Archive | June, 2012

Selfies

29 Jun

I’ll be the first to admit that my normally slender child looks quite chipmunk-esque in these shots he took himself on the iPhone.

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A dog mobile for Angus

29 Jun

In the midst of unpacking boxes, I discovered these small felt dogs I’d bought in Paris many years ago.

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I decided to make a mobile for Angus so bought a hoop from Spotlight, some fishing line from KMart, and found some ribbon and embroidery thread amongst my own supplies.

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I wound the ribbon around the hoop, then threaded the embroidery cotton through each dog (ouch! sorry!) and attached it to the hoop. I then made an intricate hanging contraption with the fishing line and strung it up between two picture rails in Angus’ bedroom. If he touches it it will surely fall down but for now he seems to just enjoy looking at it.

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Cornersmith

28 Jun

We visited Cornersmith cafe in Marrickville recently. Cornersmith won the “Local Hero” award and was given three “cups” for its coffee (a bit like awarding hats to restaurants; a score of three is the highest) in the 2012 SMH Good Cafe Guide. We had high hopes but, honestly, we were a bit disappointed.

First the positives: the staff were super friendly and accommodating despite being incredibly busy. We visited only days after their awards were published so it was probably busier than normal. The coffee was good (we had a flat white and a long black). My muffin was pretty tasty. They had a high chair for Angus.

On the flipside: it was incredibly busy. It was far from relaxed. We had to sit on some stools squashed in the corner. The food looked creative but a bit intimidating if you don’t like pickles or are inexperienced with ordering dishes featuring nasturtiums. I wouldn’t say my Flat White was any better than at my local (Astor in Glebe) and they don’t have Three Cups. But ultimately it just felt way too hipster for us. C’est la vie. It’s the Inner West. You get that.

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No pickles on this rusk, thanks very much

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Vivid Sydney

16 Jun

Last weekend we also headed into the city to check out Vivid. It was a free event featuring amazing light shows and installations. Our favourite parts were the Opera House and Customs House projections. Angus was rugged up in the pram and slept most of the time.

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We found a new park last weekend…

15 Jun

We were excited to discover the beautiful landscaping and bush regeneration work done on Orphan School Creek, not far from our house. There is also a lovely playground designed for babies and toddlers, complete with a big sandpit and a big swing!

This was also Angus’ first trip out in the baby backpack, on loan from Daniel and Sally– thanks guys!

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Like all good Inner West bush-walks, this one began in a cafe

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Having a push on the big swing

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He absolutely loved it!

Angus and Billy playing together at Barneys

12 Jun

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A little bit floppy

11 Jun

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