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The European family

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Our destination for this holiday was Duncan’s parents’ villa in Javea. It’s a lovely home, with a pool – across the road from a German bakery and a German-Spanish pub, El Farro. The house is all on one level, but to get to the pool and paved area, there are two, rather large (from the [...]

An inauspicious start

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

We were meant to leave at 9:15 Tuesday evening for our Sydney > Abu Dhabi > London > Madrid > Valencia trip. As it was our first trip with Hamish – and a rather lengthy one to start with – we arrived early. Though it was past Hamish’s bed time, he was in a good [...]


Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Pre-Hamish, though Duncan and I didn’t struggle to fill our weekends, looking back on it, they were certainly an exercise in leisure. We didn’t worry about housework – having a party every so often ensured the house got cleaned. Dinners out were a common occurrence and long Sunday afternoons at the pub were not unusual. [...]

Happy Australia Day!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Hamish says: Friends, bogans, countrymen: Don’t be un-Australian, eat lamb on Australia Day!

Stick a needle in my eye

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Before Hamish (henceforth known as BH), I swore I’d never turn my blog into a place where I recounted his every move from first smile to poop stories that are humourous only to his parents. Well after 8 weeks I have come to the realisation that I need some sort of creative outlet or I [...]

Things I have learned in 5 weeks of motherhood

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

I have learned an awful lot from my son these last 5 weeks. (Still feels odd to call someone “my son”…) Unfortunately I don’t know if these learnings are transferable to another baby, if they are relevant only to boys, or specific only to Hamish: Do not trust a quiet baby on a change table. [...]

Happy Snaps

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

This past Christmas, Duncan and I made the trip back to Canada. I was there for a total of a month, and Duncan for the last 2 weeks. This was the first time that we had all been together as a family for Christmas since 2003 – even before Sam, Katy, Brooke and Autumn were [...]

Steak on a Monday?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Friday, @urbanfoodmarket tweeted that he was conducting a blind tasting of grass-fed wagyu beef at his offices. They had three cuts – scotch fillet, sirloin and rump. He asked the twitterverse what we thought the ranking of each cut was. I replied with 1. rump, 2. sirloin and 3. scotch fillet – and I was [...]

Sculpture by the Sea

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

We probably chose the next-to-worst possible day to go peak at sculpture by the sea. We went the final Saturday – on a glorious sunny day. The worst was actually the Sunday – the last and an even glorious-er day. Though we had to fight the crowds at certain narrow bits of the walk, we [...]

If you aren’t immediate family, this post will not interest you at all.

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

And even if you are immediate family, you can be forgiven in not finding this post all that interesting. Mozza Ball in 2D Mozza Ball in 3D Me Week 12 (excuse the clothes – Sunday is clean-the-house day Week 13 Week 14 – can you see the difference? I can!

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