Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bush honey: negotiating the give and take of cultural excursions

Guku! Guku! L and I ventured out on a guku-finding mission yesterday and were rewarded with our first taste of this local delicacy. Imagine a cross between honey and golden syrup, scooped out of the inside of a tree…delicious! We … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Galka

L’s night terrors continue. They start with a whimper and often, before we can make it into the room he shares with R, he becomes hysterical. Screaming, crying, flailing in his bed or on the floor. Yelling nonsensical things like … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A new era

I walk down the road, pushing the stroller before me, and drop the kids at their first day of childcare. L is immediately engrossed by the sight of a stick insect the size of his head: one of the childcare … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Introductions

Slowly, tentatively, we have started to form new friendships. This weekend felt like a big step forward. We went to our first Friday night BBQ with eight local families. It was idyllic: kids playing on the beach, adults eating and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Breakthrough

Today, the childcare director said I can have three days of childcare, starting next week. I felt like she was giving my life back. What a terrible thing to say. Is time with my kids really that bad? Well, yes, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fishing with D

On Sunday, we went fishing with D. She had told me what to bring: flour for damper, tea, sugar, water and milk powder. We added some fruit and biscuits to the list and arrived at her house at about 10am. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Down time

My diary has sat, untouched, on our bookshelf pretty much since arrival. Its pages are completely blank. In Sydney, this would be a cause for panic, prompting a flurry of text messages: what are you doing Friday? Want to meet … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment