I won!

Thanks Skip!   “The Dardos Award is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.” “Premio Dardos” means “prize darts” in Italian. […]

It’s raining, it’s pouring…

I wish the boy was snoring. Monday nap time, and toddler boy has decided sleep is for the weak. We’ve had tantrum, potty stop, tantrum, extra lunch, tantrum, and now merrily chatting away to Pooh Bear. Knowing my luck, he’ll fall asleep just in time for baby boy to wake up. *sigh*. Last week, we made some bath fizzers. I’m […]

Not again…

The toddler is snotty. Again. He’s feeling a bit better today, and just when I thought baby might be safe this time, he’s woken up all clogged up this morning too. Sigh. Even when sick, Bear is quite an active little bloke, so in an effort to get him to lay quietly & try to recuperate (and not aggravate his […]

Can I give up yet?

How far does one have to be into a book before deciding to give up? My current reading selection is quite hard going, and I’m not sure if I can be bothered finishing. Nothing against the book itself, it just has a very different writing style to what I’m used to, and since I mainly read when in bed, I […]

Time flies…

…when you’re having fun! Friday has snuck up and caught me completely unawares this week. It only seems a day or two ago that I was pondering the potential of a new week, and here we are, week over, and with it, a chance to reflect on my plans, and a desire to do better next week. (Or maybe the […]

Another one (or two) down

I’ve had a reading spurt (and managed to break my blog in the process! Please bear with me as i attempt to fix it!) 1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (fiction, opshop find) *** (Jan 09) 2. Fishing for Stars – Bryce Courtney (fiction, new/gift) ***1/2 (Jan 09) 3. The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger (fiction, re-read […]

Baby gifty crafty things

My cousin recently had a baby, so as part of her gift, I made her a change quilt (I was a bit absent-minded and forgot the nappy pocket – oops!).   And to wrap it, I grabbed a piece of brown paper I had lying around, and, coating toddler sized feet in various shades of blue paint, let the boy […]

Another Reader for the Challenge.

  Dear Mummy’s friends in the compooter, Books nice. I wants Thomas and Terrence and James and Bill-and-Ben and Snowy Special. Fity book, ummm, maybe not. Fity time? Love Bear.   It’s Wednesday. Wednesday seems to come around even quicker than Monday. But it’s nicer than Mondays. I don’t lament Wednesdays, Wednesdays mean only two days til the weekend, and […]

Another weekend over.

Monday, Monday, Monday, why do you like me so, that you feel the need to rush towards your weekly visits? The weekends always seem so fleeting. So many plans, so little time. But, being the weekend, Bear spent most of his time outside with daddy, so I got a chance to make some headway with my reading challenge whenever Chubba […]

Newness…

Friday. Generally, it feels like the finishing line of another week. A day of reflection on the week that was. And today is no different, I suppose. But as I sit here, munching on some choc-chip cookies, I am not only looking back at our week, thinking of the parts that rocked, repressing the memories of the bits that sucked, […]