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My 2,000th post for my daughter on her 10th birthday

Age 6 & 7 Age 8 & 9 Dear Keira, As I approached my tenth birthday, I remember mentioning my excitement about the milestone to a neighbour. She shook her head emphatically and said, “You don’t want to grow up”. You’re on the cusp of … [Read More...]

School holidays

Cook, Swim, Library, Dance, Travel

What follows is a brief update as to how our make-your-own school holiday challenge is going. Cook Mistake one: buying an American packet mix without properly figuring out the conversion differences. Mistake two: buying a red velvet cake … [Read More...]

Monty Python Killer Rabbit Cupcakes Tutorial

Monty Python Killer Rabbit Easter Cupcakes!

No, you haven't accidentally wandered over to a cake wreck website. It's me, hello. Remember when I made Borg Cube Christmas Gingerbread? (If you don't, you should see it. Now that was a wreck. OF FUN.) Anyway, I've had this idea rattling around my … [Read More...]

Year of Creative Engagement March and April

Year of Creative Engagement – March and April Update

To explain: The Year of Creative Engagement (#yoce) will be my attempt to document my creative journey, put greater stock in accountability and output, while also showing what new work I’m reading or listening to. I bent to the will of the … [Read More...]

keira and riley


Explore: Day 1 of the 'Make Your Own' School Holiday Challenge We went down to our local creek bank to have a play. They weren't really keen on getting outside, but once we were down there I couldn't get them to leave! ("I … [Read More...]

autumn holidays

Make-Your-Own School Holiday Challenge

  It's the first day of school holidays in Victoria (and I think Queensland). Some other states work off a different timetable, so they'll be starting soon. I'm quite tired, and have been looking forward to a little 'down' time just as … [Read More...]

messy blogger

Slice of Blogging Reality

My home does not look like this. I don't read blogs that feature houses looking like this, or read the magazines either. There are people who drop a casual eighty dollars on a cushion, but I'm not one of them. Now, I don't have anything … [Read More...]


5 Things Happening Around Here Lately

1. Filling Out Passport Renewal Forms As we plan another international trip for 2015, I got out our passports to check when they expire - and good thing I did, because it's soon. The kids' are fine for a while yet. So we need new passport photos! … [Read More...]

Bookworld Romance Titles

Bookworld Romance Book Pack {Giveaway}

  Romance readers rejoice - from the 31st March to 5th April Bookworld will be having offering discounts on their romance titles. Deals an discounts will be on offer every day of that week, so don't forget to check that out. To kick off … [Read More...]



Oh, hello critters. It's been a few years, so I suppose we were due. But guess what? I'm wiser, the kids are older, and I'm going to meet you bravely. For those of you that don't die in the treatment, prepare to be squished beneath my … [Read More...]