Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Northcote Christmas lights

Last night I got my three year old out of bed and into the car gave him his first ever glow stick and drove him down the road to see the Northcote christmas lights. It was beyond amazing, he couldn't believe his eyes and neither could I.  You can walk around the front yard engulfed in flashing bulbs and inflatable nativity scenes.
Go, if you are anywhere nearby it is a sight to behold. On the way home he said, " If I see another school of fairy lights we should, stop the car undo our belts and run and see them." I asked why he called them a school of fairy lights and he said "that is what you call fishes."True enough. I didn't take my camera so here are some photos I found on The age web site. He went to sleep by the blue light of his glow stick two hours later than usual but it literally took his breath away.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas decoration a-go-go

Pram tree

The finished product

Wintery snow dome 

Any sort of holding back that I managed to do at Halloween has gone out the window as Christmas approches. The other weekend it was in the high 30c and one of those days you have to shut the blinds when you get up and scurry around as much as you can before 10 am, and then spend the rest of the day hiding from the heat. We went to Gymnastics class and bounced on trampolines and balanced on the beam then we walked back home and the two boys and I went and bought a Christmas tree, tied it on to the pram and pushed it home. I had visions of it looking so  sweet I could take a picture and make it into a Christmas card but they screamed the whole way and once I finally wrestled the thing inside I was almost finished. Anyhow we recovered and spent the whole day decorating the tree and listening to a fantastic new Christmas mix from our friend. We made this sweet little snow dome with glitter and a bear, a wreath, and painted some clay doh decorations for the tree. It was really fun. I like the Australian mix of Northern winter/ Southern Summer that is Christmas here, it is funny explaining what snow is as the sun beats down outside.

Saturday, 15 December 2012


It was a fun day selling my books and things today thanks so much to everyone that came and supported me I really appreciate it. And thanks to Smiley Mcslidey for having us as well.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Pop Up Shop

This Saturday I will be selling my Alphabet book and Posters and a selection of cards and some other nick knacks at Smiley Mcslidey Studio on the corner of Nicholson st and Blyth St in Brunswick East, come along tick off some of that christmas shopping list.