Monday, 10 April 2017

Here & Now ~ April

the girls...

morning light on the Yarra

Melbourne sunrise


olive picker
Loving // the chance I had to go to Melbourne for some professional development recently. Not only was the conference inspiring and refreshing, but I love Melbourne and even the small amount of time I had around the two day conference was enough to explore, eat and generally take in the city vibe.

Eating // far, far too many Easter eggs. Somehow I won first prize in the raffle at preschool, where I work. My children were delighted...of course but there were daggers from some of my little preschool friends as their teacher made away with the booty.

Drinking // Lamington tea from T2. It's amazing, no wonder it's a best seller!

Feeling // that Autumn is finally here. I have had to find a jumper and some socks after months of relentless heat and it's wonderful. I love the more laid back summer lifestyle but not the temperatures that go with it. Our Olive tree agrees as it drops its Autumn bounty all over the backyard.

Making // Bed rolls. My daughter and I are off to our first State Camp with Girl Guides next week. There is some very cool stuff organised for us to do, a lot of which we have not had the chance to do before so it will be a grand adventure. FIngers crossed for blue skies and starry tent sleeping nights!

Thinking // about our chickens. I am turning into a crazy chicken lady who goes and talks to her brood, feeding them strawberry tops because they are their favourite! We are stalking the girls as they are at the egg laying age now and we can't wait for our own fresh offerings...we are thinking that the Easter Bunny might beat Stella, Tepinyaki and Peepachu in the Great Egg Race though...

Dreaming // always dreaming of maps, tickets, passports, adventures...

Happy April

Kate xx


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  1. I haven't had a single easter egg yet, will remedy that this week end. Hope you have a fabulous time at your girl guide camp, my husband and 2 children are all involved in scouts/venturers - that have some wonderful adventures.

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    1. Thank you Julie. I am certain it will be lots of fun!

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  2. How was Science in the Garden? You had gorgeous weather for it. Can't wait until my study is done and I can do more of these events again. At the moment, there's no chance of squeezing them in. (PS: I sent an Instagram message to say I didn't have your email address and I thought I did. Can you please email me at katiecrackernuts@gmail.com I'd love to chat more about sharing those photos.)

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    1. Thanks for your email address. I look forward to chatting further...

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  3. Oh my gosh I LOVE the name Peepachu and may just have to steal it! Your girls are very pretty. It's easy to become a crazy chicken lady....soon you'll notice you start to talk to people about your chooks when you're out and about :-)
    Lamington tea sounds very interesting.

    Have fun on your trip & thanks so much for joining in!

    Sarah xx

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    1. My children were rather creative in the chicken naming! Lucky there is only 3 ;)

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  4. Nothing wrong with talking to the animals - I have full conversations with our dogs and cat. ;) Zero Easter chocolates consumed thus far here, but only because I haven't brought any into the house. I have absolutely no self restrain when it comes to treats. Have fun at camp!

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    1. I have no restraint either...I am NEVER buying an Easter raffle ticket!

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    2. Hahaha...until next year at least! :)

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  5. Hi Kate, I love Melbourne. Lamington flavoured tea, I'm running not walking to T2 x

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  6. I long for chickens, and if we ever get some I am going to have to "borrow" those names of yours! Autumn is finally here too and it's so lovely to have days that are not so harsh...softer light, lower temps, cool breezes. Joy! No Easter eggs here as yet, though some will have to be "smuggled" in soon ready for Sunday. Meg:)

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    1. I hope you enjoyed your eggs when they appeared!

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  7. Lovely post Kate. Having recently spent two days in Melbourne, I agree. It is good to soak up those city vibes once in a while. Looking forward to hearing about the guide camp. I cant believe you won the raffle! Well done. x

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    1. Love a little bit of 'city' once in a while :)

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