Review: Ratatouille or Cooking is fun for everyone

Finally watching Ratatouille tonight, probably the last chance I had to watch anything up for Oscars before Monday. And it was as good as I expected, sometimes better, but really a unique film. I think that one of the most amazing things about Pixar overall is the way they’re able to make every single movie ...

Sleepy time

It’s an odd situation when both parents in a house want to go to be, and the three-year-old doesn’t … This is what happens when Will puts himself to bed at 5pm, then wakes up at 10pm when his brother is ill. You get two grumpy kids, one sick, one tired … But Will cheers ...

Things I know today:

It can still be dark in the morning in the middle of summer. A mobile phone just isn’t good enough anymore as an alarm (where’s my Chumby!) A three-year-old will usually tell you he hates things even when he doesn’t, especially first thing in the morning. My salary isn’t going far enough, at least based ...

Google brings back the youthful fun

Had to smile at the Google home page today — brought back a lot of childhood memories, and some more recent ones as well: Apparently it’s the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lego, probably my favourite childhood toy (and something increasingly popular among adults, so I keep wanting to try some again :)) Of ...

Someone told me this was a public holiday …

Australia Day today, where we’re all supposed to wave flags and say “yay!” or something like that. Wanted to keep a lowish profile, but instead the misses had us all up early and off the Paddy’s Markets and Flemington. This was about what I thought it would be sadly … crowded, busy and crazy. I ...

I was really working, honestly …

Spent much of the day working from home today, which despite the impression that most people have, really is actually working. I mean, if your work is usually about sitting in a centralised office, using a computer, especially when it’s all Internet-based stuff, then you can work from home too. Of course, while I’m glad ...

Off for a couple of days

Heading out of the office within the hour for a two day work trip. Nothing that special, in as much as every person in the company is going with me, but it should be fun. I’ve never worked for a company that did something like this on a regular basis for everyone, so that’s good, ...

Hooray for …

My son Will (age 3 and a half) started back at his one day a week kindergarten yesterday after the Christmas break, and since I take him and his brother Alex there each morning, I was keen to see how he’d take it. For some reason, since he started at this new one after we ...
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