Sunday, 28 April 2013


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

:: Anzac Day 2013
:: patient spectator
:: new scarf

Wednesday, 24 April 2013


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

:: this was a mirror image of my reaction as we discovered little Miss had been ever so helpful and picked numerous lemons off the tree before they had fully ripened  aaaaaah
:: said little Miss in her own world... "I love you much" is the latest common phrase
:: winter sports have begun

Monday, 15 April 2013


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

:: hobbit games flavoured the holidays hence more bows and arrows
:: serious business of building sandcastles even on top of the bucket
:: what a catch - an unexpected award for the most catches this season across all clubs

Friday, 12 April 2013

the need to read

I like love books. 

I often had books confiscated at high school - reading in class, underneath the blankets with a torch or in the toilets at boarding school (light purposes). I will even put my hand up for taking a whole day off once, when working a particularly tedious job, just to stay in bed and read. Obviously that was pre children.

What are you reading?

I am nearly finished the Book Thief - thank you for your patience Stu. It took me awhile but I am really enjoying it. Marcus Zusak's style of writing leaves me a little dizzy though - he jumps back and forward and I would prefer things just to happen, not be forewarned.

Now, I need some help.

I have a birthday coming up and I am toying with the idea of a mini iPad or a kindle for my wish list. To be honest we have enough pods, pads and phones but I thought a mini iPad might be a more multifunctional device than the kindle if need be? The main idea though, is they come with their own lights and books do not. My long suffering husband is very patient with the light trying to sleep. Also there are places where there is no adequate reading light i.e. camping trips etc.

Having said all this I do love an actual book and I don't want to contribute to their demise - I can't imagine a world without real books in it.

It is a first world problem to be sure but I would love to know your thoughts or experiences?

Sunday, 7 April 2013


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

:: Daisy wreaths and bows and arrows
:: Slower, meandering days - schedule free
:: Tree climbing and getting lost in elaborate made up games

Friday, 5 April 2013

easter camping

:: Little Miss flits here and flutters there in her own world
:: Monkeys climb in THE most beautiful tree 
:: Loads of water fun
:: Open fire cooking - great friends - bunny hunts - family feast Sunday lunch - special times!