Teddy Biscuit Please

So you know, from the posts about Twisty’s birthday and Christmas that we’ve had a visitor with us for a little while. Shelly stayed with us for 3 weeks over the Christmas and New Year period and we had lots of fun teaching her a little bit about the Australian way of life. I think she was pleasantly surprised about what she found here. In fact, you could even say she was a ‘bit excited’ to discover that it had more to offer than she first thought.  She’d mentioned before that she likes to visit countries with different languages and cultures and so Australia wasn’t on her list of “Places to visit”. The funny thing is, as I think she discovered, Australia does have a very different culture to the UK. It has many languages and faces. Just because the…


Twisty 2.0

I cant quite believe it either. Two. Yep… Two years old. Half way to Kindergarten already! How on earth did that happen?! Its been such an amazing 2 years as well. We really are the luckiest parents ever. Twisty has been completely spoiled over the last few weeks. I guess that’s what happens when you have a birthday so close to Christmas. As well as all the fabulous toys he has floating around after Christmas, he now has a mini (pirate themed) trampoline, a balance bike and a slide with the option to attach a hose pipe to make a water slide. We had a relatively quiet day. After the bush fires and ridiculously hot weather we decided to stay around home. We invited his mate Alex (and his lovely parents) over for lunch. We had a BBQ, sang happy…


Christmas – Family Traditions

It’s great. This year Twisty is far more interested in this sparkly thing called “Christmas”. Every where we go we see “spark-er-ly” trees and lights and, thanks to some Christmas card crafts, he is now very clear about what a reindeer is and what a santa is. “Santa Christmas”, as he’s currently known to us, arrived during the Christmas Pageant and has been in his Magic Cave ever since. We took Twisty to see him on Saturday and it was great fun. To be honest, he was probably more impressed with the horses on the carousel but he had a lot of fun! Merry Christmas – Riding the Horsies at the Magic Cave from Selena Woodward on Vimeo. Christmas is a funny time when you’re an expat. I don’t’ mean because it’s hot here and we’re used to rain (yes…


Catching up and Keeping On

I’ve already posted some photographs on here to give a hint as to what the (almost) last 12 months has held in store for us as a little family. I’ve also said how sorry I am, to myself, for not posting in the time I’ve been absent. There have been some amazing, defining moments over that time that really ought to have been recorded here – along with every other milestone our little family has experienced. From big Twisty Milestones like: 16 Months Old – Taking a Stroll to him, more recently, becoming a Budding Musician: Of course, Twisty is not the only thing we’ve been working on recently. He’s probably the most exciting thing though I published a second book and went back to work one morning a week but our family does take up the vast majority of…

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Merry Christmas!

The boxes were unpacked in record time and the tree,  tinsel and baubles were all put out just in time.  We’ve moved away from Searange and into our new address.  Matt, his mate and a trailer…  It took a while but we got there in the end!  Moving house, with a small beasty, is very interesting!  Thank goodness for friends taking him out for a walk so I could unpack!  Everyone is nicely settled now and the cats have been allowed out too.  Hendrix was out no more than 5 minutes when he discovered a lizard to snack on :/ The big story, I guess, is Christmas though!  Tristan’s first encounter with the man in the red suit went quite well.  He was a little wary of the big beard with eyes but eventually was cool with it, as long…