The Good News is:

The ducklings are getting bigger and this means life is a bit safer for them in their wanderings.

My little duckling is now 11 and is getting bigger (she is probably going to be the tallest in this family).

The not-so-little girl had a terrific birthday weekend with our house turned into the house of girls, loud noise and lots of partaying.

The school holidays are nearly upon us and I will be able to get stuck into some serious writing – this year has been a bit of a write-off in the writing and submitting arena, but I plan to make up for it in the summer lull. A manuscript I will finish by February next year – I hereby pledge – and if I do not finish it, you may chuck me in a bathtub of water filled with ice cubes! The non-fiction manuscript shall be the Autism Files and will be written under a pseudonym (suggestions for names are welcome, but will probably be ignored – hahaha). I obviously will be letting people know the pseudonym in due course (if the thing ever gets published).

I love the school holidays πŸ™‚ Bring it on!

Tessa

The Bad News is:

The not-so-little girl sprained her ankle during her birthday celebrations and has been hobbling around the house using crutches for much of the last week 😦 We’ve been to hospital and had x-rays and ultrasounds and lots of time in waiting rooms. The girl doesn’t like doctors much anymore – she refuses to acknowledge that they know anything πŸ˜‰ and is loathe to follow their advice.

The ducklings are much bigger, we have too many of them and they can be quite messy (and no-one has come forth to take them off my hands even though I am begging all passing tradies and unsuspecting parents who dropΒ in – ‘will you please take a ducky’ or ‘can I pay you in ducklings?’ πŸ˜‰ One trady responded with ‘do they lay golden eggs’ Ha!

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The Abbott Government is still in power and becoming increasingly embarrassing (but I won’t elaborate).

The Ugly is:

In the eye of the beholder (and if you call this alpaca ugly he will spit at you – so there) πŸ™‚

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