Friday, June 28, 2019

#blogjune Kayak

Mr is building a kayak. The work is stalled at present because he needs a particular tool to assist in an awkward sanding job. Specifically he needs a finger sander.

Still, once it’s done we will have a double seater stitch and glue kayak. He’s got a twin to build so the whole family can join in the fun. I post on instagram about it’s progress... when it happens. #wakadugmore

Sunday, June 23, 2019

# blogjune Words

Sean’s post reminded me of all the family word play / puntastic times we have.  Some come about due to child speak that has become standard. E.g. Fy-ens for fire engine. Others because of a habit of spoonerisms e.g. local road Don Buck road gets changed to Bon Duck road. A nearby road called Rush Creek Drive gets the treatment as well. I’ll let you change that one yourself.

Then there are things like cat names that morph into something else. Usually Mum will name a cat and everyone else in the family re-names it as their personalities emerge.Thus Simba became Pork Bun, Moustapha became Adder.

Certain personalities that we know earn themselves nicknames too. E.g. The Penguin.

My kids used to love some Watties canned ravioli they produced for babies - they called these Little pillows.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

#blogjune Party

My niece turns 4 this week so there was a party today. I had instructions to make emoji poo cupcakes. So I did.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

#blogjune Limerick

There was a librarian of Huapai
Who said with a long suffering sigh
What to write for #blogjune?
Inspire me soon!
But sadly, there was no reply.

Good night.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

#blogjune Hear our voices

Last night I attended an event by the development arm of Council about the community and area in which I work. It was a well run event, a panel of articulate people, preceded by a mix and mingle with elegant cocktail foods and alcohol freely provided.

The intentions and plans for the area are all good, well meaning and hopeful. However, I couldn’t help notice that the demographic of those attending and those on the panel were not representative of all the community. There were voices missing, those that would benefit the most from the development and whose voices should be heard.

I had thought there would be opportunities for audience feedback but there was not. We could submit questions via an online medium to the panel, but these were moderated and only 3 were chosen. I did submit some in the hopes that the missing voices might get some air time but none were chosen.

I came away with mixed feelings. On one hand the event felt like a self-congratulatory “haven’t we done well” and on the other it was an event that could have been a lot more inclusive.  If that was an attempt by Council to get real community engagement, it was not a representative sample.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

#blogjune Soap cutting

We cut the soap tonight. It is a bit soft so I hope it hardens up. Miss12 wanted to use a lime fragrance so it smells like a lime milkshake but she likes it so I guess that is ok. 

I need to get a proper soap mould.

Monday, June 17, 2019

#blogjune halfway list

It’s Monday.
I went to work.
I did works.
I trolled through a photograph database and found some ancestral images.
I did more works.
I got change for the till because ATMs are now giving $50 notes which customers then give to us for 20cent transactions. 😤😡
I picked up kids from maths tutoring.
I came home and cooked dinner.
My order from Dirty Hippie arrived and I tried the tooth powder I ordered. It is weird.
The end.