Birds are causing a problem in my life at the moment. A baby magpie has discovered how to fly into our house. He’s making it a daily activity swooping through the open sliding doors, pooing on the clean washing and departing. Trying to remember to close the doors, but need one open for the dog…. Read more »
Monthly Archives: May 2012
I am the mother of daughters. I don’t know how you raise sons. I remember watching friend’s sons leaping over lounges, wrestling on the floor and kamikaze body slamming each other and I would wonder “can’t they just sit down and do some drawing? I have some pretty glitter pens here”. Instead we have lived… Read more »
Last week somewhere between finding lost socks and transporting children to endless activities I was struck by a thought (just one, my crowded mind can’t cope with more than that at the moment). I realised I’ve got no memory of life before children. Is it some sort of parental dementia designed to help your fragile… Read more »
We begin a new week, the to-do list is long, but off we go! Hope your week is awesome.
While I sit here rugged up in my winter woolies, the Weekly Photo Challenge asks me to cast my mind back to the summer. It was a soggy season, lots of rain and not nearly enough hot sun. However during one warm day Princess Child got out into the front yard and proved you can… Read more »
It’s time for whale watching again. Every year from May to November the giant humpbacks migrate along the east coast to the warmer waters of the South Pacific to breed. They then journey with their newborns back to the colder climes of the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic. My brother captured these shots from the… Read more »
Youngest children thrive in an environment of benign neglect. They have to, it’s all they have available to them. Eldest children enjoy a parent’s undivided attention, they are the prototype of our parenting and as such we relish every moment, recognising milestones, throwing ourselves into this brave new world. When my eldest started school, I… Read more »
As usual my disorganised approach to life has come back to bite me in the bum. HUGE day yesterday with a 7.45am meeting with the Principal of the High School where Princess Child will be going next year. The child is a little anxious about the idea of going to high school so I reassure… Read more »
Good morning new week. Here’s to a good one.
Well this is another fine mess I’ve got myself into. My goals this year included entering loads of competitions and creating a successful blog. So imagine my delight when I saw a blogging competition with great prizes including cash. However, it’s a cooking competition! Could someone please send a tank of oxygen to Shambles Manor… Read more »