Sunday, August 31, 2014

This is my suburb: a primary school fete

Blue skies. Face painting. Fruit kebabs with marshmellows. Music. Glitter. Rainbows and flowers. Such a lovely way to say goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring.

This is my suburb series

Monday, August 25, 2014


Ten days after Oscar turned 4, Iris, our youngest, turned 1. We held a small family filled party - where, like her brother, she was showered with gifts*. We ate pulled pork followed by passionfruit covered buttercake and listened to 'let it go' one too many times on youtube.

To me, it feels as though Iris is growing up faster than her siblings and is far more independent. She walks and she talks and she climbs anything and everything. She is already fussy about her food and protective of certain toys. She adores her siblings, who in turn dote on her. She fights naps with all her might. She loves swimming, laughing, bathtime, balls, climbing stairs, standing on tabletops (little daredevil), greek yoghurt, blueberries, breastfeeding and hide and seek. Although not necessarily in that order. She is just perfect.

Happy birthday little Iris.

* (although, not from Rodge and me, we'll be more organised next year, Iris, we promise)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In our backyard

We have the first successful broccolis emerging and a lovely crop of coriander but little else. I have two laundry tubs waiting to be filled with herbs, a narrow empty garden bed (which I have no idea what to do with) and some irises in plastic pots.

I'm in need of some inspiration.

What are your favourite herbs to grow? What wonderful edible plant should I put in next?

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Because, you know, Oscar turned four. Which called for two family filled parties (but only one and a half cakes). And far too much spoiling. Now, I think I need to go to bed to recover.

ps I liked this list - not that it was followed for Osc!