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, […]

Jan 1st, 2013

Happy New Year

Well, 2012, you were not the easiest year I’ve ever had, what with all the renovating we’ve been doing. It’s been worth it though. There’s more of that to come in 2013 too, as I write this there’s a mostly demolished wall in our bedroom and the power has been turned off in here for […]

Oct 21st, 2012

Caitlin has something to share

UPDATE: Caitlin is also a perfectionist, so we have made the first recorded version of her song private and will share a video of the polished up version when it is ready. Meanwhile youtube embedding has apparently decided to show you baby bunnies instead – enjoy! UPDATE on the update: The song is now finished […]

Sep 16th, 2012

Bread and butter pudding

A couple of weeks ago I made this, it was good. I didn’t follow a recipe as such, more like I looked up 3 conflicting recipes and dredged up memories of how I used to make it back when I still lived with my parents and then Nanny Ogged* the process. Then someone asked me […]

Sep 2nd, 2012

The renovations continue

It has been brought to my attention that I have been somewhat remiss in sharing progress pics. Therefore, I present pics of our progress: The kitchen benchtop was installed It has fossils in it 🙂 The painting in the lounge room, kitchen and hallway was done and the floors were finished. We moved our stuff […]