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Dinner in 26 Seconds

Nick captured the craziness of all the cousins eating dinner on his Go-Pro during our recent trip to Marysville. Xx

I wish dinner did only take 26 seconds!

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Shake A Tail Feather

Shake a tail featherJames was getting into the groove yesterday afternoon when he stood up and had one of Poppy’s pink feather’s stuck to his baby booty.

Shake that tail feather Jamesy boy!

Shake a tail feather

Shake a tail feather

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A Tasmanian Adventure

Grab yourself a cuppa, sit back and enjoy the ‘gaiety and charm’ of this old school Tasmanian Adventure:

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Big Bob

James – alternately known as ‘Big Bob’ in our house, is changing so much day by day.

He is now ‘rocking’ up on all fours in preparation to crawl, is grabbing everything he can get his hands on, is chowing down on toast, veggies and fruit and is so much more alert.

I find I have to stop and catch my breath because our little baby boy of 2 kilos is growing up so fast and will be running around before I know it.  Bless.  Xx

James & Dolly

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Sneaky Peek : Ski Envy

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole

Nick has had an amazing time skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the past two weeks and has timed his visit perfectly as they have had an incredible amount of snow:

A Sneaky Situation that Drops Almost Two Feet of Powder

Posted February 25, 2014

This February has been nicknamed ‘Stormuary’ by some of the locals in Jackson Hole. Storms keep rolling in one after another. The weather has been unrelenting, dropping copious amounts of powder practically every day.

After three weeks of snow, to top it off, on February 23rd, we received 19” in 24 hours with 15” falling after the lifts closed. To say it was deep was an understatement.

I also received this message from Nick yesterday:

OMG If I never ski again I would be happy with what I have done!

Mmmm … envious!  Here are some of his photos and a video of a dude to tempt those ski bums amongst us, to grab our gear and get on the next plane bound for North America to ski the deeps!

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole

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Fashion Plates

Fashion Plates

Poppy, James and I went to stay with my parents for the weekend, and Poppy pulled out my old ‘Fashion Plates’.  Do you remember the classic ’80’s game for all those budding young designers out there?

Fashion Plates was first introduced by Tomy Corp. in 1978 as the kit that helps young designers, 6 and up, create fashions.  Hundreds, thousands, even millions of fashionable combinations can be created.

Seeing Poppy play with it brought back so many memories of the hours I would spend deciding upon the complementary combinations and to seek tracing perfection with the provided crayon.  Smudge marks were taboo in ‘Fashion Plate’ land!  Poppy didn’t appear too concerned with perfection, but she did enjoy her ‘Fashion Plate’ experience none-the-less!

Fashion Plates

Fashion Plates

Fashion Plates

Fashion Plates

Fashion Plates

Fashion Plates

Fashion Plates

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A Luxury Baby Shower

IMG_0347There is no recipe today due to my busy weekend – which included a ‘Luxury Baby Shower’.

Our good friend Cherida was visiting from Adelaide this weekend and she is due to have her baby in late March.  Our friends – Jo, Jen, Clare, Manni and I celebrated Cherida’s impending ‘motherhood’ in luxury!  It was wonderful to see Cherida pregnant and she can still rock a great pair of heels!

We checked in to the Sullivans Cove IXL Executive Apartment and met up for an ‘official’ Baby Shower on Saturday morning.

The obligatory baby shower games ensued, with Jen showing Cherida a viewing of:

I popped home for the afternoon to see Poppy and Nick and then met the girl’s for a drink at the Henry Jones Hotel Long Bar.  We returned back to our abode where Clare cooked a beautiful Puttanesca Pasta.  I made a Banoffi Pie for dessert which was unfortunately a failed attempt as it didn’t set and was far too sweet :(.

Quality time with fabulous women in a luxury apartment in our own city. Bliss xx

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Moon River

Yesterday it was a rainy, miserable public holiday for the Royal Hobart Show, and so we all stayed at home.  Nick lit the fire and we enjoyed the odd waltz to Frank Sinatra’s Moon River!  Lovely.

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Moonrise Kingdom

Last night, Melissa and I had our regular movie date and went to see Wes Anderson’s new film – Moonrise Kingdom.  

Here is what Margaret and David had to say about it At the Movies:

Wes Anderson is a strange and lovely fellow and he’s drawn to strange and yet resilient characters in his movies. His film MOONRISE KINGDOM opened the Cannes Film Festival this year and while it didn’t have audiences stomping in the aisles, there is a quality to the film that embraces you with its sweetness. Two young people Sam and Susy recognize the soul mate in the other and plan to run away together.

The year is 1965, the location an island off the east coast of the United States where not only Susy’s parents – FRANCES MCDORMAND and BILL MURRAY, but the head of Sam’s Scout troop – EDWARD NORTON, and local cop – BRUCE WILLIS – all try to track down the escaping duo.

There is something so endearing at the heart of Wes Anderson’s movies that you feel sucked in despite the quirkiness of his design, his direction and indeed his characters. His singular take on young love on the run from any sort of authority has moments of sheer oddness, but it’s all of a piece with his other work and you are either an Anderson fan or you’re not.

I recommend it!  I loved the quirkiness…and the 60’s camping gear! x

 

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The Great Pram Chase

Poppy has just started chasing us (and Maisy) around the house with her pram.  Poor old dolly got a rough deal with her head scraping along the carpet.  (Excuse the poor quality and my annoying ‘video Mum voice’).