Archive for: Family & Parenting

Apr 3rd, 2012

More poetry from my offspring

Remember Artillery shells screaming from the heavens Like angels of death Air raid sirens howl in the night Shelters full of fear The husks of tanks blown asunder Haunt the streets Wailing of people lost and forgotten Amidst the chaos of war    

Jan 6th, 2012

Fingal Bay

The week before Christmas we took ourselves off for four nights in a cabin at Fingal Bay, the forecast was for wet and dreary so we packed card and board games and lots of dvds. We did indeed play those games and watch dvds but we also managed swims at the beach and in the […]

Jan 2nd, 2012

Melbourne miscellany

We hopped on a plane between Christmas and New Year for a quick trip to Melbourne to see the Melbourne Theatre Company production of The Importance of Being Earnest. The impetus behind this piece of extravagance was that Geoffrey Rush was playing the role of Lady Bracknell and that just seemed way too fabulous to […]

Dec 9th, 2011

How to inherit the job of chief Ikea assembler

We’re getting bunnies. Or more precisely Caitlin is getting pet bunnies. Nothing to do with me being completely smitten by the incredible cute at all. Honest. Anyway, these are the bunnies in question. On Saturday afternoon we went to my brother’s place to meet the bunnies, they being the offspring of my nieces’ rabbit. They […]

Oct 11th, 2011


I was going to start right back at the beginning but unfortunately my digital photos on my laptop only go back to 2002 so we begin with the four year old and go on from there. And we finish with the birthday girl. Happy 13th birthday to my wonderful, amazing, beautiful daughter.

Sep 4th, 2011

Happy Father’s Day

There are many reasons why Adam is awesome. He produces delicious sourdough bread on a semi-regular basis. He takes on such projects as the sewing of reenactment clothes with enthusiasm and drive that gets me off my struggling-with-a-mood-downswing butt (hello *waves* that’s why the blog silence recently, almost wasn’t going to write this either). I […]