Mini-Mos 2015

Come on little guy

If there’s one event our little guy looks forward to, it’s the Mini-Mos; a community event organised by the local primary school that’s now in its 33rd year.  Everyone is invited to take part in either a 2km, 5km or 10km fun run with funds raised from donations and entry fees going to selected charities.  […]

Macaroni Cheese with Leeks

Macaroni Cheese with Leeks

I’m not in Bali yet but almost. Thanks for all your positive comments that the kids will be just fine.  However, because my ability to think positively is crumbling, I’ve brought in the big guns. Yes, Archie (Useless) and Arabella (the Cripple), still don’t have to share the house with a live-in watch-dog but in […]

The Zone Cross Country

Not even looking a bit tired

After a two-week delay due to all the rain that set the course under water, it was time for Alfie to compete in the Zone Cross Country. In the big lead-up he trained once a week at Little Athletics where they worked on strength, distance and speed.  Even though he only had a few training […]

The Cross Country Race

End of the second lap

In the first week back of Term II the Cross Country race was scheduled however it had to be postponed due to the very wet and soggy and slippery conditions caused by the cyclone. The alternate date of last Monday turned out to be the only day it hasn’t rained in about two weeks.  It […]

A Day at the Royal Easter Show

Carnival

My older children will be quick to tell you they had a deprived childhood because unlike other families, every Easter they weren’t taken to the Royal Easter Show. We did go once or twice but as it is often crowded and as some children like to run away, be difficult, fight with their sister, have […]

Win Tickets to the Easter Show

Animal Farm Exhibit

Sydney’s Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual event and this year, in its two-week season, is expected to attract around a million visitors. The Royal Easter Show was started by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) in 1823 and for nearly 200 years, has been the darling of Sydney’s events. RAS is a […]

Bitten by the Swimming Bug

On the edge of Sydney Harbour

So…we’ve had the school swimming carnival and the amateur swim club carnival and this week we’ve had the inter-schools’ zone swimming carnival. It was held at my most favourite pool, North Sydney Olympic Pool.  My favourite not only because I used to train there as a child, but because of its unique position on the […]

Iceberg Lettuce Salad and…Turkey Time

Iceberg lettuce salad

But it’s not really turkey time is it. Since Christmas I have had a 7.5kg (13 stone), free-range turkey in my freezer and while delighting in how I was able to purchase it at cost price, it’s actually started to annoy me because it was taking up 85% of my freezer space.  I was intending […]

SoCal, Neutral Bay

Corn chips with guacamole and salsa $12.00

Since the beginning of this year, Alfie has let us know that for his birthday he would like to go to SoCal, a Mexican restaurant with a name that is short for ‘So Californian’.  He had been there just once before when Arabella took him out for lunch one day and ever since has declared […]

The Swimming Carnival

Just won his breaststroke race

My little guy has a love/hate relationship with swimming.  The ‘love’ part is that he’s a very natural swimmer with a beautiful swimming style and he has the potential to be a very good swimmer.  The ‘hate’ part is that he’d really rather not swim. Up until yesterday, that is. The problem for Alfie is […]