kids sushi recipe

Turning Japanoise // salmon sushi

I often wonder if the crazy kids at Casa Conception (the IVF clinic responsible for the existence of both my beautiful babies) didn’t add a drop or two of some random international DNA in the embryonic cocktail shaker. You know, for shits and giggles. That’s the only explanation I can come up for my four-year […] Read more…

latkes with salmon recipe

Living la vida latke

“Mama, what is a dreidel?” asks Raffles, a little belatedly given that he’s been singing The Dreidel Song on loop for the last several days. Good question, little man, and great timing too as it’s the most dreidelest time of the year. But first a little background. Just like Christmas, Hanukkah – The Jewish Festival […] Read more…

all tied up in knots over our wedding day.

There’s a hole in my bucket list

“Mama, what’s a bucket list?” asked Raffles after hearing someone drop the ubiquitous phrase in conversation. Which is how I found myself introducing Raffles to the concept of a “Bucket List” without sharing its more morbid connotations (something I’m not even remotely equipped to explain away to a four-year old).   To save myself from THAT […] Read more…

Avast Australia Fair

In my quest to introduce my children to a world of culture, I have to admit I occasionally forget our own. So when Raffles came home from pre-school yesterday singing the Australian National Anthem, “Avast Our ‘Stralia Fair”, which he is learning as part of the school Christmas concert (no, I don’t get the connection […] Read more…

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Hearing suspicious whispering and giggling coming from the tiny travellers bedroom this morning I approached with some trepidation, half expecting to find my beloved babies recreating Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles on the floor or building a scale model of Hiroshima. Needless to say I was somewhat surprised, and mightily relieved, at the surreal sight of […] Read more…

snowballs at thredbo kids

Thredbo: Ice Magic

“Mama, snow is cold”  declares Raffles  as we arrive at Thredbo. The boy is a genius. We’ve arrived at Thredbo Village just as tiny white flakes of snow start to fall from the sky. Perfect. Timing. Raffles has never seen snow but we are all mesmerised by the magical sight of the frosty ice fairies dancing about our car and […] Read more…

Whole lotta fun in Thredbo

Thredbo: Breaking the ice

Athletic is a word that I’m almost certain has never been used in a sentence that also contains my name. You see, I have all the sporting prowess of lichen and the agility of the average barnacle. Can I catch a ball? Not if the future of mankind depended on it. Swimming, you ask? I’m […] Read more…

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