“That is so disgusting! I can’t believe you are eating that!” She rolled her eyes and screwed up her face at her brother as he tucked in to the smoked mussels. I gently reminded her of our rule… “You don’t have to eat it, but you are not allowed to be rude about it.” “Sorry” […]
I have a love hate relationship with my kindle. I love my kindle because… I love that I can read in the dark. I love that it tells me how many more hours I have left in a book. I love that is light and I can take it anywhere. I love I can buy […]
My poor girl was bitten by something over the weekend and by Monday morning the bite was swollen, red, hot and sore – obviously infected. We’ve speculated all week about what might have bitten Izzy. Was it just a mozzie bite that she scratched and let some nasty bugs in? Or maybe a white tail […]
All summer long I have been on the look out for snakes. With all the spring rain, and frogs, and mice, I was sure it would be a bad snake season, but I have not seen a single one… until today. On a cool, foggy morning in Autumn I see a big, fat, brown snake […]
It’s normal to have nightmares about mini figures right before you host a Lego party for twelve 5-7 year old boys… right? Make me feel better – Share your best kids birthday party tips, or your worst party nightmares!
I swore I would never clean my kids’ faces with my own spit. Never, ever, ever. And yet, just the other day, right before an important meeting where I wanted to make a good impression, I realised my toddler’s face was filthy. Of course were were in a carpark, and of course the pack of […]
Izzy wishes she could do the perfect cartwheel. Zoe wishes she could write great songs. Morgan wishes he could read, and write, and draw perfectly. Noey wishes… well he just wishes he could do everything everyone else is doing. Everyone in our house wishes they were better at something. I wish I was better at […]
It both amuses me and frustrates me that I’ve blogged this very question before, 3 years before! Yes, it was three years ago that we first spoke to an architect and took the first, very tentative, steps towards our renovation. If I knew then that we would still not be even close to finished three […]