Monday, July 30, 2012

I want to drive this bus

Certainly beats a tea cozy. I reckon Bernie could knock one of these up in a couple of days.

Apparently this is called Yarn or Wool Bombing and if you google it there are some very remarkable example of this frivolous art.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I'll say it again

It's the wee hours and I have finally dragged myself away from the child to get some work done - but of course I am procrastinating (BIG grant with VERY short time frame). Just as I left Bundy Skye proceeded to wail, and wail and wail! She had an ear ache which come on very suddenly. I warmed her up in the shower, plugged her with panadol and stuck her to bed but she was still unhappy. So Sean put on "Sheepies" (Sean the Sheep) and the pain stopped. Ahh the miracles of popular media. It's amazing. Kirk can be screaming his lungs out having ripped off a leg (well you'd think that is what happened) but I just clean him up and turn a video on - instant pain killer. Maybe they should put televisions in labour wards?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

See Food And And EAT It!

Last weekend Michelle, myself & the kids had lunch in Sugarlands where a Japanese takeaway has opened. I bought 3 mixed boxes of sushi and the kids ate faster than I did! Yes, they were probably hungry but they decimated the raw fish on rice with vegetables bound up in seaweed leaving me with mere leftovers. Why is this so?

Maybe it's because I am such a stingy mother - I send them to daycare with cut up bits of veggies & cheese, dried fruit and leftovers from dinner so they just get used to it.

At a previous daycare one of my friends confessed that when they dropped their kids off, they all used to check out what Kirk & Roh had for lunch. I gave them things like vego-lasagne, beef jerky, sushi rolls, laksa, full cobs of corn - whatever was edible - but much of it was waaay out of their experience for what was classed as normal food for kids. I found this pretty amusing and wondered what their kids ate every day.

Currently Skye goes to Anna Glover's for daycare. She is Indonesian and they don't "dumb down" food for kids - eating hot sambal is normal. But last week she said she was floored when a kid pointed to the veggie sticks & asked Skye, "What are those things?"

So this week I shall pack an extra serving of veggie sticks for him. I wonder if he will like them?
 I won't be taking any bets,

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Badger Badger Badger Badger


I bought an oyster mushroom log from a bloke at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Canberra. These mushrooms have grown at an impressive rate and they were bursting out of the packaging a week from when I bought them. YumYumYum!