Monthly Archives: February 2012

Olive Kitteridge

Keith gave me Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout for Christmas and it was a beautiful read.  I read it from cover to cover right away and couldn’t put it down.  I am in the middle of reading it again, this time … Continue reading

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Bring your friends – Nicky Chiswell & Band

Nicky Chiswell is one of my very good friends.  We did the parenting stuff together.   When her family moved inter-state I was sad.  I made a promise that if she ever did a new album, I would come to … Continue reading

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Something for my Mother

Today it is my Mother’s birthday and again I faced that perplexing dilemma: what to give her. Every year, I want to give her something that she will really like – but what is that something? It was with much delight … Continue reading

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Blessings of an ordinary day

  Last Sunday instead of going to church I took Keith to hospital.  My ordinary Sunday changed in an instant.  The emergency department is not a place I would ever choose to visit.   I was flooded with unwanted memories … Continue reading

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Mother knows best

I came across this new book by Jill Murphy called Mother Knows Best – any mother knows this to be true, but it is a different matter convincing the children. In January I had my three year old niece Talia … Continue reading

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Goodnight ipad

One of my favourite children’s books is called “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown.  This parody “Goodnight ipad” by Ann Droyd captures the plugged in world that our children live in today humorously and vividly.  I found it in the … Continue reading

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