Resistance is futile

Have you ever seen a book and known you just had to read it--not because you thought you would actually like it necessarily, but because not reading it was just--inconceivable? Well, that's how I felt when I saw Star Trek, Green Lantern: The Spectrum War. I've never really gotten into reading graphic novels, unless you count…
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UFOs of the crafty kind

UFOs. How they do vex me! Don't worry, I'm not one of those "I want to believe" people who sit around with tinfoil hats on their heads. I'm talking about crafting UFOs. Un-Finished Objects. You know, those projects you start with a hiss and a roar and all sorts of good intentions, but just never seem to get finished…
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29 days till Christmas…

... yep, that freaked me out too! But in my house, we have the Energizer Bunny version of the Festive Season: with all four of our birthdays falling like dominoes each month from October to January, and our Wedding Anniversary on Christmas Eve (not to mention a dozen or so birthdays in the extended family) the festivities…
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Remembering them

Taking a ride on the tram is becoming a bit of a school holiday habit for the Young Lad and I.  On our trip round the loop the other day, we passed the Field of Remembrance at Cranmer Square. Field of Remembrance. Flickr, 2015-03-27-IMG_6779 I have to admit that Anzac Day has never really meant much…
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What’s for pudding, Mum?

I love dessert! Sweet, delicious dessert! Chocolate raspberry torte... New York cheesecake... spiced pumpkin crème brûlée... even good old rice pudding -- I love them all! Dessert is my favourite thing about going out for dinner, but somehow the fates (usually in the form of fractious children) always seem to conspire against me. On the rare occasions that we do go out, more…
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