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Wordless Wednesday – An August Afternoon Walk

Yesterday afternoon, Squirm and I decided to make the most of the beautiful weather and head out for a walk. After collecting a coffee and watching some ducks, it was off to the park, then a new path to take!

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The saddest sign 😦 Apparently they’ve had the playground closed for a couple of weeks. I hope they’ll maintain some of the equipment which is toddler friendly – so many things are aimed at preschoolers and above

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No playing today 😦

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A new path we’ve never been down before!

An August Walk - Adventures of a Subversive Reader

Another sad sight – this land used to be filled with koala feed trees . . .and koalas. We haven’t seen a koala since the clearing started 😦

An August Walk - Adventures of a Subversive Reader

 

What do you see when you walk around your neighbourhood? Are there paths you’ve never taken?

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Baby Fashion Parade: Slugs & Snails Tights

This is not a sponsored post and I was not paid or obligated to write it in any way. I was the lucky winner of the lovely tights I’m showing off here, and I loved them so much I wanted to share them. All other clothing was bought (mostly on special). The toy keys were from secret santa. The baby cost way too much to discuss in polite company . . .

A little while ago, I was the very lucky winner in a Facebook competition run by the Irish company, Slugs & Snails which makes fabulous tights which are perfect for little boys (and rather cute for little girls too!). After finding a lack of bright, colourful tights for boys on the market, they set out to make some of their own, complete with a gorgeous range of designs.

Back in December, we received the 5 sets of tights which we won. Knowing that it would be way too hot to wear tights in a Brisbane summer, I ordered the 12-18 month size, which fortunately fits (though a little loosely) now at 6 months. It’s great knowing we’re going to get a full Autumn and Winter out of them. Although he couldn’t wear them straight away, Squirm was very pleased to receive them . . .

Squirm receives the package

Squirm receives the package

New Tights!

New Tights!

Well they definitely match my bouncer!

Well they definitely match my bouncer!

Two of the lovely pairs

Two of the lovely pairs

Look at them all!

Look at them all!

Since the weather has started to cool down a bit in Brisbane, we’ve had two opportunities to try the tights on. They’re pretty easy to put on, especially if you use the old ballet dancer trick of gathering them all up in your hand before you slip them over the feet. They’re lovely and thick and feel very strong. The colours are bright and they really are striking – Squirm got a number of comments when wearing them – especially the spider ones!

Since we were finally getting to wear them, we (I) decided a fashion show was needed. Unfortunately the model needed feeding and sleep before we got to model all five sets of tights, but we got some nice shots of the other four pairs.

Adventures of a Subversive Reader: Slugs & Snails

Rollin Road Tights

High Flyer Tights

High Flyer Tights

Adventures of a Subversive Reader: Slugs & Snails
Fun Guy Tights

Fun Guy Tights

Adventures of a Subversive Reader: Slugs & Snails
Ivor Spider Tights

Ivor Spider Tights

These tights really are a lovely addition to Squirm’s wardrobe. I would highly recommend them, especially with the cooler months coming in Australia. Now if only you could get things this awesome in adult size . . .

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Project 365 Books: Week Five

I’m undertaking a 365 project for the first time. My theme for the year is books! Eventually you’ll find all the posts under this tag. At the moment I’m aiming to be posting them on Friday, but Friday, Saturday and Sunday might be interchangable!

Week Five

Week 5

The Daily Photos

25/365Books at Mitchelton Library

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Books at Mitchelton Library

26/365Mr Pilot's reading collection

26/365
Mr Pilot’s reading collection

 

27/365A special deal got us some special books!

27/365
A special deal got us some special books!

