bloggers boogie :: quilt camp edition

This is the super awesome edition, because this weekend I am boogieing IN PERSON with some of my favourite bloggy peeps. There’ll be Car, with the lemon and salt: And Bee, who has her own version of this on (girl look at that hi-vis, yeah look at that hi-vis, uh huh, uh huh, you stand out): I’m sure at some […]

beauty & the beast.

I think it’s one of those things, that we think will never happen to us. Even after losing both my grandfathers to the dreaded c-word, I still felt like that, it was crappy and horrible, but it was something that happened to older people. Nothing I need to think about too much, apart from our monthly donations to the Cancer […]

five sentence fiction :: distance

He sat down at his desk, the computer open in front of him, text books to the left, stacks of notes to the right. His fingers hovered over the keyboard as he willed the words to come, not for the first time. His hands slumped down onto the keys, and his head dropped back in defeat. No matter how he […]

aussie aussie aussie…

A week or so ago, it was Education Week, and part of that was a dress-up book parade, with the theme of Champions. Brilliant, a box, a horse head and he could be Black Caviar. Yeah, no. A swimmer he wants, and try as I might to talk him into a tracksuit and some medals, no, it has to be […]

bloggers boogie :: the all movied out edition

The bug we’ve all been fighting since last weekend means we’ve been watching more movies than usual, so I though for today’s boogie, I’d share some movie songs. HOW IT WORKS: Blog up to five songs between Saturday lunchtime and Sunday lunchtime in your local timezone. Any theme. Any reason. Doesn’t matter. You decide. Or if you have done a […]

nice try.

Like the toyroom, the boy’s bedroom can be a bit of disaster area. Despite having a perfectly adequate area to play, they love to drag their toys into their bedroom to play. And leave them there. They love to read a book before bed. Which falls to the floor, and gets left there. Drawers get emptied in search of the […]

6::20 ~ melting moments

OCCASSION: we wanted to make something for daddy’s birthday that wasn’t a cake (he didn’t want a cake on the day) BRIEF & RATIONALE: I’d been to the bakery, and was tempted to buy a melting moment. Then I saw they were $2 each, so I made them myself. SOURCE: AWW Sweet Old Fashioned Favourites. EASE OF MAKING: 7/10. CHILD […]