Well that’s what my grandfather used to call the first aid kit. According to other family members that is. My only childhood memory of my paternal grandfather’s words was “Shhhhhhhh!” No matter. It is the last quarter of the moon and you know that is the best time to clean up, throw out things,… Read More CUTS, COLDS AND SORE HOLES
It is mid school year vacation for 2018 and day three of the kids’ holidays. Just got their Semester 1 report cards and it brought me to tears. Last weekend was a public holiday long weekend which kicked the school vacation off to an off the deep end 25/7 child care marathon. Fighting the noisy… Read More Hell Kids are great!
A funny thing happened last night. You know when you hit a wall, procrastination sets in or you get to the top of the mountain and don’t know what do up there. When you have talked the talk. Then the only thing to do is to walk the walk. When both your sons come home… Read More WHEN THE BOOK COMES OUT
Kitsch Crazy Cakes. If they had online ordering, Pack-Man would forward everyone the web-link. Maybe they would have one later. For now it would be an open secret in a private war on waste. One of the Mothers at school had started a small home enterprise making cakes. Well banana bread, muffins and delicious seed… Read More PACK-MAN JOINS THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Well the kids are home from school for a three day long weekend for Australia Day (January 26th) and it is raining too much to visit our boat in the marina. Everyone was fed dinner early almost as soon as they got home from school or day care in Charlie’s case. Stayatworkfatherofthree was in the… Read More Hijacked at almost 3 feet
Late November 2017 and Stayathomemotheroffour had already made it to Thailand with Charlie, while I was left on the island with Alpha and Bravo. The Bali volcano was seriously toying with our ability to make it to Thailand once school term finished. The boys and I were busy washing clothes and sheets, getting the… Read More Dragons, Volcanos & Dinosaurs
You may recall last year we first wanted to move to the island. Tick!!!!! Now 10 months later we have finally purchased our first boat and so proud our son Alpha and Stayathomemotheroffour were the first of our family to take it for a test sail before we paid. Stayatworkfatherofthree was left on shore to… Read More MISSION 2 ACCOMPLISHED
Last weekend we stayed at Grandma’s and hung some swings and climbing ropes in her trees and it all went down a treat. So this week, on the last day of mid year school vacation, we put some up in the trees at our island home (see photo). The hack being using rope and U-bolts… Read More NATURE HACK – good old fashioned tree swings