Lockdown #5 – Melbs

Today is day 1 of of our fifth lockdown here in Melbourne. We are just rolling with it, realising it really will be our new normal. We have done it before, we are clear in what we need to do now feeling very professional in lockdown mannerisms and we will continue to have these randomly…

Bendigo

We needed a day out of town after having cancelled our winter holiday. A friend mentioned to me that she was just in Bendigo for the Mary Quant exhibit. “No way!”, I said – I had literally just watched a show called Secrets of the Museum about the V&A preparing for this exhibit just a…

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…

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…

Spontaneity In Bristol

**I wrote this after visiting Bristol in September 2016. I’ve just come across it now and thought I’d share our experience – we had such a fun day out! We took the train from Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads, around a 90-minute journey, on a rainy Saturday morning. We had no agenda and decided that the day was…

Autumn in Melbourne

Today we went to our local IMAX theatre to watch the Great Barrier Reef movie with our homeschooling group followed by some park play time outside the Melbourne Museum. The movie was great – there was so much beauty to draw us in, some information about the bad stuff happening (coral bleaching and sea turtles…

March 2021 Goings On

I’ve been to the hospital twice this week. Once for my J who fell at school and we thought he might have a wrist fracture. Thank goodness, the scans came back negative and the doc’s say it’s just a soft tissue injury. The second visit was for my girls who have head colds and we…

Victoria State Youth Bouldering Comp

Over the last weekend my kids competed in our local state bouldering climbing competition. It was held in a boulder jam format – the kids have 7 climbs to complete, over the course of two hours, with as many attempts as they needed to try to top. It was really fun for everyone to be…