Thursday, 26 February 2009

Five minutes' peace

I should be banned from having a blog until I can get myself organised. I have all these pictures on my computer and all these stories in my head, and I just can't find the time and the space and the peace to sit and put it together.

Sitting still, relaxing, unwinding – those things are not in my repertoire these days. Kickbaby, on the other hand...


Monday, 16 February 2009


When I lived in Vancouver, one of the things that surprised and delighted me most was the spring – with its real spring flowers. After growing up in Brisbane where the main seasonal changes seemed to be handled by jasmine (in October) and Mayflowers (in, uh, September), it was a complete novelty to see daffodils and tulips springing out of the ground everywhere.

They don't spring out of the ground down here, and I doubt they'd thank me for leaving them out in the Mississippi heat. Instead, I buy them in pots and treat them gently in the house... and today I took them outside to have a look at the sun.

Saturday, 14 February 2009


Berry loves making cards too. These are the many suns and flowers she drew for Valentine's Day.

Also, some eyes and mouths without faces. But we'll skim over those, since they don't quite fit the Valentiney theme. Who knows what happens in the minds of three-year-olds....

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Say what?

You might think this is called a merry-go-round, but you'd be wrong. This is called "American-round".

Berry takes patriotism to places you never even thought of.


Thursday, 5 February 2009

Random Retro Photo: Seattle '06

We were in Banana Republic in downtown Seattle when Berry discovered someone absolutely fascinating in the mirror.


Monday, 2 February 2009

Happy Australia Day!

Australia Day was actually on January 26th, so the week-long delay neatly demonstrates how organised I am at the moment. I'm flat out with custom work, and the children keep needing to be cleaned and dressed and amused and fed six times a day, no matter how often I tell them that when I was a girl, we did without all that. Photographic evidence will back me up later. But for now, you'll have to excuse me while I go fold three weeks' worth of laundry, calculate last month's state taxes and clean all the pink ink off the press.

{ps: sadly, it is not snowing here... I took this photo in Leavenworth, Washington, on a January evening in 2006}