29 October, 2015

Thursday Thanks

  • Feeling great!
  • Fun family times at home.
  • Improvements in reading.
  • Salad days!
  • Success with no soft drink still.  lol

26 October, 2015

Drum Roll Please...

Last square is done!  Phew!  Really like this one even though it didn't turn out as I planned...  colour order evolved really & well, it is what it is now...  But it was a nice square to ended the crochet-along.


25 October, 2015


A  portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

BJ - A beaut day for a scoot.
DJ - if you play with water, of course it is going to end up on top of a person!  

23 October, 2015

Home Stretch

Some more squares done on these odd spring days...  Hot, cold, sunshine, windy, warm.  Typical of spring of course...  

Dizzy Square

22 October, 2015

Thursday Thanks


  • A better than expected return to school.
  • Great fun family times during the holidays.
  • Creating memories.
  • Safety in our homes from terror.
  • Shops we can just go to & buy all the food we could ever possibly need & more!
  • Enjoyable times back at swimming.
  • Reconnecting with old friends.


19 October, 2015

More Blues

Some more crochet squares I have got done in recent weeks.  On the end of the crochet along & getting caught up.  

Victorian Dream Square.

18 October, 2015


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

BJ - Focused on a favourite show...
DJ - so laid back this kid...  

11 October, 2015


BJ  - patiently learning the art of knitting.  Quite good actually & concentrated so well.  
DJ - a family game of basketball that consists of grabbing it & running as fast as you can...  

linking with the 52 project.

09 October, 2015

Thursday Thanks

  • Great weather.
  • Great holiday days.
  • Safe returns from travel for family members.
  • Cupboard full of food that we take so much for granted.
  • Boys that would eat fruit all day.
  • Games time.  
  • Family time that is so special, even if it just means sitting 3 in a chair for a whole movie.  


07 October, 2015


Holidays all over the place!  But usually at places with a slide!  Funny how that happens!

05 October, 2015

Simply Satisfying

I love the school holidays & to make them enjoyable they don't need to be fancy.  Today was action packed really but simple & relaxed fun that just came about randomly really.

A play at the park nearby & probably the last time we will see the Big Egg that is set for removal soon according to the sign on it.  Those play things from long ago are nearly all extinct now.  This one & another one (which I won't be sad to see go as it is useless) will be about the last of the 70/80's play stuff in our parks.  

Keep looking at recipes for simple things that should be pretty good for kids & easy to make etc etc... you know the type of thing you see?  lol  Best intentions & all.  On the way home from the park we decided  we would try a couple.  DJ was on the Choc Sultana & Oat slice.  

BJ was on the Lemon Slice.  

Which of course meant afternoon tea out on the deck.  

As expected, DJ loved both, BJ didn't like the oat one.  I did use caramel chips instead of milk chocolate as someone had demolished the bag of cooking choc bits that were in the cupboard.  (& not a kid!)

Some play time outside after on the trampoline & then I suggested dinosaurs in mud.  Well that was a hit.  Nearly an hour of play that looked like this with lizards, dinos & crocodiles.  

Best fun ever followed by a bath that was waiting when they decided they had had enough.  Was late afternoon by then anyway.   Certainly a full day.

04 October, 2015


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

BJ - getting more daring about trying new things.
DJ - depending on what it is, he is usually pretty daring, but still bounces small.

linking to the project.

03 October, 2015

Footy Creations

Surprisingly I did get to watch some of the footy grand final.  But I don't sit & do nothing either.  Made these dish clothes in that time.  A charity donation for a friend to give to the fair she is involved with.  Will try to do a few more yet.  This is a Mission Falls cotton that was gifted to me for charity use so it's nice to get some out of the way.  I think it will last a couple of years yet!  There is rather a lot.

02 October, 2015

Teacher Gifts

To gift or not to gift, that is the question...

I really like this Thermal Lace Cowl.  Was a nice knit.  Used up the other half of the skein that was left from some socks.  Lovely yarn is the Cascade Heritage Paints.  This has a little bit of shifting colour in it.  Quite subtle for a teacher who doesn't really wear much colour.  I think it will be alright.  Hard to know.  But for lack of other interesting ideas for teacher gifts I do think this is a little different & using my craft talent.  At least the teacher won't get another one the same.   lol

01 October, 2015

Thursday Thanks

  • Catch up with old friends.
  • Spur of the moment activities.
  • Easy holiday routines.
  • Boys that are happy with the simple things.
  • Family games together.
  • Basic but efficient meal planning.
  • Very little food waste.
  • Hand-me-downs - giving & getting...