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 8th, 2013

The great bunny escape of 2013

My neighbour came to our door late on Monday afternoon and said “Your rabbits are out in the yard.” To which I intelligently replied “OUT out?” because clearly she’d have come to tell me they were out in their normal enclosure. “Yes, out out.” I think I remembered to say thank you as I closed […]

Jan 6th, 2013

Still renovating

There’s been a bit more work done since my last renovations post back in September. The backyard was finished – topsoil and plants in the garden beds. Adam and David built the shed, the garden beds were mulched and the lawn was laid Clara approved of the new lawn We bought some outdoor furniture And […]

Jan 6th, 2013

Peter Pan – Belvoir St Theatre

Our Christmas present from my mum this year was tickets for the whole family, including her, to see the Belvoir St Theatre production of Peter Pan. She had also bought a ticket for my dad, but unfortunately he was stuck in hospital going green with envy rather than joining us tonight. This did mean we […]

Jan 3rd, 2013

Did I tell you I’ve got a writing gig?

It’s true, I was invited to join the ranks of the authors at Hoyden About Town. Which was in various degrees very flattering, a bit scarey and rather bemusing. The last because it’s not like I’ve been writing much lately, or indeed much of substance on any regular basis ever. So I wrestled with a […]

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, […]