Sunday, August 25, 2013

sunday loving...

Coffee and eggs for breakfast.

Kids who empty the new dishwasher.

 Finishing my sewing project for my wee buddy Enzo.  Copied from this one.

I love that they're young and silly and keen to go out in a downpour.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Mucking about before rugby prizegiving this afternoon.  Nothing too exciting but nice to have the camera out again and to feel like taking photographs.  I love these boys so much. 

Friday, August 23, 2013


This week I'm loving...

This cutie who kept me company while B was away overseas (just back yay!).

The new dishwasher, oh so nice after a month without one.

My colourful paper garland, still going strong over the dining table.

Red headed play mates.  Oh so cute.

 My new magazine subscription which has finally arrived (thanks Hotpoints).

 The keyboard cover I whipped up this week.

 Getting to play our new Dominion expansion set while the boys have quiet time at the weekend.

Life is good.

Monday, August 19, 2013

cell phone pix

1. boys up high doing some Geocaching.
2. wig shopping for the carnival party.
3. fish and chips at the park.
4. boat building (with power tools) with Anne.
5. climbing Everest with Edmund Hillary (at the museum).
6. after the school cross country.
7. snuggled up at the year 3 sleepover.
8. walking to school.
9. reading on Grafton Bridge (as you do).

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Not sure if I took many pictures during the holidays (which were three weeks ago now!) but I just found these ones and wanted to share them.  On the last Friday of the holidays I dropped the boys with lovely friends for the day (they all went to the zoo) while I went to work.  I had to stop on the way and pick up coffees from the Waterview Coffee Project.  It reminds me of Christchurch in it's old shipping container.  They make great coffee and have a really nice community feel (it helps that I often go with my friend Anne who is a regular).

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Wow this really hit a nerve with me when I saw it this morning.  I was just thinking how I haven't blogged for a while and maybe I should get back on that horse.  I do enjoy it after all.  But then I watched this and it really resonated with me.  Things have changed so much since bookface and the internet and blogging began.  It is so hard to not be online 24/7 (especially with a smart phone).  It kind of depresses me to see everyone staring at their screens all the time and being so disconnected from their immediate surroundings... but then I do it too.  I find myself checking the internet far more than I would like, partially because I am at home alone a lot these days and do feel disconnected/lonely.  I've made an effort to see friends this week and it has really helped a lot.  So yeah maybe there will be some blogging soon, I don't know though.  I like to share photos and things here but am not really sure anymore why I'm doing it...  In the mean time though I'm off to interact with people in real life and do my parent help for the week... Strategic Board Games!

From top left, Carcassonne, Dominion, San Juan and Dixit (all highly recommended).

Did you watch the video?  What do you think?