Reading together

Welcome to 2015! Yes, here I am again trying to get this blog thing going properly. Last year was a bit of a fizzer in blog terms. I couldn’t even reliably post a single monthly post of pics so how on earth I figured I’d handle a 10 week long project is totally beyond me! Needless to say, one kid got sick. Then the other got sick and then I got sick (nothing big, just colds) and then Christmas happened and projects just fell off the truck. Anyway, no apologies – no point really in apologising for putting family and life before blogging! Today IRead More →

Week 17 from April 22nd to 28th. This week we were in Melbourne enjoying the sunshine and a trip on Puffing Billy. 20130422 – MissK is sleeping like a baby after yesterday’s terrifying swimming pool ordeal. Poor thing cried the entire time we were there and clung to me like never before. The only plus side is that she’s slept so well since. 20130423 – The Hopetoun Tea Rooms in #Melbourne would have to be one of my favourite cafes. I never knew of the links to Edinburgh until last year’s trip to Hopetoun House, a place all Melbournians visiting Edinburgh should get to. 20130423Read More →

Week 10 from March 4th to March 10th sees MissK growing up in so many ways and Edinburgh deciding that it’s not ready to give up winter just yet. 130305 – Loving the black and white #newtop 130305 – Telly time #quiet Sometimes she really seems so much more grown up than 8 months! 130306 – Safety first! I managed to get her to keep this light weight neopreen helmet on because she doesn’t yet know how to get down from standing! (Except by falling of course) 130307 – Trying a new parents and baby group – this one is noisy but has bonus toys.Read More →

Week 9 is from February 25 to March 3. 20130226 – Stuck! Katja discovers that there’s not as much room under the coffee table as she thought there was. 20130227 – A gorgeous day in Edinburgh. 20130227 – This are looking up! Crocuses on the Meadows. 20130227 – I love Barclay Viewforth Church designed by Frederick Thomas Pilkington in the Victorian High Gothic Revival style. 20130228 – Pink! 20130228 – Who’s watching who? 20130302 – Optimism. While out for a walk Christian and I spotted this sundial in a “garden” well below street level. Given the lack of general sunshine in Edinburgh at ground level,Read More →

Would you like to have giant robot arms with which to crush your enemies? Okay, that’s a dumb question. Of course you would! Etsy seller giantcardboardrobots makes them: Each arm is approximately 5′ 6″ in length (about 3 feet longer from where your hands will grab), 9″ x 9″ in width. The arms allow for both 90° bending motion in the elbows as well as 360° rotation of the wrist. The arms break down into easily assembled component parts. Disassembled, both arms fit into a 30″ x 18″ x 6″ box.Read More →