Archive for: Family & Parenting

Jan 11th, 2011

New Zealand picspam the first

Both Adam and I were up VERY late the night before our flight to New Zealand. I distinctly remember seeing 3:05am on my bedside clock before finally drifting off. The alarm went off at 5:50am and my wonderful Mum was due to come and drive us to the airport at 6:50am. The flight went well, […]

Dec 12th, 2010

Sundays in My City – Happy birthday Adam!

Hosted by Unknown Mami Today was Adam’s 42nd birthday. The day began with the obligatory breakfast and presents in bed and then on to some slight silliness with Christmas tree decorating. Caitlin asked Adam to put an angel on the top of the tree. So he did. The Angel on top of our tree He […]


Dec 3rd, 2010

Friday Fragments

Hosted by Mrs4444. I’m doing a blog giveaway over this weekend, one lucky reader will be getting a parcel with lots of goodies in it: 2 pairs of Christmas earrings, a copy of one of my favourite picture books, a travel version of Connect Four, some yummy chocolate and a scrumptious scented candle. Click through […]


Dec 2nd, 2010

Diary of a Wombat

When I first came across this picture book I was wandering around a bookshop in 2002 with David aged 5 1/2, Caitlin aged 4 and Tom 1 year old, I picked it up, leafed through, and fell in love instantly. The simple text and gorgeous illustrations were so evocative, I could see Mothball (the wombat), […]

Dec 1st, 2010

‘Tis the season to be giving!

Giving people things makes me happy. I could do with a happiness and Christmas* spirit boost around about now so I’m going to indulge myself by giving some stuff away. I’m hoping that you my readers, yes both of you, will aid me in this act of self-indulgence by either entering my little give-away or […]

Nov 27th, 2010

Travel with kids scares me

And this is why. I remember, you see. I remember being 14 years old and being completely hideous when my parents took us on a month long trip to Athens, Crete, Paris, London, Boston, Washington and New Orleans before we settled in Boulder Colorado for a 6 month stay. Here I am with my mum […]