Welcome Lucy Claire

lucy melissa

In the past six months I’ve drafted dozens of posts here but haven’t managed to publish any of them. This one though, I will hit publish on! At 3:05 pm on the 18th of June, our little girl Lucy Claire was born. She was 3.580kg (7lb 14oz) and 51cm long. Five days overdue, Lucy kept […]

Another rest day: December Down Under Day 8

edward smiles

Phill, Emily and Edward headed to church this morning leaving me at home to rest (and not share the bugs with 300 other people at church!). Emily practised for her part in Family Service next weekend. Today I spent the whole of the day in bed and we called a Doctor to just check I […]

Cards, Carrie and Nurses: December Down Under Day 4

emily dancing boots

Today we set to work on our Christmas cards. Usually, I have them all posted by this time of year. But, as you can read here, November didn’t exactly go according to plan. Emily, Edward and I played with the paper, punches and stick on gems and pearls and managed to finish about 20 cards […]

Quiet Day: December Down Under Day 3

emily in bed reading

Another mild day in Perth, I thought I was supposed to be summer, but I won’t complain. After an early start with Edward and then Phill leaving on a trip to site we had a nice quiet day. Today we did the washing and tried to spend a little bit of time outside while it […]

A false start: December 1


So this year I got my dates wrong. For some reason I had it stuck in my head that Saturday was December 1. Phill was wondering why I wanted him to get the tree down early, but he didn’t mention it. As we drove home from Christmas shopping I heard an add for uni admissions […]

Still going #30lists

30 days of lists was interrupted by… a wonderful family holiday! So I’m adding the end of my lists as a part of Layout a Day this October Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Edward at 18 months


You can point to all the body parts and when you hit my nose with your head you pointed to your nose in sympathy… I hope! Makes a fishy sound, elephant, dog and more! Your words include Mum, Dad, teddy, shoes, socks You love to squint to prepare for the bright camera flash You like […]

#30lists junk drawer, or lack thereof

junk drawer

So we don’t have a junk drawer, so I listed our mess ‘hot spots’ in our home

#30lists Weekend essentials


We like getting things done around the house, but weren’t prepared for a sick girl, mildew outbreak in our wardrobe (goodbye to several hats and most of my shoes!)

#30lists Bad Habits


I’m not really sure about this one. I am sure I do a lot of bad things, but are they habits… not sure. Anyway here’s a few for me to work on.

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