My Big and My Little

Sunday, March 29, 2015

G and Duckling reading Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd. What a lovely way to pass an afternoon.

Good Morning

Saturday, March 28, 2015

We're having a party tonight to celebrate Mr Duyvken's birthday and there are still lots of things to do so I am going to need a cup or two of coffee to help me through the day. It is hard to believe that this gorgeous little fellow is nearly 40 year's old.
This photo captures the beginning of his lifelong love of ice-cream. He stills grins like that now when he finds almond magnums in the freezer.

Duckling Dozes

Friday, March 27, 2015

Getting ready for family movie night. I don't think she'll make it, her lids are heavy and her breathing's light.

Coffee with Oma

Thursday, March 26, 2015

One of my favourite photos of 2015. Oma is much loved by the littlest duckling.
Oma isn't tall but she's not quite as short as this photo suggests. I like the miniaturisation effect of the tall counter, the beautiful way Oma is dressed and the duckling reaching out for her.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A ripening strawberry just out of reach is cruelty to magpies.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Blue Walls

Monday, March 23, 2015


Friday, March 20, 2015

For pirates, seafarers, blackbirds and lovers.

New Chair

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This is my dad's desk. He and mum bought it in California in the late '70s when he was studying for his C.Phil at UCLA. It is a gorgeous desk and I feel very lucky to have it. The new chair hits the right mid-century danish design note even though it is mass produced in Vietnam. J sits here to do his homework and it makes me very happy to see him sitting here furiously scribbling away.
Breathe in.
Breathe out.
Heart full.

Out the Back

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A clothesline full of washing and a kookaburra sitting on the rusting netball hoop that's hammered into one of the gums in the backyard. Sydney much?

Kid Stitch

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More sewing from C. The trick is making sure she takes only from the 'scrap' pile and not the 'pieces I need pile'.

Barista Baby

Monday, March 16, 2015

Just another typical Sydney toddler.

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