Summer Retrospective – birthdays, beaches, green thumbs and too much leg.

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.

Shocking savage seagulls of Sydney the sequel: Mothers’ Day – away with the birds

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

Edited highlights: Spring flowers, food and boys in the wild

Lately I've been enjoying so many colourful blooms in Canberra and that doesn't even include Floriade, the National Capital's annual flower festival. Now that the cold of Winter has passed, let's look back at some Spring highlights... I noticed a neighbour planting bulbs a few months ago and look what happened! Spider Boy and I … Continue reading Edited highlights: Spring flowers, food and boys in the wild

Edited highlights: Autumn colours, freakshakes and disco

As Winter marches on new ideas are brewing in my head about the direction of The Alexcellent Life and ideas for entirely different blogs are taking shape. In the meantime, while I'm plotting and planning, I want to share some highlights from previous weeks. We have been doing so much since we moved to Canberra, along … Continue reading Edited highlights: Autumn colours, freakshakes and disco