Archive for: Family & Parenting

Feb 1st, 2017

25 years

I don’t know what he’s grinning about, he’d forgotten my ring. I wore stupid feet hurting shoes. It was all terribly traditional, church wedding, Dad walked me down the aisle. I think this was one of the solemn bits. I’m not very good at solemn. We’re both reasonably good at being grinning idiots though. And then […]

Dec 8th, 2015

An Aussie Atheist Christmas

I was reading through Greta Christina’s post Seven Reasons for Atheists to Celebrate the Holidays about why atheists might be quite into holidays that have religious origins and nodding enthusiastically but finding myself having to gloss over references to winter. And then reason number 1 was all about winter and I really felt it was […]

Dec 12th, 2014

#KellsWritingChallenge Day 4 – There’s no time like the present

Once upon a time I used to try and photograph and video all the performances that my kids were involved in. It was never a particularly successful endeavour largely due to a combination of inadequate equipment, an unskilled operator, and a rather limiting reluctance to be one of those parents standing up/sneaking down the aisle/laying […]

Jan 18th, 2013

Friday Fragments – Heatwave edition

It’s been quite some time since I’ve put together a Friday Fragments post, let’s see if I remember how this goes! Today has been the hottest day ever on record in Sydney, 45.8°C (114.4°F) at Observatory Hill in the city. My Twitter stream and Facebook newsfeed are full of screenshots of people’s weather apps and […]

Jan 3rd, 2013

Summer, therefore beach

Yes, even when the sky is grey, the wind is blustery and the air temperature is verging on colder than the water. (Possible slight exaggeration for dramatic effect, but only slight.) Tom had been campaigning for a beach visit for several days, this morning he got up and dressed in his swimmers, apparently our “yeah, […]

Oct 21st, 2012

Caitlin has something to share

UPDATE: Caitlin is also a perfectionist, so we have made the first recorded version of her song private and will share a video of the polished up version when it is ready. Meanwhile youtube embedding has apparently decided to show you baby bunnies instead – enjoy! UPDATE on the update: The song is now finished […]