July 2008

Spring Gardening '08

Spring Gardening ’08

July 31, 2008

It is not quite spring yet, but look, we have a single jonquil blooming in the garden, so I am declaring it the beginning of early spring at our house! With that in mind I need to get my act together where the garden is concerned. We’ve made really good progress on weeding and re-jigging some of the veggie garden, but we still have a heap of work to do – though it feels a […]

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Wordless Wednesday - Frost

Wordless Wednesday – Frost

July 30, 2008
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What Can We Do Today? Go Prehistoric!

What Can We Do Today? Go Prehistoric!

July 29, 2008

I need at least ten minutes of peace to get Muski to sleep during the day. That means I need ten minutes where the Twinadoes don’t sound like baby elephants on our wood floors, don’t scream at each other at the top of their lungs and don’t come whining to me for something ever 30 seconds. I need an activity that will capture their concentration and keep it for a little while. I need an […]

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Organise '08 - Meal times

Organise ’08 – Meal times

July 28, 2008

I read a post over at Embiejo etc (doesn’t that name just roll off your tongue so nicely!) about their ‘dinner woes’. I left a comment with my ‘oh-so-wise-trying-not-to-sound-too-high-and-mighty’ advice to her dilemmas on how to make dinner time better in their house and it’s got me thinking. Thinking about meal times in this house, the good, the bad and ugly. Meal times at our house are either crazy rushed – please someone eat this […]

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Wrong Kind of Sick

Wrong Kind of Sick

July 27, 2008

Of course, my kids are all sick, again. I kind of expect that at this time of the year so it’s not the frequency of illness that I want to whinge about, it’s the kind of illness. Can I just say how much I hate ‘breathing sickness’…. give me a good ‘spewing sickness’ over ‘breathing sickness’ any day. With spewing sickness it is pretty obvious what they have, what you need to do and it […]

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Blasted Magnetic Sheep!

Blasted Magnetic Sheep!

July 26, 2008

This makes two Saturdays in a row when I have spent the better part of the morning on my hands and knees crawling through piles of toys and clothes and other ‘stuff’ in search of a magnetic sheep. Way back at the start of the year my girls entered and a won competition for a year’s subscription to the local toy library. Yay! It all sounds so lovely. You go to the toy library choose […]

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Flickr Friday - Dance

Flickr Friday – Dance

July 25, 2008

In celebration of my two dancing princesses – who, by the way, are driving me nuts counting the number of sleeps till they have their next lesson – this week’s Flick Friday theme is DANCE! 1. Tango legs, 2. Japanish, 3. McTaggert, 4. I’m your no-one, 5. This is Passion, 6. joyful dancer, 7. Fan Dance, 8. As Light as Air, 9. let’s dance! Created with fd’s Flickr Toys. Come and join in the fun […]

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Busy Busy Busy...

Busy Busy Busy…

July 24, 2008

I am head down bum up trying to finish up some things before pickleberrypop.com celebrates the sites second birthday! I will have a few sneaky peaks of what is in store for the party in a day or two, but until then check out some of these links to funky and interesting places people and things…. Printing your own fabric at spoonflower – oh I want to do this So SO SO bad! Great article […]

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