Monday, August 25, 2014

Around here ...


Enjoying ... a little taste of Spring at the end of winter. Thursday, Friday and Saturday were beautifully sunny and warm for this time of year.

Congratulating ... The Little Girl on her 3rd place ribbon in the Yr 7-8 C 1500m at the GSV athletics last week (5:50). Out of the year 7's in all four races she was 4th. She also ran in the Yr 7-8 B 800m and came 6th (2:50).

Playing ... the last match of the season. Basketball for The Big Girl and soccer for The Boy. 

Registering ... The Boy for cricket in summer.

Wishing ... the school did not require iPads for little boys who have not yet developed the responsibility to use them well and avoid the many temptations put in front of them.

Packing ... well some of us, for trips to the snow this week.

Listening ... to extra music practice in preparation for an upcoming violin exam.

Anticipating ... less early mornings now that the school athletics season is finished.

Drowning ... under the massive amount of reading required this semester.

Planting ... two climbing roses outside my kitchen window.

Eating ... choc chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. Homemade by The Big and Little Girls.

Running ... after a week off with a virus I did two runs last week.

Booking ... accommodation for our road trip to central Australia next July. The only nights left to book are the first night and last night on the road back to Melbourne.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

This week's links ...

1. My winter vegetable garden is not going that well, I'm sure some kind of animal is getting in there ... next time I plant seeds I might try this trick to keep the animals off.

2. How to make a film about everyday life.

3. The Gamegal has lots of games to play, including lots of printables.

4.Yoga Hacks: How to undo the damage of a desk job. My increased work hours and very poor posture are taking their toll.

5. Why it's so hard to catch your own typos.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The soccer coach.

Those of you who are regular attenders round here will know that I adopt the twenty words format quite often, being an easy post that transfers well into our Project Life album. The meme originated with Abi and this week it's that time of the month when she hosts a linky, so now would be the perfect time to join in with your own post.


Working out player positions. It's just one part of her role as coach of her school's Junior B Soccer team.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Homegrown passionfuit


A couple of very late passionfruits were our first so we picked them while green and finally they were ready.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

This week's links ...

1. 10 Ways to Savor a Slice of Simplicity.

2. I often reuse glass jars and I currently have a whole variety of glass jars with the labels half hanging off so this homemade goo gone may be just what I need with no nasty chemicals.

3. How to Build a New Habit: Strategy Guide.

4. 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime ... I think I've read 33 of these.

5. Would I ever do more than remove the mess on the bench around the dish before photographing food? I'm not sure, but here's 5 Time-saving Tips for Food Photography if I ever do decide to produce some of my own tempting food photos.