Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Historical Collection

It was the loveliest weekend just gone. One of old fashioned markets, a crafty fundraiser and a back-to celebration for Mr M's family.

Friday evening involved a fundraiser for my work's relay for life team. I organised a crafty make and take table and had a lovely evening chatting and making with lots of lovely ladies and a few of their daughters. So many were (pleasantly) surprised that the old laborious way of making pom poms on cardboard was indeed a thing of the past.

On Saturday we visited  an old fashioned bazaar at a local town, which has been running for 130 years, and I suspect not too much has changed in this time. 
The vegetables were freshly picked early that  morning, and were crazy cheap.
The tea (which was extremely strong and hot) came from a real teapot and the scones were served on paper doiley-lined plates. The craft was of questionable taste, but lovingly made.

Sunday was all about 'Back-to -Yarra Junction'. We had lunch at a Pub that's menu heavily featured the parma in all it's international guises  (mashed potato and gravy topped schnitzel anyone?) We wandered through the local museum whilst chatting to various long-lost relatives. We had old photos scanned and I enjoyed browsing through albums of old school photos and momentoes. The Ballerina came with us (not because she wanted to) and I was pleased that she got to share in the remembering of some  of her Grandparent's History.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Rosy Collection


Relaxing in the backyard on Cup Day 
Sky shots; night and day
Slowly ridding the garden of weeds
DVD watching treats
Risotto cakes
Dance photo day
Princess Abby meets Dora (I wonder if she knows her Mum is inside the costume!)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Up In The Air

A big jump for little people (transition to school is well underway)
Raspberry Chia muffins
Honey beef pilaf
Never ending weeds
Afternoon Tea treats
Super Nigel
The fight must continue
Another day ends, another walk done.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


What Do We Want?
A Fair Deal.
When do we want it? 

I am a kindergarten teacher and I am proud of it.
I am passionate about my job.
I make a difference to young children and their families, especially the most vulnerable.
I work many unpaid hours every week.
I have over 20 years of teaching experience, yet my pay does not increase with my experience. 
I have a University degree and am actually a real teacher (contrary to popular belief).
I choose to work in early Childhood, even though I am also a qualified Primary teacher.
I deserve to be fairly paid for the work I do.

Please visit Protect Our Preschools and spread the word. We need your support. We need to be heard. 
Read more here and see  the Channel 7 news coverage

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Last Week's Collection

The big girl departed Melbourne for a quick trip to China. And Returned. The suitcase did not. I am unsure how  "getting caught on something" would result in the zippers being cut off. Good thing she is not a stress-head like her mother.
Delicious Lunch of pulled pork and pickled vegetables at the Gallery cafe.
A discussion about returning to University put on hold whilst enjoying the freedom of sunshine and good company.
Fun at the local school fair.
Crazy cousins.
Another week flown past.

Stay tuned for this week's collection

Playing along with the Beetleshack

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Shiny Happy Collection

A Happy Birthday,  pretty things, a bright moon, a knight (in not so shining armour), Spring flowers, salted caramel in ice cream and cakes and everything old is new again.


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