Monthly Archives: May 2011

holding hands

Last night on the news there was a story about a man who lost both his hands and feet through a blood infection.  He recently received a hand transplant and is experiencing life in a new and profound way. We were watching with awe as this man was able to play cards and shave for the first time in years.  And then A said, ‘Did you see the look on his wife’s face when they were holding hands? Imagine not being able to hold hands, and then being able to’.

I melted a little bit.


I wish I wasn’t – but I am. I am addicted to Pinterst. To what? Pinterest is, in the words of Pinterest, ‘…a virtual pin board — a place where you can create collections of things you love and “follow” collections created by people with great taste.  People use Pinterest to collect and share all sorts of things — wedding inspiration, favorite T-shirts, DJ equipment. You name it, people are pinning it’.

I have been using it under the guise that I am collecting ideas for future birthday party’s. But I also have a ‘pin board’ where I ‘pin’ books I want to read, another one for my favourite places in the world (made up mostly of pictures of Italy!) and my favourite pin board is called ‘library love’ and it is just photos of library’s from all of the world.  And I do like that I can collect ideas and pictures that I love all in one place.  My ‘to do’ list is huge because of Pinterest and it is inspiring me to try new things. That’s got to be a good thing, yes?

Here a few fun things from my various pin boards. What little girl is not going to love a raspberry with a sneaky little chocolate centre or a heart shaped egg in her lunch box?!

giro tragedy

If you have been around this blog for a while (and if you have – thank you!) you would know that I have a very deep seeded passion and love of pro cycling (yes I know, it will never cease to be strange!).   And sadly this week a pro cyclist died while riding the Giro d’Italia.  Wouter Weylandt died when his pedal touched a wall during a descent and he fell 20m below.  It is tragic and devastating for his family and for his team mates.  And it was a little tragic and devastating for us, the fans.   BikeSnobNYC talks about it with respect and great consideration here.  It is worth a read.

coffee & tea

I am a coffee drinker: always have been and probably always will be.  However some of my nearest and dearest’s are big tea drinkers so I am on a quest to find a tea that I like and would be happy to replace with coffee (sometimes!).  My sweet friend gave me a tea sampler from T2 for my birthday, full of interesting tea’s that I have never heard of (fermented tea??),  which is helping me narrow down the possibilities.  So far Melbourne Breakfast is winning. It is delicious. Any others you think I should try?


dumbo feather

On a whim, just before Easter, I decided to submit a conversation that I had had with our 3-year-old to Dumbo Feather.  They are compiling a host of interviews with kids and I thought, ‘why not?’

See the interview here.