I don't mind Summer but I'm always ready to say goodbye to it and move onto the next season. It's the end of February 2020, we're two months into the new decade and it's been a disaster-filled start for many - fires, floods and there's the Corona virus threatening to emerge as a pandemic, and … Continue reading Cruel Summer (but there was still some fun to be had)
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.
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.
Several weeks ago Spider Boy and I went back to Sydney for nearly a whole week. It was the longest we'd stayed there since we moved back to Canberra in January. While it was great to see family and friends, I was still haunted by more stuff that needed packing. I still have stuff at … Continue reading Sydney visit and my problem with “stuff”
As a Bondi-girl I was sceptical about Canberra at first, but gradually over time, I realised I had become...Canberrafied.
Here it is January 2 and I'm only just getting to my New Year's Eve recap. Wow, that must have been some party. No. I hung up my New Year's Eve party shoes years ago. It was a quiet but lovely evening. Yesterday I was in a decluttering frame of mind - I'm moving soon. … Continue reading New Year’s Eve 2015
Well, it's Christmas Eve, and as usual, I STILL have a to-do list the size of my arm. Every year I tell myself I will start doing things in November or at least from December 1, but it NEVER happens. I still find myself rushing around at the last minute (well, the last 48 hours, … Continue reading Feeling the Christmas spirit while shopping at the last minute
So here we are nearly at the end of November. I feel like I am hurtling towards the end of the year, exemplified by having Halloween and Christmas decorations in one post. Here's some edited highlights. Spider Boy decided to be a vampire for Halloween, which was easy as we already had a Harry Potter … Continue reading Edited highlights: Stolen sculptures, Mexican donuts and my mini vampire
Last Sunday night, I didn't watch news reports about the Paris attacks. I watched Mary: The Making of a Princess, along with 928,999 other metro viewers. Apparently the biopic won its timeslot, outrating both Seven and Nine's special news bulletins. Media commentator/advertising guru Dee Madigan tweeted on Monday that there are 929,000 people who need … Continue reading Princess Mary and Me
There have been many offline goings-on at Alexcellent Lifestyle headquarters lately, but it is now time to sit down with my cup of instant coffee and share some of the events of the past month. There's an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art at the moment which I took Spider Boy and his friend … Continue reading Fun, free kids entertainment.