One of my favourite things to do with Hannah is sit with a great picture book and explore it together. For her, picture books are pure joy and, as far as I’m concerned, when Hannah is having fun we are both having fun.
If there is one toy that Hannah has that me feel sentimental, it’s DUPLO. Regular readers of Blog of Dad know how fondly I speak about the stuff, and it’s with good reason. DUPLO and subsequently LEGO were a profound part of my childhood experience. The little red brick is the cornerstone of some of my happiest memories.
Regular readers also know how much I love technology. This year, perhaps more than any other year, has made me feel like I’m truly living in the kind of future that we dreamt of as kids. The main reason that I feel this way is the arrival of Amazon’s Alexa. Alexa has dragged the Blog of Dad house in the 21st Century. The more I use it, the more I can’t imagine life without it.
Just south of Sydney is a stunning drive. It takes you down through the Royal National Park, then hugs the coast all the way to Wollongong. A big feature of that drive is the Sea Cliff Bridge.