It’s Hogmanay and Elizabeth’s birthday today. The years tick by and although there are big global events – like the pandemic – we still go through all the same motions … Continue reading Hogmanay and Elizabeth’s 12th birthday
We did something special for Elizabeth today to commemorate her finishing primary school and starting high school. She somehow missed both the beginning and the end of primary school and … Continue reading High tea at the Fife Arms
We had Meatless Farm burgers for dinner last night. I’ve become a Meatless Farm convert: they’re UK-based and much cheaper than the Beyond Burger but with similar ingredients. Both are … Continue reading Meatless Farm and Elizabeth’s biology poster
Elizabeth started taking Highland Dance classes about 2.5 years ago and I posted a little video of her prancing about our lounge room at that time. I found it on … Continue reading The Highland Fling
Elizabeth has applied to be on a Scratch game creator team at school. She completed the application form all by herself. We never even saw it until she’d filled it … Continue reading Elizabeth’s application form
Elizabeth and I had an appointment this morning which I cycled to on Hoss. We were a little early and it was cold so I hopped inside Hoss with Elizabeth … Continue reading Inside Hoss and guns
It has been a crazy busy week and the craziness is still going. Elizabeth has been performing in her Highland Dance show and we’ve had rehearsals and performances all week … Continue reading Highland dance and TV rants
For several years now I’ve been working on a family tree at My Heritage. Recently I discovered another Elizabeth Martin on Ben’s side of the family. Our Elizabeth’s great-great-great-grandmother was … Continue reading Family history
It was parent-teacher interviews at school last night and I’m so proud of the kids. They’re just amazing in every way. Elizabeth, according to her teacher, finishes her maths work … Continue reading My kids are amazing and I was on TV!
Elizabeth (who is 8) and her friend have started a committee at lunchtime called The Plant Police. The aim of this committee – from what I understand – is to … Continue reading The Plant Police
Elizabeth is 8 today and to celebrate her big day she’s put together a list of activities for us to do: We found it interesting that she put “open presents” … Continue reading Birthday activity list and happy Hogmanay!
I think Elizabeth has a secret admirer. Only I know who he is so he’s not very secret. A friend of mine has a son in Elizabeth’s class and my … Continue reading Elizabeth’s secret admirer and Animals Asia
Elizabeth drew a picture for the Queen and wants me to post it to her. We are not exactly Monarchists. In fact, I’m pretty apathetic about it all and couldn’t care less … Continue reading A letter for the Queen
I came across this old photo of Elizabeth and Ben, taken by Ben’s mum just after Elizabeth had turned 2. It’s such a great photo that I wanted to share … Continue reading An old photo
Elizabeth is such a cutie. I got some good photos of her this week: The news this morning reports of a Mag. 5.2 earthquake in Victoria, Australia. That’s pretty big … Continue reading Gorgeous Elizabeth and quakes
Gosh I’ve been so slack with my blog recently! I’m so sorry. Things are just all go here. Today I caught Elizabeth using a bic glue stick like it was … Continue reading Elizabeth
I was struggling to convince Elizabeth it was time to leave the shopping mall on Saturday afternoon. She was happily playing on one of those coin operated machines. So I … Continue reading Seeya!