Friday, August 31, 2012

Fathers Day Eating

 Early Play Australia have a great round up of children inspired Blogs, I highly recommend you pop in for some inspiration. Recently they inspired me with a link to my Blog on the lemon letter biscuits that I made in August last year. So hear they are again, made into a message for dad for Fathers Day.



 And here's a new take on egg in a hole. A Fathers Day breakfast idea.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Father and Daughter


Big enough to do up Mr Bowerbird's cuff-links, only a few centimetres before she reaches passes me. Out for a special night with daddy, to her cousin's Debutante Ball, I thought she'd enjoy it more than me. We curled her hair for a change and she was very gracious about wearing a summer dress with a top underneath from her wardrobe, we somehow missed the window to go looking for something new, but it really didn't matter.

I was once a debutante, but I am really not into the whole concept, so ... well silly really. Introducing a young lady into society - where was she before then?  A rite of passage, tradition, an excuse for a good night out...I guess that was what drew me in, that and the fear that I may be missing out on something.

The Big Bowerbird stayed up until midnight dancing and eating sticky date pudding, that smile was even bigger when she finally returned home. Those one on one times with a parent on their own are so special , for the kids and their parents. Before I know it she will be out until midnight on her own, that's a hard thought to swallow. Afraid I may be a bit of a helicopter at that stage.

Tip Tapping

I watched SBS's Rockwiz last weekend and discovered some great new music to listen to, I just loved the duet at the end of the show. I had heard their music before but only a few times and had not noted who was singing (probably droned out by the less than blissful sounds of three children riding backseat in a small car).  Very excited to find some new sounds to listen to, so thought I would share.

Rockwiz - Jodi (San Cisco) and Helen Croome (Gossling)

Gossling - Wild Love

San Cisco - Awkward

Then You Tube suggested some other amazing sounds

Tip Tapping - The little Bowerbird is very fond of this one.


A fathers day treat means we are going to see Nitin Sawhney at the Art Centre's new Hamer Hall this Sunday. I can't wait!

Nitin Sawhney - Sunset

Made any musical discoveries of late?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Water Beads and Eyeballs

examples of crystal soil colors

  Ewwww they feel like eyeballs! 
And indeed they do. 
Daddy Bowerbird is not keen.
"Have you felt you own eyeball?' asks the Big Bowerbird suspiciously.
"Yes, when their is something in there, or even just out of curiosity", I reply.

Bouncy bright coloured peepers to squeeze and delve your fingers through. Eyeballs that like to escape and roll across the floor, sometime whole bowls full of eyeballs running amock. Eyeballs that grow, that start off tiny, then become lumpy, and finally are perfect slippery spheres. Eyeballs you can break into tiny parts. Peepers you can add to the garden when the fun is over, or you can dry out to play with again another time. Eye balls that last and keep coming out for more experiments. Eyeballs that glow when the sun shines through them. Eyeballs to arrange in artistic patterns, eyeball traffic lights.

I ordered these online.  All the kids loved them. They'd make great stocking fillers or an alternative Halloween gift (or eyeball prank).
For more eye ball ideas, I mean water beads ideas, check out these sites.
I think you get the idea (pun intended)
Have you ever felt an eyeball?

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