book, heavy, trilogy, paperback

The Book and The Staircase

Having a toddler is fun. Much more fun than a baby. They are interactive and mobile. They live to learn, to explore. They have just begun the great journey of understanding the world around them and it is a delight to observe.   With exploration comes experimentation, and in Hannah we undoubtedly have a budding scientist. She observes and she […]

Botany bay, sunrise

Sunrise

One of my favourite things to do is get out of the house before dawn, drive to a beach or river and set up for a sunrise photo shoot. It was an activity that I used to do semi-regularly, but with work and family commitments it had been a long time since I’d had the opportunity. A couple of days […]

Megablocks, construction, blocks, car

My Sunday Photo – From Destruction to Construction

My Sunday Photo for this week is of Hannah’s first Mega Bloks construction This photo represents the reaching of a significant milestone for Hannah. It is a record of the first time that she has successfully constructed something with blocks. She has been playing with blocks for a long time, but that play has involved watching me build things, then knocking […]

The local park, play, dirt, hand, baby

The Importance of The Local Park

There are some downsides to compact family living. Obviously, sacrifices need to be made for a family to occupy a smaller footprint than that of the traditional family home. Often, that sacrifice is most felt in the backyard. That’s where the local park becomes vitally important. When I think back to my childhood (perhaps through rose-tinted glasses), the backyard was […]

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