Archive for: Family & Parenting

Sep 8th, 2007

Public holiday = BBQ party!

Friday was a no-blog day because I spent the morning frantically cleaning up and shopping, as one does, in preparation for having close on 20 people, mostly Browncoats, over for a BBQ in the afternoon and evening. Everyone who came brought with them vast quantities of gorgeous and for the most part healthy food and […]

Sep 5th, 2007

What I did this Wednesday…

I was on canteen duty at the kids school today, I start at 11:00am and finish at about 2:00pm at which point I usually hang around doing odd jobs for Uniform Pool rather than go home only to turn round and come back 10 minutes later (school finishes at 2:50pm but we mums tend to […]

Aug 7th, 2007

The walking is paying off!

I lost 0.6kg this week and I finally feel like I’m really starting to get somewhere again, it feels good 🙂 I had my first go at training with the Huscarls on the weekend, using a shield to defend against a spear attack, it’s hard work! Fun though. I didn’t think I’d be very much […]

Aug 1st, 2007

Owwww, my feet hurt!

I started my “walk the kids to school” campaign this week…again:P It takes about 25mins to get there and just over 15mins for me to get home again and I’ve decided we’ll be walking even if I have somewhere to be first thing. So on Tuesday, instead of dropping the kids off and driving straight […]

Jul 24th, 2007

Does marathon reading count?

Because I spent a good part of the weekend reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the new Bujold fantasy (Sharing Knife: Legacy), of the 2 the Bujold was by far the more satisfying. Rowlings just doesn’t seem to make me care about her characters *shrug*. Saturday morning was taken up with our first […]

Apr 8th, 2006

The hazards of cake decorating

It turns out not to be possible to create a birthday cake for one of my kids without lots of tasting and nibbling. Never mind, I only do it 3 times a year, besides it was yummy! Here’s the finished product – a Bug Garden cake for David’s 9th birthday party tomorrow.