Nine Year Old and a Book Update

Today is Pud's ninth birthday* and we celebrated with family yesterday as today is a school day - although, excitement of all excitements...cross country was cancelled today due to rain...a welcome birthday gift from...

Easter Gifts Part One (and special offer)

I have a small obsession with Bed, Bath and Table Easter 'stuff' #notsponsored #justhaveissues. Every year I tell myself that I will not purchase more, and every year I purchase more. I seem unable...

Review of ‘The Patchwork Bike’

When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That’s when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch,...

Back to School Supplies

Hyperlinks take you to stores for online or offline sales.  The year both my children started in kindy/school, I invested in those Tupperware lunchboxes that everyone raves about (I'm not a Tupperware girl...just not okay)....

School Pencilcase Loot

Tell me I am not the only person who gifts their children items for Christmas which *technically* are also part of the 'back-to-school' shop! Every year I get personalised labels, water bottles, bag tags,...

‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’: Printables and Craft

‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’ celebrates the wonder of cake and the magic of friends to solve most of the worries of the world; it is pure creamy, sugary delight and you can read...

Gifts That Give Life, Hope and Opportunity…

...gifts that meet needs not wants. Gifts that tread lightly on the earth. TEAR Australia was established in 1971, and I first came across them in the late 90s. If you've been reading my blog...

Tis the Season to Dance

I've talked here a few times now about how my girls don't do dance, but how we love going to the ballet and theatre - highlights this year have been 'The Peasant Prince' and...

WIN! ‘The Snail and the Whale’ @ QPAC

QPAC in Association with Tall Stories Theatre Company  presents... The Snail and the Whale I know they are best known for ‘The Gruffalo’, but my favourite Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler book has always been ‘The Snail and the...

Teacher Gifts

I always end the year with a gift for the teacher and teacher aid and also start the year with a gift because...well...if you'd met my children in real life, as opposed to online IN STILL...