Camping and tacos

So our big girl will celebrate her feast day tomorrow, the feast of St Thèrése of Lisieux (although it falls on Sunday and is not officially her feast day). We’ll still do her choice of dinner and give her a bunch of roses. Thèrése is her second name. She’ll actually spend most of the day with the…

Work and play during the school holidays

On Monday, the first official day of the spring school holidays, I put the kids to work washing and cleaning out both of our cars. I’ve been playing Chinese checkers with whoever will play with me after dinner time. Our 11-year-old is crazy good at the game. Or maybe I’m just really bad at it. Last night…

August went by in a blur…

It’s nearly October, and I have let this blog slide a bit, so first here’s a quick update on August and most of September: We spent a weekend in Bilpin, which is apple-picking country in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, with extended family to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday. It was fun. I’ve decided we need…