• Blog,  Blogging - Daybook

    My Daybook: 21st May, 2019

    Outside my window… it’s a dark night, all is still. The benefits of living in the country, no city lights nor noises I am thankful… for good health, for my own and a beloved family member. Mine was a scare, all good but concerning at the time. Our dear family member’s condition is still unknown but the¬†worse case scenario has at least been ruled out. Good health is never something I take for granted, I grew up with an invalid parent and know first hand the far reaching implications for all involved, for the patient and their family I am thinking… about family. My youngest brother, his wife and two…

  • Blog,  Hearth & Health,  In the Home - Organisation

    DVD & BluRay Organisation

    We have finally found the perfect solution on how to tackle DVD & BluRay Organisation!! ūüôā Wrestling our ever expanding DVD & Blu Rays into some semblance of organisation has long been the bane of my existence. We have tried a few different solutions over the years, some with better success than others. When my friend Jenn over at Wildflowers and Marbles shared that she had THE solution to¬†DVD & Blu-Ray Organisation¬†you better believe I paid attention. Jenn is the Queen of organisation, furthermore she had trialed this for months before sharing.¬† We’ve now had this method in place for a year, so I can verify this is the solution…

  • Blog,  Book Reviews,  Books - Australia,  Books - History

    60 Children’s Chapter Books for ANZAC Day

    ANZAC Day is tomorrow, a day in which we commemorate our fallen, returned and current Service men and women, a day in which we remember their sacrifices past and present. In honour of the occasion I set out to gather titles of Children’s Chapter Books for Anzac Day as books are a fantastic gateway to discussions and the beginning of understanding the many complex issues that arise from War. I focused on collating only books written by Australian and New Zealand authors ‚Äď ANZACs; Australian New Zealand Army Corps. I had no idea that I’d end up with 60 titles! and I’m sure there are likely more still to find.…

  • Blog,  Book Reviews,  Books - Australia,  Books - History,  Books - Picture

    58 Picture Books for ANZAC Day

    ANZAC Day is this week, a day in which we commemorate our fallen, returned and current Service men and women, we remember their sacrifices past and present. I have been gathering picture books to assist and answer questions that are sure to arise as books are always a great gateway to discussions. Imagine my shock when I easily discovered 58 picture books for ANZAC Day!! Truth is I had to call a halt and stop looking for anymore! In this collection I have included both Australian and New Zealand authors ‚Äď ANZACs; Australian New Zealand Army Corps.¬†ANZAC Day is this week,¬†a day in which we commemorate our fallen, returned and…

  • Blog,  Book Reviews,  Books - Australia,  Books - History,  Books - Picture

    9 Children’s Books About Bass & Flinders

    Most Australian children know the names of George Bass and Matthew Flinders, great explorers and navigators of the coastline of early Australia. My interest in Bass and Flinders’ explorations has been renewed as I’ve search for children‚Äôs historical fiction books about them, what courage and tenacity they had! This book search has been part of my ongoing project of organising Australian history fiction for children into chronological order, a collation of both in print and out of print¬†living books. I have been working my booklist within the framework of the time periods organised in¬†Our Sunburnt Country,¬†a¬†favourite¬†core Australian history books.¬†¬†I have gathered both picture and chapter books for each¬†chapter, mainly sharing…

  • Blog,  Blogging - Daybook

    My Daybook: 14th April, 2019

    Outside my window… it’s early morning, the paddocks are brown as the drought continues. There are no kangaroos this morning, they must be searching for shoots further afield, nor are there chooks scratching, I lost my patience with the chook poo around the yard, they are free range no longer I am thankful… for an Awesome Saviour who died on the Cross for me! As we head into the final days of Lent, with Holy Week beginning today on Palm Sunday, I’m reflecting how incredible it is that Jesus died an agonising death for me! how great His love is!!…. “for¬†God¬†so loved the world, that he¬†gave his only begotten Son,…

  • Blog,  Book Reviews,  Books - Lent/Easter,  Books - Picture

    35 Amazing Easter Books for Children & Teens

    Sharing 35 Amazing Easter Books we have collected for our Children & Teens over the past decade and a half. Our emphasis has been on finding Christ Centered Easter books as we have slowly gathered together an amazing collection of picture, chapter and anthology books.¬† With Holy Week beginning in less than a week away our books are out and we’re diving in reading. May you enjoy browsing our Mega pile of Easter books, do feel free to ask any questions, and I’d love more suggestions, particularly chapter books. Palm Sunday Little Colt’s Sunday – Michelle Medlock Adams I was very excited to find a picture book for Palm Sunday.…

  • Blog,  Book Reviews,  Books - Australia,  Books - History,  Books - Picture

    7 Children’s Books About Australia’s Rum Rebellion

    I’m excited to share some children’s history fiction books about the Rum Rebellion with you. My passion for Australian history began in my childhood and continues today. I’ve long been collecting books in the Australian history genre and constantly seeking new titles, and let me tell you there are some fantastic new authors on the Australian history fiction scene for children. Three years ago I began organising many of these titles into chronological order, both in print and out of print¬†living books. I have organised my booklist around a framework using the time periods covered in¬†Our Sunburnt Country,¬†a¬†favourite¬†core Australian history books.¬†¬†I am seeking to share both picture and chapter books…