A boy made of blocks – the blog tour

I read and reviewed A boy made of blocks last September – you can read my thoughts here. To summarise from then: although some parts of the ending are kind of predictable, I totally admit that I was swept up in the emotions, and may have shed a tear or two (or even a few […]

Sunday snippets 15 January 2017

{struggling} to get back into the blogging habit. I did so well in December, but then took a Christmas break… {also struggling} with pain, exhaustion, depression? I don’t know. Hard to disentangle emotional states and their permanence or otherwise from a physical position of daily hurtingness and chronic tired. I went for a stroll around […]

The Dry blog tour

I just can’t understand how someone like him could do something like that. Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, it hasn’t rained in small country town Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are brutally murdered. Everyone thinks Luke Hadler, who […]

On buying home education curriculum resources.

I’ve been quite proud that despite the fact we’ve got piles of curriculum style resources around the house, Smallest and Tigerboy have largely been unschooled so far. However, right at the moment I’m a little concerned with how screen focused they are both getting, and I want to do something about that. I also want […]

I hope you dance…

Or have fun in whatever way is most fun for you. Merry Christmas.

I think

I need to do daily blogging in the morning rather than the evening.  Art in the morning probably a plan too. And exercise. Anything other than sinking into social media and frittering days away. Today has been fairly busy, local shopping, work, dentist, big town shopping with Big. It was really lovely to spend some […]


Anyone else who sits there for ages trying to work out alliterative blog post titles, or is that just me? Anyway, it was solstice today and I dragged myself out of bed in time to walk down to the beach and see the sunrise. Turns out I should have stayed in bed, it was kind […]

Christmas cinnamon buns with a new ricotta cheese icing

As I’ve written a number of times, we’re gradually building up our stock of Christmas traditions buns, and that includes a special home baked breakfast of big, yeasty cinnamon buns. Now, the ones you can buy from bakeries usually have a quite gooey icing on them, and I’ve never quite cracked that before. This year […]

Hope, a work in progress

Watercolour.  I think I need to find my heavier paper, and maybe borrow Big’s hairdryer, but I’ve very much enjoyed trying something a little more challenging tonight.

A walk in the woods

Yesterday my exercise stroll was to the beach. Which wasn’t terribly scenic tbh, what will the heavy fog and edge of the world vibe it had going. Although I did quite like the lights reflecting on the water.  Today I went to the woods instead. I was feeling achy and a bit sorry for myself […]

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