Well we're about to hit day 2, week 2 of Term 2, and I can't believe we're nearly in the middle of 2019. George was not excited about school starting last week, still being in "holiday mode" he said, the night before. I was still in holiday mode too last Monday morning but now back … Continue reading Easter holidays 2019: trains, buses, taxis and crowds.
What to do in the school holidays on a day off from work? The 11-year-old son formerly known as Spider Boy was annoyed that he had to go to Vacation Care the next day, so I told him we could do whatever he wanted (within reason) today. He declined offers of ice-skating and movies; top … Continue reading Vampire skin and raspberry meringues
Hello! Well we're well into nearly at the end of March now and that means we're well overdue for the Alexcellent Summer Retrospective. But hey, this is Canberra in March, therefore still hot, and it still feels like summer to me. There's also the second-half of last year retrospective that I really need to get to, … Continue reading Summer Retrospective – birthdays, beaches, green thumbs and too much leg.
Sex and the City (SATC) turned 20 last month. Yes, I'm late to celebrate the party because, life (and the city). But I wanted to acknowledge the milestone with a blog post, as it's been one of my favourite TV shows over the years and I feel compelled to share some pearls of wisdom from … Continue reading Sex and the City: Dated, or does it still have something to teach us about dating? 29 lessons from SATC
How is it already nearly the middle of 2018! It is already the third day of Winter as I write this, a Sunday morning, and outside my window I see clear blue sky with an overlay of bare dark branches wearing a skirt of sparse golden leaves. They are losing their battle to cling on, … Continue reading Autumn highlights
Well "the wedding" of last weekend is over, but the honeymoon certainly isn't. Many I've spoken to still admit to being in a post-wedding glow, and admittedly, I'm having trouble letting go of the occasion this week. I didn't think I would get as enthusiastic as I did about the marriage of the sixth … Continue reading Crockery, cake and Cartier: a very royal wedding weekend
Imagine the title of this post being spoken in the kind of voice typically heard in a horror movie trailer. Maybe with some chilling, high-pitched, psycho violins reminiscent of stabbing. But we'll get to the seagulls later. Mothers' Day 2018 in Canberra was pretty low key which is just how I wanted it: a chance … Continue reading Shocking savage seagulls of Sydney the sequel: Mothers’ Day – away with the birds
While I was thinking about blogging, but not blogging, here's the summer life we were living in Summer 2017/18. Click on the pics to read the captions.
Do you know that slightly trepidatious feeling you may sometimes get when you're about to see someone you haven't seen for a long time? Would you recognise each other? Would it be awkward? I feel like that after returning from a six-month blogging absence. While I have presented as absent online, I haven't been absent … Continue reading Where have I been? Where am I going?
As an 80s teen and someone who saw Back to the Future three times when it was first released, AT THE CINEMA, I knew Canberra's new 80s-themed bar, 88mph, had my name all over it. I couldn't wait to go Back in time! (thank you Huey Lewis and the News). This new venture by owners … Continue reading Cocktails and dreams: back to the 80s at 88mph