A year in the life…day 111: re-visiting


I wasn’t in time to capture the enormous hug between Zac and Sophie that occured when they saw each other today for the first time since Zac finished at childcare. Needl;ess to say, they were excited. It was “Back to Acton” this afternoon, with the most recent departees invited back for afternoon tea. Funny seeing all these family little ones in their school uniforms. Zachary enjoed the chance to see old friends and to play in the familiar sandpit and playground. It may be my last time of the grounds for a very long time. So long childcare.

A year in the life…day 110: Zac-kick

Zac and I headed across the road this morning for some beginner Auskick this morning. Zac had tried to attend once before, but it hadn’t ended well with him having a bit of a meltdown and leaving early. Last week he wasn’t to be convinced, but after the footy yesterday – and kicking the ball around with the rest of us, he was willing to give it ago. Turns out he is pretty good at the handpassing, is a pretty good mark and needs a bit of work on the kicking, but, other than getting a ball in the face, had a good time and is willing to give it a go again next week. We even practiced some more kicking when we got home.

A year in the life…day 109: water’s edge

At the lake in the middle of the night. We clebrated Rachel’s birthday tonight at Water’s Edge. The food was pretty good, but it was rather disappointing that on four different occasions the wines I chose were unavailable. Not a great hit rate. Nonetheless, a very lovely evening with friends.

Half time kicking time

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It was off to the Greater Western Sydney v Bulldogs game today, importantly to see Jude play his first ever Auskick game – in front of a large crowd including the PM.

Fortunately it was a beautiful day.

At quarter time Jude headed down to get ready. Of course, the only top was about four sizes too big for him. I wonder if the AFL deliberately give them uniforms which are way too big to enhance to cute factor.

Jude was also trying out his new footy boots.

The coach gave them all a quick run through of the relevant rules and then the kids all then got lined up and taken off ready for their big moment at half time.

Fortunately for us, Jude ended up playing just in front of us. He did pretty well considered it was his first ever time playing. Did an outstanding bounce as he was running and a couple of good kicks and handpasses. Best of all, he really enjoyed himself.

We then enjoyed most of the rest of the game, indulging in some football game treats.

GWS played all right in their set-piece plays, but were less good under pressure, and sadly the Bulldogs got away from them.

Zac was less interested in the game than in playing on James’ phone.

Anyway, it looks like we have another footy player in the house!

A year in the life…day 108: this is what a feminist looks like


Wore my favourite badge to work today. And, in case you were wondering, the arrow points to my head.

A year in the life…day 107: Canberra morning


It was an absolutely stunning morning for a pre breakfast ride.

A year in the life…day 106: quiet time

Jasmin took the boys to the movies this afternoon, so James and I had some quiet time to potter about the house. After the last very full on week, and hour or two to read my book on the couch and have a cup of Very Berry Sencha was rather welcome.