I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of waste that our household produces, including items that can be recycled. Having a kindy aged kid (note to everyone else around the world, this is the year before formal schooling) helps with this as everything can be turned into art projects – lids are highly prized at… Continue reading Using less plastic in normal life
A very dear friend of mine had her first baby recently. I thought for months about what I could make for her. My sewing skills are still limited, although I am hoping to improve that soon. She said that she had enough blankets but this beautiful bear fabric seemed destined to be a blanket, so… Continue reading Burp cloths and blankets
In our garden at the moment we have two main crops happening (“We’re farmers!” but I think that’s a bit of an ambitious claim) – snow peas and strawberries. We have a few carrots growing and pull up a few a week “to see how they’re growing”. The strawberries are growing well, better than last… Continue reading How to get children to eat vegetables
Eat sleep freeze repeat – a story of a year as a doctor in Antarctica. Dr Hawker is spending a year at Casey Station in Antarctica. The blog starts last December when she boarded the ship to travel down, and details life on the base, including how they entertain themselves when the weather is too… Continue reading Weekend reading – some fascinating blogs
Let me begin by saying that I think that for small people, every week is science week. Dumping water out of the bath on to the floor for the thousandth time to check that water still goes down. Throwing all their rice from their dinner in the air to see what happens. Discussing why does… Continue reading It’s National Science Week!
I was raised in a household that didn’t read manuals or instructions. You figured stuff out by having intuitive engineering capabilities, pushing a lot of buttons, with screw drivers, by asking everyone else in the family for help, or if you ready to admit failure and that you couldn’t problem solve, then read the instructions.… Continue reading Reading the manual
When I have to do bedtime (my husband usually does it), I sometimes write poetry or haiku in my mind to stop noticing how much time I’ve been trapped in a dark room waiting for someone who hates sleep to fall asleep. Tonight’s effort is set to the tune of American Pie. There are too many… Continue reading Bedtime to the tune of American Pie