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Monthly Archives: November 2009

weekend escape

My favourite tree, an Illawarra Flame, at Mum and Dad's… hard to get the scale until you look at the tiny yellow bump down to the left which is a kids bike…    Coffee picking season has started…  Never has a petrol-stop looked so good. Empty now, I think. I've […]

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What’s hot + what’s not

What's HOT this week: * Pooh. Still oh so hot in this house. Also the Disney version, but I prefer the AA Milne, reserved for bedtime, read chapter by chapter. Loving this. * My weekly organic fruit and vegetable delivery – not expensive, delivered to my door. I can get […]

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four

Tim > Naomi > Suze > Me. Fourth birthday.  You know it might sound trite but I've never really given much thought to being a quad. Why would you? Do you give much thought to being the eldest? Or youngest? It kinda is what it is.  And then I had […]

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fabulous parents

Often I consider myself more a purveyor of the underbelly of parenting than anything else. I tend to laugh hardest at the stories of the fiascos, the narrowly avoided disasters, the pea up the nose incidents and the time they accidentally left the baby behind etc etc.  You know. But […]

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etsy love

Night Critters by hsinping  I discovered myself out on a limb a few weeks ago when I was talking to a super creative friend – a quilter, crafter, sewer extraordinaire (in fact, note to self, I must photograph some of Jodi's creations for you, my children are often the lucky […]

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Friday What’s Hot + What’s Not

Hello! What's Hot in This House: * We are. Really hot. Could be back in Brisbane!! 36 degrees today according to BOM. Phew! It's 8.30pm and it's still horribly muggy. (So kinda a not-hot, really.) * Lovely purple toenails (a girls-of-the-house specialty). Should have a photo, sorry, but too busy […]

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the humble sausage roll

     Another quite unattractive food, really.  But oh so yummy. Homemade sausage rolls. With tomato sauce. An Australian kids birthday party is incomplete without them.  My divine godson Sebastian turned 6 a few weeks ago. 6!! Goodness me. He had a spectacular Star Wars themed party complete with R2D2 […]

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a good book

  I am a mad keen reader. I read when I should be  – stacking the dishwasher – cleaning the house – ironing. I think if I read a bit less I'd get a bit more creative stuff done (i.e. all the knitting and sewing I haven't done this year).  We […]

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all about the girl

photo: Jim Walmsley I've had a few thoughtful emails this week asking about how Tilly has coped with the disruption in the house recently. Pretty well, I think! We have been careful to always be clear who would be home with her and who would be at the hospital with […]

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what’s hot + what’s not

Every week Loobylu runs a hot/not ring which bloggers join in with. I've never joined but think I might today! WHAT'S HOT   * Gardenias from my front yard. They make the whole place smell delicious.    * There's a whole lot of Cars action going on at our place. Henry's got […]

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