Canberra Christmas

I had a lovely Christmas Day yesterday with my family in Canberra. We had a bbq lunch at my parents’ place; my sister and brother-in-law brought most of the food, I contributed salad, home-baked bread, and Christmas pudding, and my niece and nephew brought good cheer and willing hands to help with organising things and…

Juggling

Two computers, a sewing machine, some knitting… this is the current state of my desk, as I juggle numerous tasks. (Actually, there’s another laptop – my new one – just behind the old one.) Now that the uni marking is all done, I’m doing some Christmas sewing and knitting, finalising the sampler for the Australian…

A little visitor

We hadn’t planned to get another dog so soon. Tansy is lonely without her sister, but we were going to wait a little, see how we all settle. But you know how it goes…. the father of a colleague of Gordon’s breeds Border Collies. We’d resisted getting one of his puppies a month or two…

Puppy Dog Tales

Hello! I’m Tansy, one of Bron’s Border Collies. Bron’s been very busy lately, as she’s working hard to finish a book, so she’s really been neglecting her blog and her readers. Being a Border Collie, I’m pretty smart, and when Gordon was away in May I worked out how to send emails to him, and…

Kangaroo lawnmowers

The pleasures of working from home – I took a few minutes today to watch these locals right outside the sunroom window: They like the grass there, and frequently graze it. For lawnmowers, they’re very quiet, use no petroleum products, and provide natural fertiliser. They also don’t cost us anything to run, and can provide…