Words adrift in paper boats

Every once in a while you have one of those weekends that just covers off everything at once. They rattle along at breakneck speed and, before you know it, they’re …

Ye Olde School Photo, warts and all

Tis the season of school photos. The boys bought home their snaps yesterday and they have been suitably admired. Mr5, who has been sporting one of those weird childhood blotches …

If the shoes fit

Daylight savings has given the boys another lease on life. An extra, other lease on life. Like their little boy energy has stepped up yet another gear into over-overdrive. Every …

About that Pinterest thing…

Being the late adopter that I am, I have recently joined Pinterest. I know. Only two years behind the Cool Kids who have now moved on to some other new …

When goats fly

Always one for the big questions, Mr5 unleashed another tonight… adding another special challenge to my parenting pantheon. We had managed to make it unscathed through ‘World’s Most Dangerous’ animals, …

Sunday drives and new shoes

The Builder and I have decided to resurrect the Sunday drive. Remember when you were a kid and your mum and dad would throw you all in the back of …

Instagram: A year in my garden

The Builder and I are preparing for a hard weekend of mulching. Literally truckloads (okay, one truck) are arriving on Friday, to be dispatched, by hand, into The Old Girl’s …

It’s not about the medals

The Olympic spirit is alive, well, kicking and doing a triple somersault in the pike position in this house. The boys have taken to the whole thing with gusto. They …

To the moon… and back.

Mr8 has informed me that he is going to the moon. Not anytime soon, you understand. But one day.  He has it all planned. He will go to uni, he …

10 things I learned this week

I am having a bit of trouble blogging at present. Every single sentence I begin has the words ‘packing boxes’ in it. Which, I have to tell you, is about …

Packing boxes, packing bags

I feel as though I’ve been moving house since about 1974. The settlement has been long, which means that the packing can be done in dribs and drabs and dribs …

Happy Jubilee to me

As the Queen celebrates her 60 years in the crown, so too do I celebrate my 600th post. Which practically makes us related. We have a lot in common, it …

And the winner is…

I know you’ve all been waiting with bated (get it) breath for me to announce the winner of the ‘fishing’ competition. It was a tough decision with some splendid tall …

Instagram envy

There are times when I wish my blog wasn’t so … wordy. When I could pop up an image (taken by myself and looking spectacular, of course) and that would …