LittleManAsleepApril2016

Quiet Moments

We are on the cusp of one of our busiest times at work. Reports are being written, assessments are being done and others are being marked, and there is the never ending task of writing programs.  Of course, children often pick your busiest times to be sick. This week it’s been my son. My husband… Read more »

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Dear Disney, I have a favour to ask… Please don’t forget my son.

Disney have released a video on YouTube which re-brands the whole ‘Princess’ phenomenon. Until my daughter started pre-school, she was completely oblivious to all this. But now she has been completely informed. It’s all tiaras, ball gowns, dancing and pink in our house at the moment. So I really appreciate the change of pace that latest… Read more »

The various coloured resin bowls and bangles sit on top of their pink silicone moulds.

Getting Crafty Like a Fox with Mikaela Danvers – Resin Bangles

I have a few friends who have that rather cool style that you can only get when you buy those one-of-a-kind pieces that you pick up at markets which specialise in hand-made goods. That or they are truly talented and make it for themselves. I admire them. How they pull together colours and patterns effortlessly. I… Read more »

A few grass seeds have germinated in the foreground. A lone tree stands, out of focus, in the distance.

Little things…

Since moving to our property, things haven’t really been going our way. Much of it from trying to take on too much too soon. We lost quite a few trees in the summer heat for example. In hindsight, we were a little naive. So when we decided to invest a few thousand dollars in top… Read more »

A very modern looking Romeo and Juliet. Juliet stands with heavy eye makeup, looking directly act the camera, while Romeo has his arm lazily over her should, with his shirt half unbutton. Although both of them are in period costume, Juliet looks like she is wearing one of Romeo's shirts.

Romeo and Juliet – a Bell Shakespeare production

Last night I attended the opening night of Romeo and Juliet at the Canberra Theatre, thanks to Bell Shakespeare company. I think high school English teachers have a lot to answer for in relation to many people’s (mine included) obsession with Romeo and Juliet. Partly because they choose to study this play right when girls are… Read more »

The Doldrums Nicholas Gannon

The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

  “Out of the thousands of children born every single day, at least one of them will turn out to be a dreamer.”   This is by far my favourite quote from the book The Doldrums and really sets the tone for the book. I absolutely loved reading this book and cannot wait until my… Read more »

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Country Life – Is it living up to our expectations?

It’s been a little over two years since we moved from Sydney, to the Yass Valley. Although we weren’t able to move straight onto our property (it took two years to get the house, water tank, septic system and various other necessities built), we have lived in a rural area all this time. So do… Read more »

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A Tom Robert’s Inspired High Tea at the National Gallery of Australia

I can’t think of anything more poetic than combining a love for food with a love of art. Two weeks ago I wrote about the Tom Robert’s exhibit that is on until the 28th March at the National Gallery of Australia. You can imagine my delight when I received an email inviting me to try out… Read more »

Boots

Fake Farmers

Ever since we’ve moved I’ve battled with being a city girl in the country. I didn’t want to be fake. I love that I grew up in the city. I love the city. I love the restaurants, the shopping, the museums and galleries… I could go on. But growing up in Sydney is so different… Read more »

TeachYour Child How To Think by Edward De Bono is a purple book with black writing. It is sitting on a timber table beside a cup of coffee and an open, leather-bound notebook

Teach Your Child How to Think by Edward De Bono

There are so many books on the market which purport to be able to teach you how to teach your child to think. Unfortunately many of these books are something akin to Chinese Whispers – the ideas that they aren telling you aren’t anything original. They are simply taking a spin on somebody else’s work… Read more »

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  • LittleManAsleepApril2016

    Quiet Moments

    We are on the cusp of one of our busiest times at work. Reports are being written, assessments are being done and others are being marked, and there is the never ending task of writing programs.  Of course, children often pick your busiest times to be sick. This week it’s been my son. My husband… Read more »

  • 1445804244623

    Dear Disney, I have a favour to ask… Please don’t forget my son.

    Disney have released a video on YouTube which re-brands the whole ‘Princess’ phenomenon. Until my daughter started pre-school, she was completely oblivious to all this. But now she has been completely informed. It’s all tiaras, ball gowns, dancing and pink in our house at the moment. So I really appreciate the change of pace that latest… Read more »

  • The various coloured resin bowls and bangles sit on top of their pink silicone moulds.

    Getting Crafty Like a Fox with Mikaela Danvers – Resin Bangles

    I have a few friends who have that rather cool style that you can only get when you buy those one-of-a-kind pieces that you pick up at markets which specialise in hand-made goods. That or they are truly talented and make it for themselves. I admire them. How they pull together colours and patterns effortlessly. I… Read more »

  • A few grass seeds have germinated in the foreground. A lone tree stands, out of focus, in the distance.

    Little things…

    Since moving to our property, things haven’t really been going our way. Much of it from trying to take on too much too soon. We lost quite a few trees in the summer heat for example. In hindsight, we were a little naive. So when we decided to invest a few thousand dollars in top… Read more »

  • A very modern looking Romeo and Juliet. Juliet stands with heavy eye makeup, looking directly act the camera, while Romeo has his arm lazily over her should, with his shirt half unbutton. Although both of them are in period costume, Juliet looks like she is wearing one of Romeo's shirts.

    Romeo and Juliet – a Bell Shakespeare production

    Last night I attended the opening night of Romeo and Juliet at the Canberra Theatre, thanks to Bell Shakespeare company. I think high school English teachers have a lot to answer for in relation to many people’s (mine included) obsession with Romeo and Juliet. Partly because they choose to study this play right when girls are… Read more »

  • The Doldrums Nicholas Gannon

    The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

      “Out of the thousands of children born every single day, at least one of them will turn out to be a dreamer.”   This is by far my favourite quote from the book The Doldrums and really sets the tone for the book. I absolutely loved reading this book and cannot wait until my… Read more »

  • Sutton_View

    Country Life – Is it living up to our expectations?

    It’s been a little over two years since we moved from Sydney, to the Yass Valley. Although we weren’t able to move straight onto our property (it took two years to get the house, water tank, septic system and various other necessities built), we have lived in a rural area all this time. So do… Read more »

  • TomRoberts_HighTea_CakeTier

    A Tom Robert’s Inspired High Tea at the National Gallery of Australia

    I can’t think of anything more poetic than combining a love for food with a love of art. Two weeks ago I wrote about the Tom Robert’s exhibit that is on until the 28th March at the National Gallery of Australia. You can imagine my delight when I received an email inviting me to try out… Read more »

  • Boots

    Fake Farmers

    Ever since we’ve moved I’ve battled with being a city girl in the country. I didn’t want to be fake. I love that I grew up in the city. I love the city. I love the restaurants, the shopping, the museums and galleries… I could go on. But growing up in Sydney is so different… Read more »

  • TeachYour Child How To Think by Edward De Bono is a purple book with black writing. It is sitting on a timber table beside a cup of coffee and an open, leather-bound notebook

    Teach Your Child How to Think by Edward De Bono

    There are so many books on the market which purport to be able to teach you how to teach your child to think. Unfortunately many of these books are something akin to Chinese Whispers – the ideas that they aren telling you aren’t anything original. They are simply taking a spin on somebody else’s work… Read more »