Making a foot rest

My foot rest broke last week. It was only a cheap plastic one, but I’d only had it about eighteen months so I was a little disappointed. I mean, how much weight goes on an under-the-desk foot rest? Not much.  Anyway I looked at the design and decided I could do better than plastic. I had some left over ply wood in …

Sewing with Mum

When I first found out I was going to be an aunt, I decided I wanted to make something special for my niece or nephew. Something that showed I cared. After a lot of thought, I decided on a baby blanket/soft toy combination. This probably wasn’t the best decision as I’m a hopeless sewer, but my mum isn’t. In fact …

What Candy Crush taught me

I have recently been obsessed by Candy Crush. I know I’m kind of late to the party, my husband and friends have been playing it for ages, but in the last couple of months I started playing it.  Big mistake. ​You see as much as I love playing computer games, they’re really not good for me and Candy Crush has helped …

Call me Madam President

I have a terrible condition. It’s called volunteeritis. I always want to help so it takes a lot for me not to put up my hand and say I will do it. In fact if you look at what I’m doing at the moment, it’s a reasonable list: Reader Judge Coordinator for Romance Writers Of Australia Newsletter Editor for the Vintage …

Spring is in the air!

Earlier this year I wrote about why I won’t survive a zombie apocalypse, but this month I’m feeling a little more confident. We have a nectarine tree that we planted years ago, and for the very first time, it’s actually covered in fruit! Now it’s still early days, they might not actually get any bigger than they already are, but …

SCUBA Qualified!

On Saturday I was officially certified for SCUBA diving. It was such an interesting and at times exhausting course and if you missed my write up of Day 1, you can find it here.  Day 2 was running through all the skills again, but in deeper water and we got to go on our first dive. It was off the …

Learning to SCUBA

I have wanted to learn to SCUBA since I can remember. As a child I was a bit of a water baby, always in the pool or swimming at the beach. We used to spend one school holidays a year at Coral Bay where the beaches are white, the water is warm and you can snorkel Ningaloo Reef right off …

End of Season – VMX

It was the end of season wind up for the vintage motocross on the weekend. There’s the awards night which is always fun and then the final race meeting. My club doesn’t keep track of who comes first, second or third in each race meeting, there are no points awarded and no one cares. Instead the awards consist of Most …

Australian Classic Motocross Championship

Waving to Mum from the start line. I have had such a busy weekend which is why this blog post is so late! I was in Busselton competing in the 2015 Australian Classic Motocross Championship. I wasn’t actually going to take part in the competition initially because I didn’t think I was very good, but a few people convinced me …

Learning Spanish

Hola! I have been learning Spanish for the last couple of months in preparation for a trip I’m doing at the end of the year. A friend introduced me to Duolingo which you can get as an app for your phone. It’s really great because you get to hear it spoken, you can practice your pronunciation and you can translate from …