Grazing at Gundaroo

Grazing Restaurant resides in a refurbished 1865 country hotel. We’ve eaten here a few times and have had similar experiences each time and the most important thing to note for a restaurant, is that the food has always been excellent. As we walked in, we were offered a choice of two tables and the benefits… Read more »

BookWeek2016

Surviving Book Week

This was my first foray into Book Week costumes – as a parent. Let me tell you, it’s a lot easier to get an adult ready than a child. But you’d know that already! I realise this post is a little late for everyone, but save it for next year! Oh, and this isn’t a… Read more »

This is an entire page from the book. The background is black and all the questions target the What? question. There is a giant space station, which you lift to answer the question, "What's inside a space station?" and a picture of a galaxy which you lift to answer, "What's a galaxy?"

Book Review & Giveaway: Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Space

It is almost like a right of passage that at some stage of their life, every child will be fascinated by Space. Whether it’s the space rockets, the stars or the planets – something always manages to capture their fascination. When that day happens, buy this book. We loved reading this book together. I must… Read more »

My son throwing an awesome tantrum at Old Parliament House - fortunately this was an easy fix.

Power Struggles with your children: Part Two – the long term answer

I know from the emails I’ve received, that many of you are wondering how the whole flat refusal to go swimming has concluded. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, you might want to catch yourself up on this dilemma here. So, when we left off last time, I’d filled… Read more »

Mövenpick Waffles with fresh berries and strawberry sauce drizzled on top

Mövenpick Ice-Cream at Kingston Foreshore

Have you ever been offered all the dessert you can eat? That is my idea of heaven… and that is exactly what I got to do, with a few other Canberra food bloggers. Sid, who owns and manages Mövenpick at the Kingston Foreshore, invited us to try Mövenpick’s new winter menu. It was so good that… Read more »

My daughter is in the pool, proudly waving her card that indicates she has passed her swimming test and can progress to the next level.

Power Struggles: The what and the how of dealing with a child who flatly refuses to do something.

Let me premise this with my daughter has thrown some of the most monumental tantrums. Oscar award winning efforts. I remember one particularly well-coordinated effort with her brother at a shopping centre saw me gather them under my arms (because neither child was getting back in the pram) and hauling them to the nearest parent room,… Read more »

The Butcher The Baker and The Merrymaker

The Butcher, The Baker and The Merrymaker at Pialligo Estate

Pialligo Estate are running a series of events, from the 1st to the 31st of July, around the theme The Butcher, The Baker and The Merrymaker. The idea is to capture the essence of the Northern Hemisphere, complete with all the trimmings of a European Christmas – think Glühwein, Schnapps, Christmas pudding, glazed ham and fine wine. In… Read more »

The Story of London

Book Review: The Story of London, in association with the Museum of London

When I finished university it seemed like a right of passage for most of my friends to go and work in London. Whilst I chose to live in Japan for a year instead, I had a blast visiting friends in London. Being a bit of a Museum enthusiast (if there is such a thing) it didn’t take… Read more »

SEA LIFE Aquarium Fish Tank

Finding Dory at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

A little while ago my daughter and I snuck off to Sydney for some mummy-daughter bonding. My Little Miss was most excited because she knew we were going to SEA LIFE Aquarium at Sydney Harbour. We hadn’t been there since she her brother had been born. Needless to say, we are big fans of the… Read more »

ToiletPaperRoll

Inundated – the word of the week

Inundated is my word of the week. I think it describes the last few weeks actually… You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet in blog land of late. That’s because I’ve been… (wait for it…) inundated! Work has been chaotic. A sort of organised chaos but that sort of chaos that has… Read more »

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  • Grazing at Gundaroo

    Grazing Restaurant resides in a refurbished 1865 country hotel. We’ve eaten here a few times and have had similar experiences each time and the most important thing to note for a restaurant, is that the food has always been excellent. As we walked in, we were offered a choice of two tables and the benefits… Read more »

  • BookWeek2016

    Surviving Book Week

    This was my first foray into Book Week costumes – as a parent. Let me tell you, it’s a lot easier to get an adult ready than a child. But you’d know that already! I realise this post is a little late for everyone, but save it for next year! Oh, and this isn’t a… Read more »

  • This is an entire page from the book. The background is black and all the questions target the What? question. There is a giant space station, which you lift to answer the question, "What's inside a space station?" and a picture of a galaxy which you lift to answer, "What's a galaxy?"

    Book Review & Giveaway: Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Space

    It is almost like a right of passage that at some stage of their life, every child will be fascinated by Space. Whether it’s the space rockets, the stars or the planets – something always manages to capture their fascination. When that day happens, buy this book. We loved reading this book together. I must… Read more »

  • My son throwing an awesome tantrum at Old Parliament House - fortunately this was an easy fix.

    Power Struggles with your children: Part Two – the long term answer

    I know from the emails I’ve received, that many of you are wondering how the whole flat refusal to go swimming has concluded. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, you might want to catch yourself up on this dilemma here. So, when we left off last time, I’d filled… Read more »

  • Mövenpick Waffles with fresh berries and strawberry sauce drizzled on top

    Mövenpick Ice-Cream at Kingston Foreshore

    Have you ever been offered all the dessert you can eat? That is my idea of heaven… and that is exactly what I got to do, with a few other Canberra food bloggers. Sid, who owns and manages Mövenpick at the Kingston Foreshore, invited us to try Mövenpick’s new winter menu. It was so good that… Read more »

  • My daughter is in the pool, proudly waving her card that indicates she has passed her swimming test and can progress to the next level.

    Power Struggles: The what and the how of dealing with a child who flatly refuses to do something.

    Let me premise this with my daughter has thrown some of the most monumental tantrums. Oscar award winning efforts. I remember one particularly well-coordinated effort with her brother at a shopping centre saw me gather them under my arms (because neither child was getting back in the pram) and hauling them to the nearest parent room,… Read more »

  • The Butcher The Baker and The Merrymaker

    The Butcher, The Baker and The Merrymaker at Pialligo Estate

    Pialligo Estate are running a series of events, from the 1st to the 31st of July, around the theme The Butcher, The Baker and The Merrymaker. The idea is to capture the essence of the Northern Hemisphere, complete with all the trimmings of a European Christmas – think Glühwein, Schnapps, Christmas pudding, glazed ham and fine wine. In… Read more »

  • The Story of London

    Book Review: The Story of London, in association with the Museum of London

    When I finished university it seemed like a right of passage for most of my friends to go and work in London. Whilst I chose to live in Japan for a year instead, I had a blast visiting friends in London. Being a bit of a Museum enthusiast (if there is such a thing) it didn’t take… Read more »

  • SEA LIFE Aquarium Fish Tank

    Finding Dory at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

    A little while ago my daughter and I snuck off to Sydney for some mummy-daughter bonding. My Little Miss was most excited because she knew we were going to SEA LIFE Aquarium at Sydney Harbour. We hadn’t been there since she her brother had been born. Needless to say, we are big fans of the… Read more »

  • ToiletPaperRoll

    Inundated – the word of the week

    Inundated is my word of the week. I think it describes the last few weeks actually… You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet in blog land of late. That’s because I’ve been… (wait for it…) inundated! Work has been chaotic. A sort of organised chaos but that sort of chaos that has… Read more »