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.
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
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.
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
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
Moving to Canberra means that we've been able to host visitors from Sydney. In the past month we've had Lulu and Señorita Margarita to stay (on separate weekends). It's been wonderful just hanging out with them at home but also showing them just a little bit of what Canberra has to offer. As my sister is … Continue reading Sydney visitors
Canberra is gaining a reputation of being a "cool capital", in the hipster sense. But let us not forget that it is actually very cool in a meteorological sense. Time has done it's old trick of running through my fingertips before I can absorb the moments, and I can't believe Winter is nearly over. A … Continue reading Let it snow: winter magic in Canberra
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
On Monday I worked from home as Spider Boy had a cold. It was also time for his plaster to come off. Once we got home from the medical centre, I noticed for the first time that the branches on the trees outside our window are bare. I don't know how long they've been that … Continue reading Edited highlights: bare trees and summer memories