Spiders And Geckos And Snakes…Oh My God.

It feels like we’re living in a zoo at the moment. I’m not having a go at the boys, who are mostly very well behaved and quite easy to live with. Despite endlessly dropping stuff on the floor, leaving doors open, losing things, screaming matches, the cycles of delaying tactics at dinnertime, bathtime, bedtime… if…

A Very Expensive Weekend. Yet Actually Not.

Have just taken stock for this past weekend… Item A: $120.00 for removal of fully grown deadly Eastern brown snake from near our front door on Saturday afternoon. This was a scant few hours before we were due to have some friends over, with a large kidlet contingent. Serpent wasn’t even found, but presumably took…

Incy Wincy & I Come To An Agreement.

You know how I might’ve intimated I’m a bit of an arachnophobe? Well a rather biggish huntsman appeared in the office a week or so ago, and has somehow still not ended up upside down on the floor with a broom through his head. I think I’m becoming more tolerant, you know, growing as a…

Alice’s Adventures Through The Stormwater Pipe.

A few weeks ago I was having a shit of a time. Nothing clinical, but it wasn’t the usual dip on the hormonal rollercoaster, or a bad day that could be fixed by playing with the kids / watching Chocolat while scoffing chocolate / finding funny videos of animals on YouTube: Still cracked me up,…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Tantrum

Conversation in Woolies checkout: “Mummy can I please get that Ninja Turtles Magazine?” “That’s for big boys I think darling. How do you know about ninja turtles anyway?” “No, look, it says 4 on it.” (looks) “Hmm you’re right. But I don’t think we’ll get it today.” “Why not? I’ve been good. Really, really…” “Well…