Archive for: Family & Parenting

Jun 29th, 2011

Wordless-ish Wednesday

Tom spent a good part of Sunday afternoon and of Monday morning like this. I was amazed that Clara put up with it for as long as she did. Tom has generously shared the lurgi that got him sent home from school on Friday with most of the family. Dave was the first to go […]

Merry and Pippin from the movie of Lord of the Rings

Apr 17th, 2011

He’s a hobbit

I slept in a bit this morning, as one does on a Sunday, especially in school holidays. Eventually I got out of bed, showered and dressed and began yelling at the kids to do the same. I then cooked egg and bacon rolls for the hordes, poured myself a glass of orange juice and set […]

Mar 27th, 2011

Sundays in My City – Sydney Aquarium

Hosted by Unknown Mami We had a slow start today, a late brunch and kids who didn’t really want to leave the house. Adam persuaded us into dragging ourselves out to the car and off to the city despite the grey skies and rain. It’s kind of handy that I married him, if we had […]

Mar 15th, 2011

Bullying sucks

Every so often one of those Facebook status spams annoys me enough that I can’t keep ignoring it. Tonight’s gripe comes to you courtesy of the spate of anti-bullying sentiment doing the rounds in response to the video of a bullied kid lashing out at his tormentor. Here’s the status spam in question: The girl […]

Feb 20th, 2011

Weekend woes and wins

It’s been hot and humid all weekend. I’ve got a lurgi that comes with a sore throat, headache, shakiness and mild nausea – every time I try and do anything other than sit on the lounge I end up a gasping, sweaty, can’t stand unsupported mess. We’ve gone nowhere and done nothing except housework and […]


Jan 31st, 2011

Back to school

Off to High School! Today was Caitlin’s first day of Year 7, nothing like 40 degree heat* to start things off with a kind of molten whimper. The Principal and the Year Advisor both devoted part of their welcoming addresses to reminding the kids to drink lots of water and not run around in the […]