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15 Jan

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The low-down: photos by Angus

10 Dec

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A quick photographic summary of the past year or so

1 Dec
First steps at Christmas!

First steps at Christmas!

We're having another boy!

We’re having another boy!

Holiday at Noosaville

Holiday at Noosaville

New job!

New job!

Celebrating cousin Noah's first birthday

Celebrating cousin Noah’s first birthday

Holiday in Hobart (this photo was on the ferry across to Bruny Island)

Holiday in Hobart (this photo was on the ferry across to Bruny Island)

We farewelled lovely Abbey, Angus' Mary Poppins

We farewelled lovely Abbey, Angus’ Mary Poppins

No sunnies, no ride

No sunnies, no ride

And we’re back!

24 Nov

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Good morning!

Out and about

9 Aug

Close to our home is the old site of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (now the Children’s Hospital at Westmead). It’s been redeveloped into lots of apartments but has some pleasant open spaces to wander through, including a few patches of very nicely kept lawn which I’m sure we’ll avail ourselves of at some stage! Angus and I took the “bush track” through the Orphan School Creek precinct and eventually found a way into the complex.

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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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