Back to school, 2022 style

Getting a supply of rapid antigen tests is part of back to school year prep now, along with the textbooks, stationery, lunch boxes, haircuts, and uniforms – oh and masks. In New South Wales students need twice-weekly COVID tests and term 1 starts on Monday. I picked up our family’s allocation of 16 from the…

Comfort and joy

Our kids hauled the Christmas out of its box and dressed it up last weekend, and it makes me feel happy every time I look at it. It’s been a good year, but a long one. The next few weeks are looking pretty packed and I’m keeping up with my November and December rule of…

Hello November

Just like that, my favourite month was gone in a flash! Never mind, November always starts on a high note with the feasts of All Saints and all Souls. If I can try to hold onto the vibe of these two days I can do no better, really. Every year there are a few more…

Livestreamed Mass and cinnamon rolls

Just a quick lockdown weekend update – Saturday saw the usual house chores, grocery shopping and a neighbourhood walk and ended with watching some Netflix. I woke early on Sunday and got an hour’s work done on a book I’m putting together before taking our eldest for a short driving lesson in a car park…