Sunday, June 24, 2012


Some days just sparkle, don't they? Today was one of those days. Beautiful weather always helps create a sparkly day. Add happy, well-behaved kids to the mix and I reckon you're about there! We didn't really go anywhere too far today. I was supposed to do a 5K fun run, but snot and a head cold got in the way. I didn't feel much like running... There was lovely news this week that there had been seals (!) sighted (twice) in our river. Seals! (I love seals.) And also a two-metre shark. Such good pointers to our poor, beleaguered urban river gaining a bit of its health back. After much scanning of the water we gave up on spotting seals, but we'll be keep our eyes peeled on all walks by the river from now on...!

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Another long while between posts. I wish I could get to this space more often, but realistically it probably is going to continue to be neglected while work and kids and everything else keep on demanding my attention. Anyway. Flus and colds and various minor ailments aside, the usual shenanigans have been going on. Oh, and we had nits in the house. Yes, that was a delightful discovery... The heater caught fire the other night. That was good entertainment. Not. Thankfully nothing or no-one was hurt. The vacuum cleaner has also died - it's expensive enough to know better! I swear appliances go out in sympathy with each other. This week also brought about news that 1900 jobs are going to be axed at Shaun's place of work. Great. We wait... I have a ticket in next week's $30 million lottery. Because, gee, we could really use a spot of good fortune...!