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Another family day at the snow

Our first trip to the snow this winter made us hungry for more so we decided to take our children out of school for 1 day and have more icy fun. … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walk – Coogee to Clovelly

At the end of the school holidays we took a long weekend to Sydney with our 7 year old daughter and 5 year old son. We started on Friday with a … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

A family day in the snow

I come from a temperate part of coastal Australia with rainforest and where it never snows so it fills me with joy to see and play with snow. On the … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Film Review – The Lunchbox – 4 Stars

After reading a glowing review of the film The Lunchbox on Saturday, my husband and I were lucky to have his parents staying with us and they promptly offered to … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book review – The Piano Tuner – 4 stars

I try not to buy books except a couple of times a year at 2nd hand book fairs (in line with our strategic consumption manifesto and because like this blogger … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review – My Brilliant Career – 4 Stars

The protagonist (Sybylla) of My Brilliant Career by (Stella) Miles Franklin is complex. She is intensely sensitive about her looks (with scenes reminiscent of Anne of Green Gables, although Franklin’s … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Book Review – Nights at the Circus – 4 1/2 Stars

I have spent many pleasant hours over the past week enthralled by Angela Carter’s novel Nights at the Circus (published in 1984). Carter created some very interesting characters with complex and fallible … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 2 Comments