Update 

1. Grumps are going to grump 2. Caravans are going to move 3. And parents and uncles are going to put up with us because we suck at adulting. Part One – Community Pages I love a good community resource, really I do. But I could certainly do without the mob mentality bullshit. A guy…

10 things I need to share about MY Mummy Guilt

It’s a sad and common state of affairs when the people who our society expects to raise the next generation are too busy worrying about what they are doing wrong to focus on the little people they love. And it’s not like I want to spend my time stressing about what other people think. I…

Wash out

I do believe Summer may have lulled us into complacency. I hate being hot and sweaty but I had kind of resigned myself that it was now my lot in life to slowly roast to death in the gradual onset of a massive climate change. But that is still not quite how seasons work and…

Looking Back at Yack

Post I drafted weeks ago and forgot to publish: As signs go you don’t get much more ominous than a burnt foot, an excavator and a park ranger querying us about our intentions. And like a commitment phobic teenager we are heading for the horizon. So it’s our last week at the creeks and the…

 How to cook a delicious camp dinner in rainy weather

Step 1. Collect a good supply of timber Step 2. Totally forget to keep your timber supply dry Step 3. Convince yourself that if you buy dry kindling you’ll be okay Step 4. Optimistically buy elaborate dinner ingredients and kindling Step 5. Try to light fire, realise your long fire lighter has been left out…

Turtle house update

It’s not finished yet, but this side doesn’t have small scary handprints on it anymore

Merry Everyone

It’s been a long arse year. A year full of setbacks, epiphanies and learning. We aren’t on the bus yet, and that is disheartening but we have the turtle house, we have each other and we have the support of all of you who have been supportive, understanding and just generally wonderful. I know a…

When your kid is a better blogger than you…

I don’t know if you noticed but my son posted a “Frog Blog” breaking the months long silence. So I thought I better get on here… unfortunately my post will not be anywhere near as adorable or frog heavy, but indulge me if you will. Quick And Tedious Update Section Or QATUS… no, not QATUS,…