Category Archives: random

The end – and getting better at arriving there.

I found this quote on one of those one-day-to-a-page desktop flip calendars at work. The old fashioned ones, with almost see-through paper. The quote really hit a nerve. It’s so unlike me. I’m absolutely not an inspirational quote kind of … Continue reading

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Oopsie….or, how to break a leg in one easy step: #parentingfail

So, when we were on Norfolk we visited some friends. Who have a trampoline. Elena had a go and collapsed in a heap on her first jump. We iced it immediately and took her home to keep it elevated. She … Continue reading

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Norfolk break

Not many words today, just far too many photos from our time away. I couldn’t pick which ones to post, so you’re getting the (long) short-list! We fed the iconic feral chooks. Often. All was good until one of the ducks … Continue reading

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29°03’30″S 167°57’05″E

While I’ve written about Norfolk Island before, I’ve never shared any photos of the island’s extensive collection of convict-era buildings and ruins. The buildings here were all built during the second convict settlement (1825-1853) and subsequently used by the Pitcairn settlers when they … Continue reading

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Looking forward

I’m looking forward to 2015. This last year has been a complete slog, personally and professionally. I couldn’t count the number of times we’ve been sick (although none of the illnesses have been serious – we’re lucky for that). I broke … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It’s holiday time, so we’ve headed to Norfolk Island for our annual summer time holiday with my parents. We have been having a relaxing time, finally, which is nice. The children have been going nuts for grandma and granddad – which … Continue reading

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Speed knitting

A gorgeous girl turned one this week. She lives in Tasmania so I don’t see her and her mother, my friend, much at all. Imagine my surprise when I got a text earlier in the week that her mum would … Continue reading

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More pink tulle than you can imagine: {little things to sew} tutu

One of the things we’ve learned with Elena is that swimming lessons = ear infections, even after getting grommets. I’ve no real idea why, because she doesn’t get them when we swim at the beach, but this term we switched … Continue reading

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Some more dyeing

What’s it like in your neck of the woods? Winter has definitely arrived in Canberra – it’s freezing and good weather for hibernating on the couch with some knitting. I took some annual leave from work this week to get … Continue reading

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A family long weekend

We had a long weekend this weekend to celebrate Canberra Day. My parents are visiting so everything’s a bit crazy and we’ve been getting up to all sorts of things which are not remotely blog-worthy. Dad and I constructed some … Continue reading

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