Gravestone Rubbing

Taking a gravestone rubbing is commonly used by family history researchers for preserving a tombstone inscription. I remember doing this as a child with my primary school class at a local cemetery in Connecticut. It’s quite easy and fun and makes for a unique activity to do with kids. I did a quick search online…

Lemons

My gorgeous friend left me a text message that she had dropped a gift at my front door this morning. Two garbage bags full of lemons is what I found. This is the second time in the last 6 weeks she has been kind enough to treat me in this way. Seriously, how lucky am…

Photo Editing Fun!

My son had to reproduce a famous artwork and lay it out side by side for his art class. This was a fun project we worked on together. Originally we wanted to redo the famous dogs playing cards painting but decided it was too much of a challenge for us with our basic skills and…

Lunar Eclipse

Did you see it? It was probably the best one I have ever witnessed myself. The clear autumn sky made the viewing here in Melbs spectacular. My family and I watched from our driveway as we tried to photograph the moon in its transition.

Covid Vaccination / Lockdown 4.0

I read yesterday that Melbs was on day 160 of lockdown since the pandemic began, wow! We have not had it easy compared to the rest of Australia but as always we have been grateful for a government that actually takes the measures to enact such restrictions. I know our family is willing to do…

Lockdown Is Imminent

Melbourne is locking down again (how can it be?) Of all the cities and states in Australia, why us? Haven’t we had enough, Universe? Maybe, we are experts at it already so it’s only natural it would happen here again? At any rate, it is happening again as of midnight tonight. Seriously, who puts a…

Huntsman Spider Wasps

How have I lived in this country for 4+ years and not ever heard of spider hunting wasps before? Between stories from new friends and researching online I think I will have nightmares for days to come. Ugh, just have to shake away the heebie jeebies now. Huntsman spiders can be very large and are…

Werribee Gorge – Mother’s Day Hike

My tribe took me to Werribee Gorge for a 10k hike to celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s a very popular day hike in the Melbourne area that’s been on my list since we moved here in 2019. I’m not really sure why it’s taken us so long to get out there but I suspect 8 months…

Birthday Girl

My baby is 11 – how did that happen? Haha! We have a tradition of opening up presents birthday morning – no matter our schedule. This means we may have to crawl out of bed a bit earlier to accommodate life but we do it anyway – it’s tradition. There is no complaining or attitude…

Keeping busy

My husband is currently on his way to Wellington, New Zealand. Let me say that again, he is flying in an airplane, leaving Australia, to visit another country! Progress! We now have a travel bubble with NZ, yahoo! ✈️ My daughter wrote to Scott Morrison (Australian Prime Minister), to advocate for proper vacation time from…