Now You Know…

Years ago when my eldest son (mildly Aspie, no dx) was in early primary school he developed a fear of going to school because he couldn't handle the reactions of other kids and some of the teachers when he didn't know the answer to a question or how to do some of the work. Being … Continue reading Now You Know…

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 56,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading 2013 in review

Mudfest, Swampfest …aka Winterfest 2013

http://www.winterfest.com.au My two medieval warriors (see image above) headed off last Saturday to Winterfest along with other members of the Sutherland Medieval Regiment for 2 days of combat. Unfortunately the weather this year was rather wet, making for some very messy conditions on the battlefield. They had originally planned to camp there overnight but due … Continue reading Mudfest, Swampfest …aka Winterfest 2013

Ironfest 2013

'An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge' - Ironfest celebrates working and playing with metal. Held annually in Lithgow on the closest weekend to Anzac Day, Ironfest brings together artists, designer/makers, blacksmiths, performers of all kinds, musicians, historical re-enactors and machine enthusiasts and hobbyists from all over Australia, and the world. Historical displays by local … Continue reading Ironfest 2013

The world didn’t end & a new year begins

We're still here... Well, 21/12/12 has come and gone without any earth-shattering, end-of-world events ...or any "ascension" for that matter either ...at least nothing that I've noticed. Then again, maybe I haven't noticed anything because I'm not "enlightened" enough? 😉 In case you've been hibernating in a remote cave (or somewhere equally distant from news … Continue reading The world didn’t end & a new year begins

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 52,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 12 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

Toys

Over the years we've accumulated quite a few fluffy toys; some from my childhood, some from when I was a young adult and liked to collect cute fluffies, some that were bought for my boys and others that came from arcade games and "skill-tester" games machines. The collection had grown ridiculously large and of course … Continue reading Toys

Sacrificial Ferns

When I'm drawn to write about events that have affected me deeply for one reason or another I always wonder if it's the appropriate thing to do or not. I guess writing to express one's feelings on a matter is fine and, as in this case, can be very therapeutic, but whether or not to … Continue reading Sacrificial Ferns