Posted by: Fern | November 23, 2008

Nothing In Particular

  • It’s very unnerving to open up your RSS reader and see that the google alerts for your name suddenly has seven new results. It seems that CraftBlog is doing the rounds around the German and Finnish forums and blogs atm.
  • Speaking of which, I am hoping to crack 100,000 visitors there by the end of this month. Eight days to go and just under 10,000 visits needed. I think I might just get there, but it’ll be tight. The feedback recently has been awesome, and I have a lot more plans for it, just not enough time to do everything I want to do! I just redesigned the site, which is just the start of some changes coming up before the new year.
  • Declan woke up from his nap this afternoon (his second nap! Days when that happens are awesome :D) and as soon as I opened the door greeted me with “Hi. Biccie. Juice. Thank you!”, I can’t complain about the demands because at least he said “thank you”, we’ve been really pushing it lately, so far the best response he’s had to the “what do you say?” prompt has been “teamwork!”.
  • Whilst we’re on his vocab he’s developing verbal diarrhoea. “Marble”, “Monkey” and “Love You” have been the recent additions. He’s completely given up trying to say Declan (I assume it must be a hard name because he was saying “Connor” within a day of him coming home) and now refers to himself as “Bedey”. He’ll also say “hola” and “abajo”, I’m not sure if that’s awesome or just scary. Most random toddler translation is “Itchycoo”, I can’t work out the logic behind it, but it means “penguin” 😕
  • Whilst we’re on the boys, Connor is awesome, smiling and being generally a lovely baby. Declan dotes on him which makes me very happy. He had a bad night last night, but fortunately there are more good nights than bad, so I’ll let him off. I’m not sure if it’s the meds, second baby syndrome or the fact that he doesn’t spend 75% of the day screaming like D did, but I am so much happier and clearer this time around.
  • I went to Auburn Spotlight this morning to see what selection they had in the $3 fabrics I mentioned in my previous post. All of the fabrics that were marked $3 in Penrith were $5 or $6 in Auburn. I was not a happy chappy. Conspiracy? y/y. I didn’t buy any fabric that needed cutting as the queues were huge, but somehow I still walked out of there $25 poorer via fat quarters and trims from the clearance basket. Also, checking my receipt from Penrith the other day, they overcharged me $14 on some fleece. I knew it came out to too much but with the two babies screaming I didn’t get a chance to check it properly at the time. Bugger.
  • Last one, I promise, but any one else that goes to the Auburn SL, downstairs a new kebab shop has opened (next to the Italian place) called “Fresh Kebabs”, they need to become slightly more organised and efficient, but I have a feeling this was their first weekend, but this was probably the biggest kebab I have ever eaten in my life, Dan and I were struggling to finish them. I’d say for $8 you could probably feed a small country with one of those things. PLUS, they were pretty tasty as well!

Okay, must go, I’m running half an hour late with dinner and there will soon be a toddler sized mutiny if I leave it any longer.



  1. I know the kebab place you are talking about, a couple of weeks ago we went down to Spotlight but like you found everything overpriced and as always, chaos and mayhem. I had been craving a veg samosa from the Indian place across from the cafe there and was devastated to find it closed down! I should have gone to the kebab shop but ended up with plastic cheese and ham from the cafe. Boo.

  2. I was bummed the Indian had closed down as well, but I really don’t think I’d ever seen anyone in there, I think it was a bit specialised for somewhere with such low traffic, although that’s picked up since they opened up the bowling lanes.

  3. Funny that you mention that, as I tried them for the first time this arvo after a successful (read: expensive) excursion. When we were there, we were the only people in the shop and it was quite pleasant. The woman behind the counter was genuinely chatty and a nice change from the slightly grumpy Spotlight staff. I’m definitely thinking they’re going to become a regular part of Spotlight Auburn trips.

    I was initially bummed the Indian place disappeared, but really I shouldn’t be since there are far superior Indian places over in Harris Park and North Parra. 😉

  4. Glad to see some update on my babies! Is this Craft Blog or NN? I miss the photos of the boys. Loved the one of of Dan and Connor – although shouldn’t Connor have been asleep and Dan awake??? Glad 2nd time round is better for you.

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