An impromptu date and a new friend

Last Friday night my husband and I turned up to a school function – that didn’t exist. The school gates were closed, the place was in relative darkness, and no one was around. That’s because it was meant to be this Friday, not last. My bad, I think. But whichever one of us was at…

Monday snippets

I’m on the tail end of the flu and a bit tired tonight, so these are just some snippets from the past little bit: On the weekend we attended a family bush dance put on at our kids’ school. It was fun and beautifully organised with lots of fun stuff to do, but I was sick…

Ups and downs of a hand-me-down lifestyle

Last week the kids found this vintage scooter put out by someone in our street for rubbish collection. It needs new tyres before they can ride it but it’s got some funky details eg. a little mirror and horn on the handlebars, a tyre pump, and a cute satchel on the rear. If anyone has…

Weekend fun including pie, friends and the zoo

This beef and Guinness pie and a couple of good cheeses and tiramisu; this was our impromptu plan for dinner last Saturday night. We asked another family over and happily, they were free. I always feel defiant about entertaining at this time of year because the fact is that it’s never going to be as easy…