Music of our lives – a countdown post

I thought I’d go looking for the songs that were topping the Australian charts in the Christmas week for each of the years my 3 kids were born. What were my babies listening to over their first Christmas? It’s actually not as easy to find this out as I thought it would be – finally…

And so this is Christmas – a countdown post

A couple of years ago I put together a virtual Advent calendar on this blog – mainly as  way of bringing something new to my sons each day in December in the absence of the (previously) traditional chocolate countdown. Suddenly it’s December again and already 3 days in – but I thought I’d have another…

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…

Food, glorious food

Christmas Day here was always going to be pretty quiet.  This year, it was the kids’ turn to spend Christmas Day at their dad’s – so we have just deferred everything to Boxing Day and treated Christmas Day as an extra day off.  I was determined that this year, I wouldn’t waste the day moping…