Friday Fragments and Linkfest No. 13

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Hosted by Mrs4444.

I won’t be around to comment on everyone else’s Friday Fragments till early next week, we’re off camping at the beach for the weekend – wish us good weather and kid-friendly surf!


Monday morning’s car trip to school conversation went like this – Tom: Mum, how old do you have to be to mumble mumble mumble? Me: I can’t understand what you’re asking. Tom: *repeats* Me: It’s like you’re speaking a foreign language! Tom: How old do you have to be to have sex? Me: *enlightenment dawns, he was spelling S-E-X and I just wasn’t parsing it because I wasn’t expecting it*

I do love these philosophical challenges pre-caffeine and with only 2 minutes to adequately answer the question. I think I said something about the age of consent in NSW and the fact that even if you’re “old enough” it’s not whether you’re allowed to that matters, it’s whether both you and the person you’re with really want to and if you both feel ready for the sort of commitment that being that intimate entails – only with smaller words.

David went to his end of Year 6 dinner on Monday night.

Dave all dressed up for the Year 6 dinner


From David’s page in his school yearbook

  • People I Most Admire: My dad because he does medieval re-enactment.
  • When I Grow Up I Want To Be: A happy adult.
  • Where I See Myself in 10 Years: Successful.

Caitlin won first prize in the singing section of the school talent quest and Tom came third 🙂


We watched The Fifth Element with the kids on Wednesday night, they hadn’t seen it before because David has always vociferously protested that he Does. Not. Want. and we’ve always given in and watched something else instead. It was the same with Star Wars way back when, we practically had to hold him in a headlock on the couch to make him watch it. Apparently if it’s something Dad and Mum like it couldn’t possibly be good. But on Wednesday Adam and I told him we were watching whether he liked it or not and when he said he’d go sit in the study we were even meaner and told him he had to sit in the lounge room.

When we got to the bit where the Diva is singing and Leeloo starts kicking butt Tom got very excited and said “I love it when the girl is not the damsel in distress!”

Oh, and do believe David quite enjoyed the movie after all. I apologized for making him sit through it and he said “Yes, it was a bit silly.”


Linkfest time!

Feeling like doing a virtual culinary tour of Sydney? Check out the list of Sydney food bloggers at the end of Helen’s post about the Sydney Food Bloggers’ Christmas Party.

I HAVE to cook this sometime: Momofuku Bo Ssäm (slow roasted pork)

Continuing the food theme and adding maths to the mix – The Mobius strip bagel. I don’t usually eat bagels but I think I may need to go buy some just for this.

Tim Minchin’s White Wine in the Sun is available to purchase as a single and 50% of the proceeds from December sales will be going to Autism research.

15 Responses to “Friday Fragments and Linkfest No. 13”

  1. ozFinn says:

    Hmmm… Just be sure to mention when you're making that pork so I can come up, sneak into your house and steal it from you…
    Errr… I mean, so I can then ask you what it was like… Yes…


  2. suze2000 says:

    Oh that song made me cry when we saw him live a couple of weeks ago. Especially since he's from Perth too.

  3. Karen & Gerard Zemek says:

    David is only 6? Sure looks older in that picture!

  4. 4 Lettre Words says:

    I love David's list!

    Hope it's a great camping trip!!

  5. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says:

    Have fun camping on the beach this weekend! I'll be thinking of you as we potentially get snowed in tomorrow… 😉

    LOVE David's list!

    Too funny about the movie watching – Princess Nagger gets subjected to our shows, too. Usually she'll either go play in the other room or if it's something that catches her attention give in and cuddle on the couch. 🙂

    I've told Princess Nagger to 'Speak up and speak English, please!' when she's mumbled something she might be embarrassed to ask. Luckily she hasn't asked about S-E-X yet. I don't look forward to that day. 😉

    Happy FF!

  6. Nap Mom says:

    When I grow up I want to be… a happy adult! That is, perhaps, the best response I have ever read. Enjoy your weekend.

  7. ?Georgie? says:

    awww davids list is so so so sweet! what a handsome guy you have!

    enjoyed your FF

  8. Kirby3131 says:

    I am wishing your great family surf and beautiful weather. Mumble mumble mumble – Good Job! LOL They like to ask those questions at the most interesting times. I haven't seen that movie, but my husband has to force me to sit down and watch things every so often. But not for Star Wars – I love Star Wars 🙂

  9. Kori says:

    That makes me laugh: when all of mine were about that age, I just cheerfully said, "27!" and they dropped it for another year or so! Hpe you have a happy camping trip!

  10. mommytoalot says:

    Wow..camping in December..have fun!!
    Very handsome young man you have there!!

  11. Mrs4444 says:

    Your kids…so wonderful. I love David's answers. And the sex question? I remember it well. I think you did quite well with it 🙂

  12. mub says:

    I hope you're enjoying the beach! We're getting dumped on with snow here.

  13. mimbles says:

    We're back from and fabulous camping trip and I've finally done the commenting rounds for FF.

    @ozFinn I'll be sure to let you know just how good it was 😉

    @suze It made me all nostalgic and homesick and I haven't gone anywhere! I think it was making me homesick for the past.

    @Karen Not 6 years old, Year 6 🙂 As in the last year of Primary School, 6th Grade, he's 12 and a half!

    I found out over the weekend that David's answers in the year book were in part prompted by his teacher as Dave was responding with "I don't know" to many of them. He tells me he was ok with the answers he ended up with though. That's pretty much usual for Dave.

  14. Carolee / Home4ever says:


    We're freezing- I'm stressing having to go and feed the animals!

  15. The Dude says:

    Hi, came across your blog by chance actually – was looking for something Firefly related and it brought me to that poem post of yours from 2006.
    I really liked it and decided to check out the rest of your blog and its really nice.
    You write simply but well and its a pleasant thing to read compared to some of the stuff Ive come across – they have their merits but you really dont want to be reading that all the time!
    Will drop by more often when I can, keep at it.

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