May 24, 2011
Dear all. I’ve been having some problems with Word Press so have decided to chuck in the blog. Sorry! I’ll see you all one of the other social networks at our disposal. Thanks for reading!
May 16, 2011
As we seemingly rush through this season and on to the next, here are the things that for me represent Spring here in Deutschland.
This is how I imagined the garden in Oscar Wilde's "The Selfish Giant" to be: full of beautiful blossoms that fall like snow when the wind blows
Our fair-weather neighbourhood friends have moved backThere are Spargel (asparagus) stalls everywhere - the strawberries will soon join them!
April 13, 2011
More flowers! They really do come out in stages. It’s quite amazing. I’m not really a keen flower watcher, but after a very colourless winter, they are simply beautiful.
And in case you think all we’re doing is lying around, gazing at the flora…
Warmer weather means we're back on our bikes for afternoon tea picnics!
March 27, 2011
Hello Spring. Farewell cruel Winter with your fearsome temperatures and beautiful white coverings! We will, no doubt, miss you a little. But in the meantime…
The first flowers have appeared
The gardeners have started work
The wildlife has reappeared
Check out the size of this bumblebee - and it's really furry!
- Meeting new friends
Time to redecorate!
Some street art
February 13, 2011
We’ve been doing a whole lot of craft here lately. Our biggest monkey was off kindergarten for most of the week with an injured foot and it’s Winter! Thankfully, we had inspiration in the form of an idea from one beloved aunt and a fantastic book from another. The first two projects were from the book (thank you Auntie Suze!) but I forgot to take any photos of the project steps, just the finished product (and proud crafters).
The house that Georgia built
Beautiful jewellery made with straws covered in wrapping paper
First, put the flowers together
Then, fasten the flowers to the straws
Push the flower straws into holes in a painted egg carton
Look very proud of your new garden
Thanks Auntie Fona, for this fabulous idea
January 27, 2011
For some people living away from home, their national day is a chance to go crazily patriotic, perhaps to make up for the lack of compatriots with whom to discuss favourite nation-related topics or lack of favourite national foodstuffs etcetera. For others, the day is practically over when they realise its significance and then they perhaps think, with a sigh, that they are so far from the land that they love that there’s no real connection. Hmm, I guess I fit somewhere in between. And really, I like any excuse to make yummy food and wave a flag.
Happy Australia Day everybody!
Georgia all ready for kindergarten (she took ANZAC biscuits for the class)
My first ever attempt at lamingtons (for my playgroup friends)