Put me doon! There’s gonna be poetry!*

There’s hasn’t been enough poetry in my life recently, mostly because I’m not reading to the kids as much any more. We start kids off with poetry and many of the books that I hold closest to my heart are full of the stuff. Yesterday a twitter hashtag wandered into my tweetstream and pretty much made my day, it produced such gems as these: @johnbonbailey: SO YOU JUST HOLD THIS DOWN WHILE YOU TYPE EH? CLEVER! E E CUMMINGS #poetryretractions @RichCastles: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, Dam this Navman … Continue reading Put me doon! There’s gonna be poetry!*

Sunday snippets

We re-strung the clothes line yesterday so of course it rained today and is forecast to do so all week. Ariane claims she is responsible but I think we made some contribution at least. Today Adam and I dismantled Caitlin’s old loft bed, finished cleaning up her old bedroom and turned it into our gym. This involved moving the treadmill, exercise bike and weights machine from the half of the rumpus room that is not our bedroom, out the back door and back into the new gym. We did this in the rain. We decided not to move the lounge … Continue reading Sunday snippets

Thankful Thursday

I’m taking a leaf out of Ariane‘s book for this one (oh, and I believe there’s some sort of big holiday about giving thanks happening overseas somewhere…), here’s what I’m grateful for today: Friends who respond to a very last minute invite to a candle party (like a Tupperware party only with, well, candles), and turn up at my place to provide great conversation and remind me how lucky I am to have wonderful people in my life. Children who rise to the occasion when I really need their help and do a terrific job cleaning up and, as David … Continue reading Thankful Thursday

Enough about me, let’s talk about you for a while

I suspect I already know a fair bit about most of my lovely readers, given that if you comment here and blog yourself then I try to make sure I visit your little corner of the net too. However, indulge me anyway (especially if you haven’t commented before!), say hello and tell me a little about yourself? Pretty please? Feel free to ramble in any way you like, or if you prefer you could answer the following questions: Who are you?How did you find my blog?What keeps you reading? What, if anything, would you like to see more posts about?Should … Continue reading Enough about me, let’s talk about you for a while

Kids, ruining photos for decades

Aunty Liz, my Dad, my Mum, Grandma, Grandpa, me, Uncle Bruce, Aunty Faye, Warwick, Emma, Rebecca and Martin. (Uncle Rob presumably took the photo.) At Epping c.1980 I’m always complaining to my kids that they’re ruining photos by making stupid faces in them, but I sort of like this photo. Nice one, ten year old me! Continue reading Kids, ruining photos for decades

OOTD – Another new necklace!

I’m off to Caitlin’s second dance concert of the week tonight and I’m taking my new fabulous fat necklace out for a spin Tunic – Autograph Leggings – Target Shoes – Mathers Necklace – Definatalie I didn’t get a close-up of the necklace in the outfit I’m wearing now, but here’s the one I took the day it arrived in the post. Continue reading OOTD – Another new necklace!