Abi at the Zoo

Well, it’s been almost a year since the last update. A bit slack I know, but life has a way of getting in the way. It’s been an eventful year so far. We’re expecting baby # 2 in early August, so that’s pretty big news! We’ve also finally started building a limestone wall around our […]


Ok, there are a couple of old posts that I need to give some updates on. 1 – Home Make Rusks, we’re great for about half a day, then as they dried out further they turned into something resembling concrete. Seriously, your could build houses with them, JubJub didn’t mind, she was still happy to […]

Traveling With Baby

We recently had our first family holiday; we took JubJub to Melbourne to meet her Aunts, Uncles and Cousins then to New Zealand to meet Grandparents and more Aunts, Uncles and Cousins (Nase is 1 of 6 kids, so there are a lot of them!).  Traveling with an infant, especially when there are flights involved […]

Big Spender

Today we made two major purchases, I’m not sure which one I’m more excited about! 1) We went to see an old friend, Phil at Burswood Honda who set me up in a little new Honda Jazz Vibe.  We were thinking of an SUV, but I’ve never been a fan of driving large cars, especially in […]

The Perfect Day

I’m a firm believer in mixing things up occasionally so that your child learns to cope change but on most days we try to stick to a basic routine.  In theory a routine makes sure everything that needs to be done gets done and keeps JubJub from getting overtired and cranky.  In practice if half the things on my […]

Hip Baby

I have a hip baby.  I don’t mean an “I liked pooping before it was cool” hipster baby I mean my baby has developmental hip displacia. JubJub was a breech baby which is a major risk factor for hip displacia so she was given a routine ultrasound and diagnosed at 6 weeks old.  She wore […]

In The Night Garden

Starting this blog has really helped me get enthusiastic about things but I’m finding it hard to fit more into the day.  JubJub will play independently for awhile but she has a certain breaking point, after which her half hearted cried and yells can pretty much be translated to “I’m Booorreeed, plaaaaayyy with meeeee”.  After […]

Frugal Ideals vs Real World

I really like the idea of frugal and green living, making the most of what you have, avoiding waste and spending smart but the truth is there are lots of things I do every day that are far from frugal or green.  They say the first step toward change is to admit you have a […]