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 […]

Feb 24th, 2012

Pilfering possum

I have been feeding the cats on a bench seat on the front deck lately in order that they might enjoy their food at their own leisurely pace and not have to bolt dinner down before the dog comes along and steals it. I don’t think the plan is working quite as I intended. Despite […]

Feb 22nd, 2012

Rainy Days – by Tom

  Rainy Days The breeze blowing it towards me. The feeling of the clouds tears on my sad hurt face. The clouds voice searching for all worthy of their judgement. The clouds striking the guilty. I wish they would strike me on this day but tomorrow offers a new chance. by Tom.M   (Note to […]

Feb 5th, 2012

The stuff of nightmares

After waking rather early this morning and then not being able to go back to sleep, because of a combination of a slightly sore ear, a snoring husband, and a cat who had decided that the best way to get breakfast was to stand perched on my hip bone with his rather significant weight concentrated […]

Jan 30th, 2012

Monday Moggy

Came home from dropping Tom at school, taking the sewing machine in for repairs, and buying David’s school uniforms, to find this on the kitchen table. The sound of the camera prompted the opening of one eye and a pointed “I’m not moving” glare. But I am cruel, and kicked her off anyway. And then […]