The in-laws dropped in last week on their grey nomadic migration north for winter so I haven’t been around the house much lately. Grand dad (the emperor penguin) waddled around the back yard honking something about an edge trimmer for a while, but it was great that he got to see Reuben now he’s walking […]
I recently heard a story about a little girl telling a little boy all about banking. “Youve never played banking? It’s easy” she said. First you give me your ball and I charge you every time you want to play with the ball. I’ll also charge you if you want to give the ball to […]
There should be a public holiday just for single parents I reckon, in fact give em a whole weekend! I remember (in my naive days of non parental ignorant bliss) wondering why my mates missus was whinging so much about being to tired to do the vacuuming or go for a walk while he was […]
Its all systems go around the lounge room race circuit these days. Reuben learnt to crawl just before we left for the N.T. By the time we got to Kakadu he was wrangling every stick, leaf and nut within a five meter radius of the campervan. Were home now wrapped securely in the safety of […]
Last time I blogged, Sally, Reuben, Burt the dog and I were contemplating (with some trepidation) moving back to the Goldie. After six weeks bunking down with the in-laws, fondly referred to after a few weeks as “the squatters” they finally packed up the caravan, repeated instructions for starting the whipper snipper for the sixth […]
Last week Sally and I packed up our little house in the hills behind Byron Bay, put the dog and kid in the car and moved back to our home town, “The Goldie”. We’ve decided to rent out our house and will be looking after Sal’s dad’s place for a couple of years while he […]
Have you ever thought about the selfishness of compassion. The concept that giving and compassion, can not only help others but it can also help you feel happy within yourself. So it’s a win-win situation really, isn’t it? You not only help others but you also get rewarded yourself, in happiness. Sally bought Reuben one […]
There’s a lot of singing going on at my place these days. It reminds me of the song about Phineas Gage and his accidental frontal lobotomy. Phineas built rail roads back in 1848. While drilling and blasting on a fine September day Gage got distracted and looked away. His tamping iron slipped down the hole […]
Took the Toro for its first run the other day. It’s a Micra Lite with a Toro chassis to be precise. Lightweight Ally frame, pneumatic tyres, flip out sun visor, I could go on, but I’ll stop at extremely manoeuvrable. Jim and Sarah gave it to us when Sal was pregnant and it sat in […]
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