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 »

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 »

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »