we are lucky to have a maximum of 18 children in the school at one time. The average attendance of the children means there is around 5-6 kids in each class on a normal day, sometimes less or none at all. There is always one teacher and either myself or the IEA (Indigenous Education Assistant) in each class, so the children get a lot of one on one teaching. Because of their non attendance the children are very behind with their learning, keeping in mind that we teach in English and their first language is Ngaanyatjarra and most of them start school with little or no English. So its fair to say our school works differently than “mainstream” schools. I find it is really challenging and keeps my brain active all the time. I love it.
I have been addicted to polish since Christmas 2011 when James paid for me to have acrylics put on as a gift and I wasn't happy with the finish they had on them so I painted them… And then it begun, I couldn't have enough polish and I still can’t! I am not an advanced polish-aholic like some of the girls I have met and grown to love, however my nail art is slowly becoming better and more creative and my swatches neater. I no longer have my acrylics on, thanks to the support and suggestions from the AN community my nails are starting to flourish and look the best they ever have! What better time to start a blog about them then?
On this blog I plan to post about my nails and the polish I use on them. I am going to mix it up a bit and blog about my life here in Jameson. I think it could make for an interesting read!
While I have your attention I would just like to ask that you please be patient with me. As I mentioned and as the title states, this is my first ever blog and to be honest, I have no idea what I am doing. I have discovered some very helpful “blogging for beginners” websites that I am going to sit down and study over the weekend and slowly I will get the hang of it.
Thanks for reading!


  1. I'm starting from the beginning! The bit about how the school works is very interesting. It would be great to see more pics of your surroundings - looks like you're in a whole other world! Congrats on starting the blog!

    1. Thanks! It's hard to get many photos around here though because most of the locals do not allow you to have them in a photo, I am still getting to know them though so when I find out exactly where and who I can and cannot photograph I will get right on it!


Thanks for reading! As a newcomer to blogging any hints or tips are very well appreciated!