Friday, October 11, 2013


The Cherub has turned 10. I know!! Where did that decade go? To mark this momentous occasion - it is double figures after all - we gave him a super-suit and some flying lessons.


...and as if that wasn't enough, we also gave him Lego. Because that child would not believe it was properly his birthday if there was no Lego.
 1 Oct 2013 9:12 am

There was also chocolate cake with smarties on top ...


... and extended family.


(Which is why I have such top-notch photographs of the Supercherub, and his celebrations!)


Happy Birthday, you crazy diamond.

30 Sep 2013 4:35 pm

Shine on.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Royal Melbourne Show Visit #8

Another September school holiday, another visit to the Royal Melbourne Show!  Take that, large number of my friends trying to make me jealous with trips away to exotic locales.

Each year we manage to stay a little longer but there does come a point when the noise levels and the crowds become intolerable, and then we have to leave immediately, regardless of whether we find an unused strip of ride tickets at the bottom of our bag.  This year we went with my friend Jenny and her girls, and together had fun inspecting the arts & crafts (love those decorated cakes!), the cats, the animal nursery, the magnificent yarnbombing and even a bit of the showjumping.  Plus, as is tradition now, the children and I had a turn on the Giant Slide.

The boys were very happy to come home with a showbag each of sugar, and a little bonus, some soccer strips.  Soccer or - as Climber insists [rightfully] on it being called in our house - football - gear is priced outrageously in Australia so it seemed worth grabbing the Ronaldo and Suarez strips for a mere $20 each.  I wish now I'd thought to get a business card from the stall holder, in case we ever need more.

In other news, my sister and her kids are staying with us for a couple of weeks.  She has taken some excellent shots of the kids on the trampoline, which I intend to put up on my next blogpost, whenever that is. Computer access in a house full of holidaying children can be hard to come by.