Sunday, April 27, 2008

Good Weekend

TG and I have had a good weekend... (and it's about time!!!)

We put her new birthday doona cover on TG's bed...

Tested out some faerie wings...

Had fun at a 4th birthday party....

And enjoyed a wonderful (and fun) visit from TD&H... as you can see the tower goes "all the way to the roof!" Oh the benefits to being tall.... :p

xx J.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


I know, I know... I have left you alone for a whole week!!!

Bad Blogger!.... :)

Thought I would drop in with a couple of photos of my completed sock... The second one is about 5 cm in...


xx J.

Friday, April 11, 2008

CBCA awards

Well, it's that time of year again when I go crazy trying to read all the books on the Childrens' Book Council of Australia awards shortlist in order to disagree with the judges when the winner is announced on the 15th of August. The Older readers list is as follows:

For once I have not actually read ANY of the shortlisted books so that is interesting in itself. Normally I have read at least two on the older readers list and sometimes more.

So I am starting with Pharaoh: the boy who conquered the Nile by Jackie French (yes, that is the same woman who used to be on Burke's Backyard!) and so far it is ok. Nothing earth-shattering though.

I am quite miffed that Joel and Cat set the story straight is not on the list - but at least it has been made a notable.

Anyway, in other news...
  • I am still not 100% - am awaiting results to see where we go from here. I am hoping that it is jsut the minor infection they think it is rather than something chronic.
  • TG has had her 4th birthday - time has just FLOWN! Photos here.
  • School has started again - it has only been a week and reality has already hit us like a Mac Truck! Only 11 weeks to go!!! :)
xx J.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Home again!

Well, here I am after 2 weeks of travelling. And am so very tired. :)

Aren't you supposed to relax and recharge on holiday??

It wasn't helped by getting sick with some sort of bug in the middle of it all (and still having it now!). But I still had a good time away and I will put up some pics sometime soon (just as soon as I can find the connection from my new camera!!!)

Work tomorrow (if I am well enough!) Wish me luck!!

xx J.