The fifth day of Christmas

Today is a cross between a #blog12daysxmas post and one of my Daytripper posts. This morning I mentioned to some friends that I was taking pot luck for my walk today: I had half a thought of going to Bondi or Coogee and walking some of the beautiful coast track, but when I got off…

The fourth day of Christmas

Hmmm, what shall I do today? I am fortunate enough to be working at a university library and as the entire University shuts down for 2 weeks over Christmas we have this enforced holiday every year, from a few days before Christmas until the day after New Year. It costs us a few days leave,…

The second day of Christmas

On the second day of Christmas I took myself for one of my daytripper excursions, but as I’ve already written about that, I’ll do a quick review of our Christmas Day instead. We were 14 for early dinner on Christmas Day, in our little tiny house. The plan was to eat outside, sandflies notwithstanding. However,…

The first day of Christmas

So I’ve decided, a day late, to join Fiona in the Twelve Days of Christmas blogging challenge. I guess that means I need to put up 2 posts today. On the first day of Christmas I gave myself a new Pandora bracelet. I’d been promising myself one as a treat for me when all my…

Postcards galore

When my kids were little, we used to make sure we sent postcards to their grandparents whenever we went away somewhere. Even if we only went to the coast for a weekend, we would make a point of finding, buying, writing and sending a postcard if at all possible. It was a way of occupying…

A bucket list – 10 Oz books to read

A meme of sorts! Thanks to Snail for posting First Tuesday’s (2012) list of 10 Oz books to read before you die. I cynically add the 2012 as some of these books are quite recent and I imagine that if the experts revisited this list in 10 years time it may look quite different. As…

7 things to keep me busy

I’m inspired by Bookgrrl’s ‘7 things’ lists over the past week – I’ll probably stick to just one list, just today. I’m still learning to crochet, I’m not patient with crafts and if I’m struggling to get it right I tend to put it away for months at a time. Anyway, I’ve got out the…

The one word meme

I had to jump on the bandwagon. Thanks to Bookgrrl¬†and Strawberries of Integrity for bringing it to my attention. 1. Where is your mobile phone? here 2. Your hair? short 3. Your mother? Canberra. Probably. Maybe Berridale or Cooma or Jindabyne (she’s CWA and gets around!) 4. Your father? Canberra 5. Your favourite food? usually…