Domino Rail Trail

We took one daughter and a dog by car, an hour outside of Melbourne, to hike in the forest. The path was an easy, flat track that followed an old railway line running between Trentham and Lyonville. I find two things to be true each time I set out on an adventure outside of the…

Creative Experience Gifts Are The Best!

My kids totally surprised me on my last birthday with a present I was so not expecting from them. They went to one of the shopping mall kiosks and had a funny photo of myself and Stephen made into a 4,000 piece Lego brick photo. They know I love puzzles and experiences and they managed…

10 Day Travel Challenge / Day 10

Hey everyone! This is the Travel Challenge! I was invited by winteroseca to post one of my favourite travel pictures a day for ten days! (Thank you for the nomination!) So, the rules are to post 10 travel pictures for 10 days and do 10 nominations. Many of you are already busy with the challenges, tags, or…

Dog Days Of Summer

We’ve been watching a lot of funny animal videos on YouTube lately. I’m not usually amused so easily but how can you not smile while watching something so cute, especially when they do something ridiculous? As our dog, Jack, tried to grab his tennis ball through the trampoline today it dawned on me this was…

Punting On The Lake

The kids and I (mostly I) decided we needed an outing today. Not having seen a lot of the city we now call home leaves us with plenty to do during these lazy days of summer. Although I know how captivating iPads, the X-box and reading books are to my little people, I also believe…

Bathroom Messages

We’ve been using “Who Gives A Crap” for the last year or so and love this company. We receive regular shipments of their toilet tissue, tissues, and kitchen towels, which as an aside was a godsend during the COVID lockdown. The toilet paper is the best and the one we usually purchase is their bamboo…

Ofrenda for Dia de Muertos

An ofrenda is a home altar with a collection of objects (photos, belongings and gifts) during the annual and traditionally Mexican Día de Muertos celebration. An ofrenda, which may be quite large and elaborate, is usually created for an individual person who has died and is intended to welcome them to the altar setting. After watching The Book of Life,…

My Prankster

Each of us is so unique in our personality and demeanour. How is it that we come from the same parents and have many shared experiences but end up being so very different? It’s interesting to note. My three are so alike but then also have many distinctive traits all their own. There is one…