Category Archives: Sydney Restaurant

Edie’s daycare had a ‘meet the families night’ tonight so we could connect with the carers of the kids our child actually hangs out with when they’re there. Don’t they know the rules for children after the first? They don’t have any of their own friends.  They’re just friends with the younger siblings of their […]

Last night Gregory came home from work and I skipped out for a quick gallop around the Bay Run. Well…in my mind it was going to be a quick gallop, in reality it was more of a slow plod because I’m 38, had my third kid 15 weeks ago and my hips and knees are […]

Recently I put a call out to fellow child-wranglers to see if anyone had any advice on how to parent our three year-old who cares not a whit for consequences, threats, ultimatums, bribes or danger and only does things if it truly suits her to do so. The Mitz. Edie May Llewellyn. AKA Gregory The Second.  […]

Q started year one last week and spent much of her time praying to Jesus she’d get a teacher with ‘kind eyes’. I did tell her that I sure hoped Jesus had more pressing matters to attend to than her year one class placement, but turns out she got the teacher with kind eyes which, […]

Q starts year one tomorrow and I have to say, thank the Good Lord of Education because it may have taken 6 weeks, but on Saturday I finally cracked. All day long the girls did one dumb thing after another which caused me to threaten to take away every single thing they have ever or […]

I am due to give birth to our third friend in 5 short days, which really just means I’m TOTALLY OVER IT AND WANT THE BABY TO COME TODAY. It has been a long 40 weeks. Being pregnant when you already own two friends is a slightly different experience to being pregnant with one when […]

I am typing this blog from our couch, my legs facing the tv, my body twisted awkwardly to face Gregory in the kitchen while he films the Facebook videos for the day. I’m slightly distracted by the olympic swimming finals on mute (the Aussie ladies just claimed silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay by the […]

A while ago Edie and I had cause to sit on the comfy plastic chairs of the RPA Emergency Department after her eye socket came into close contact with the solid edge of the pot plant. She quickly ruled out a concussion by explaining the incident to the Doctor and then politely declining her offer […]

The Squirrels are stealing all the food from the bird feeder, the Groundhog just waddled past the side of the barn, the Chipmunk (or cheekmonkey as the girls say) is scampering up the side of the well, the dew is glistening on the bright green lawn and I am the only one in the house […]

Thank you very much to all the lovely readers who got in touch with me after my last blog that mentioned my half-missing eyebrow. All your well wishes have miraculously caused a few strays to start to grow back. I hate to sound ungrateful, but they are grey. A lot of friends confided via private […]