Category Archives: family


We spent a couple of nights up at the farm where my sister and her family live. They were away so, while it was a real shame to not have time with them, it was such a treat to have … Continue reading

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iran: glass and ceramics

One of a series of photo-based posts documenting a trip that my mum and I recently took to Iran. My excitement at being in that beautiful country meant that I sometimes missed the details in our guides talks, so apologies … Continue reading

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That’s right… I’m forty today! Jeez, how did that happen? I have to say, I’ve been feeling a fair bit of trepidation about this one. My usual, yearly birthday musings about where I am at and what I’m spending my … Continue reading

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I just got back to Melbourne after some time in Darwin. Not sure what the stats are on frosts and how this year compares to others, but it certainly feels very cold, especially in the mornings! No complaints here though- … Continue reading

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sarah’s quilt

My sister and I started making a small quilt quite a few years ago, when she returned to Melbourne after many years in East Timor. At the time, she was testing the waters to see whether she wanted to settle … Continue reading

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gloves and mitts

I recently went through my box of woollens in search of a particular hat but instead rediscovered quite a few pairs of gloves and mittens hailing from distant places, all beautiful in their own way. Given the chilly winter weather … Continue reading

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therapeutic flying

Today Scotto and I took part in a workshop in therapeutic flying! It was ace! I’m sure I’ll be stiff and sore tomorrow but I loved it- I really want to build on my strength and fitness and this is … Continue reading

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new undertakings

We went from this: with a good dose of this: to this: and now this: Open kitchen The inevitable change of plan happened on the very first day of renovations… instead of just replacing the kitchen and bathroom, we decided … Continue reading

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harris tweed upcycling

My dad and I share a passion for Harris tweed… for him, that passion is rooted inĀ  childhood memories of Geelong and western Victoria, where he, like many boys and men, wore jackets made from it, tailored either here or … Continue reading

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off to japan!

Finally, after heaps of knitting by everyone, all the knits for Japan were packed up with their accompanying letters and sent this morning- yippee! The response to this project from around the world has been immense and, albeit on a … Continue reading

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