Holiday activities

We decided we should do something over the weekend that was a real “family activity”, so we went out to Penrith to visit the Museum of Fire. A good day was had by all… I didn’t think it would be much of anything, but there was some good stuff, and Will and Alex had a ...

Good day

Family barbecue… we head to my parent’s place for a barbie, probably one of the last we’ll manage for the warmer season. It’s always a good day for the kids, where they get to run around a lot and generally have a good time. Or in Will’s case, demand to watch movies on a whole ...

Boxing Day

There’s a lot of stories about what Boxing Day is supposed to be, but in my time it’s just a day of rest — relaxation, fun, family time. We’re at Nelson Bay now, and today we started really early. Will and Alex both act a little wacky at first; probably something about the different routine ...

The season for parties

A week from Christmas, and naturally there are parties everywhere. I went to my work’s Christmas party yesterday afternoon, and that was a fine occcasion. Can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but it was right down on the water, next door to McMahon’s Point ferry wharf on Sydney Harbour. A gorgeours view, straight on ...

In which we go to the markets

Getting fruit and vegetables from Paddys Markets in Flemington is such a great idea. I recommend it to everyone. If only you just didn’t have to go there. It’s tough to drive into, the parking is always psycho, and the place it self — it’s packed full of people, busy, dangerous or feels like it… ...

Wonderful day

Really great day at home today. Was feeling a bit ill from last night, so was able to get up fairly late (9am, ha!), quiet morning, getting back into it. Actually got a good amount of writing done today, which is a change for the weekend, but by the end of the day, probably not ...

Smart new living in an old way

The whole family went to Flemington today, for I think the third time, to the Paddy’s Food Markets. Until recently, it was something I’d never done before, but already it seems like such a smart thing, that is easy, new, but old at the same time. For most people, food is something you get from ...

Oil and lying

This is getting ridiculous. I mean, would they prefer Rudd to just lie and say that everything will be all right and he can just fix it all (as Howard did, I guess) ? I mean, it doesn’t sound like the greatest answer in the world to admit you’ve done all you can do and ...

Gingery goodness

Made ginger beer again tonight — from about 10.30pm till midnight. An odd time to do it, but it’s a process that’s getting easier. With our perfected recipe, cleaning gear, and especially the magnificent Italian mechanical hand capper to cap the glass bottles, the whole process is getting quicker and quicker. And it’s making a ...
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