May 23rd, 2012

Progress report

We left the house at the end of the post before last with the kitchen sitting unassembled in the lounge room and us living in half the rumpus room downstairs. We’re still living the rumpus room but a few things have happened elsewhere. My renovations, let me show you them. So that’s the kitchen, looking […]

May 20th, 2012

I’m sure this is metaphoric or something

We have no lounge room at the moment. As I may have mentioned. So tonight I was sitting at the kitchen table (which is not in the kitchen, but in the half of the rumpus room that is not currently serving as our bedroom – are you all keeping this straight in your minds? There’s […]

May 9th, 2012

The story so far – long and probably not that interesting

Once upon a time, actually for the last almost 11 years, there was a house with carpet that badly needed replacing, a dysfunctional and rather ratty looking kitchen, a half-built bathroom/laundry, and a completely useless bath in the main bathroom (it’s very shallow, I get in, the water gets out). When this house was purchased […]

Apr 3rd, 2012

More poetry from my offspring

Remember Artillery shells screaming from the heavens Like angels of death Air raid sirens howl in the night Shelters full of fear The husks of tanks blown asunder Haunt the streets Wailing of people lost and forgotten Amidst the chaos of war    

Mar 20th, 2012

Beef and capsicum casserole

Tonight, in the midst of much kid-wrangling angst I cooked a thing what was yummy. Consequently you get another in the “write it down for future reference” series of recipe posts. 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic 4 small brown onions, sliced 4 small bull’s horn capsicums, diced 500g diced beef 800g tin diced […]

Mar 16th, 2012

And to think I used to complain about stuffed toys breeding

You know how Caitlin got two rabbits just before Christmas? And they were brother and sister? Well, I looked up rabbit info and I had a conversation with the vet and for reasons that all made perfect sense at the time (mostly to do with cost and rabbit vulnerability to anaesthetic) I decided we’d desex […]