Sunday, March 9, 2014

Treasure Hunting

The Historian (who is possibly the BEST dadda in the whole world) arranged an adventure for us this weekend. We went on a mysterious treasure hunt around our own neighbourhood.

Are you ready for an adventure?
Read the clue. They're cryptic. For example, "I'm at the bottom of the hill and the top of the mountain"
Found it!
Are you right? Check the photo.
On to the next one.
The treasure? Hot chips and a Fire Engine (ahem, and red ale for some) at the local pub.

We finished the day with a little fossicking at the Angove Street Collective.

Then on the way home we spot another kind of Fire Engine.

Firies blocking one of the lanes of traffic to stop for their espresso of course, most poetically, "The Engine Room". Incredibly improper use of authority, made us smile even wider.

Love you my family. Love you North Perth.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


It's really hard to know where to begin.

I've been thinking a lot about big things. Sustainability, harmony, health, education and making a space for me. To exercise, to read, to write and create.

Things have been pushing at the periphery. Like hard knuckles pressing and looking for where the weak spots are so that they can push through. Forcing me to face things. Urging me to make changes as I careen from week to frazzled week.

This is Cooper. We got him from the RSPCA. I accidentally saw a photo on an adoption site ( it really was an accident, I wasn't checking out adoption sites. I just clicked on a link from a news article) and his little face said, "I'm your cat. What are you waiting for?"... we have 3 cats already and so it was madness to get him but the knuckles were pressing me. They told me this was right. This had to be.

What could go wrong?

So far, nothing. He has settled in like he's always been here. And 2 out of the 3 existing cats have accepted him. The third is coming around.

I'm going to start changing. I'm going to start paying more attention to the knuckles.

One thing that has been pushing at me is this blog. I enjoyed it so much and I'm far too wordy for Facebook. So here goes. I'm resurrecting it. I'm going to make time for it and I'm going to make more time for all the other big things. Hopefully this blog will keep me committed.