28/365Squirm's book basket - overflowing as usual

28/365
Squirm’s book basket – overflowing as usual

29/365A book with a surprising twist

29/365
A book with a surprising twist

And I missed another day – poor old 30/365

 

31/365A small pile of library books to review and return

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A small pile of library books to review and return

 

 

 

Project 365 Books: Week Four

I’m undertaking a 365 project for the first time. My theme for the year is books! Eventually you’ll find all the posts under this tag. At the moment I’m aiming to be posting them on Friday, but Friday, Saturday and Sunday might be interchangable!

Week Four

Adventures of a Subversive Reader Week 4

The Daily Photos

18/365 The Amazing Illustrations of an Amazing Book

18/365
The Amazing Illustrations of an Amazing Book

19/365A little crochet reading for my morning

19/365
A little crochet reading for my morning

I missed a day! Poor old 20/365 😦

21/365Another thick fantasy book . . .

21/365
Another thick fantasy book . . .

22/365 Planning some cooking for the day

22/365
Planning some cooking for the day

23/365Knuffle Bunny meets Global History

23/365
Knuffle Bunny meets Global History

24/365Looking through a big pile of children's books

24/365
Looking through a big pile of children’s books

 

 

 

Project 365 Books: Week Three

I’m undertaking a 365 project for the first time. My theme for the year is books! Eventually you’ll find all the posts under this tag. At the moment I’m posting them on Friday.

Week Three

Week 3

The Daily Photos

11/365A few books borrowed from the library

11/365
A few books borrowed from the library

12/365Almost finished Camera Obscura

12/365
Almost finished Camera Obscura

13/365A few books, finished and not

13/365
A few books, finished and not

14/365The library book pile

14/365
The library book pile

15/365AWW books waiting to be read

15/365
AWW books waiting to be read

16/365Harry Potter Books - Almost a part of the decor now

16/365
Harry Potter Books – Almost a part of the decor now

17/365Ever had a book follow you all around the house, but you don't seem to get any further with it . . .?

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Ever had a book follow you all around the house, but you don’t seem to get any further with it . . .?

Project 365 Books: Week Two

I’m undertaking a 365 project for the first time. My theme for the year is books! Eventually you’ll find all the posts under this tag. At the moment I’m posting them on Friday, though I’ve rejigged it so that Friday’s photo will appear on the next weeks post (so 6 photos today, 7 next week)

Week Two

Adventures of a Subversive Reader: 365: Week Two

 

The Daily Photos

Photo 5/365Reading Love Like Water

Photo 5/365
Reading Love Like Water

Photo 6/365Books we were reading Squirm

Photo 6/365
Books we were reading Squirm

Photo 7/365Reading and planning the shopping list at the same time

Photo 7/365
Reading and planning the shopping list at the same time

Photo 9/365Mr Pilot bought two book for Squirm, but put them in the bouncer for safe keeping

Photo 8/365
Mr Pilot bought two book for Squirm, but put them in the bouncer for safe keeping

Photo 9/365Squirm's Books

Photo 9/365
Squirm’s Books

Photo 10/365There was a poster in the library with a girl making a stack of books. One of the little boys wanted to recreate it - and let me take a photo!

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There was a poster in the library with a girl making a stack of books. One of the little boys wanted to recreate it – and let me take a photo!

Project 365 Books: Week One

I’m undertaking a 365 project for the first time. My theme for the year is books! Eventually you’ll find all the posts under this tag. I’m intending on posting the photos on Fridays, though no doubt sometimes I won’t get them up until later on the weekend 🙂

Week One

Adventures of a Subversive Reader: 365: Week One

The Daily Photos

Photo 1/365Squirm and I start the new year with half a chapter of The Borrowers

Photo 1/365
Squirm and I start the new year with half a chapter of The Borrowers

Photo 2/365I finished What Alice Forgot the night before and left it here to write about

Photo 2/365
I finished What Alice Forgot the night before and left it here to write about

Photo 3/365Picture Books at Bribie Island Library

Photo 3/365
Picture Books at Bribie Island Library

Photo 4/365My Library Books - all for the AWW 2013 Challenge

Photo 4/365
My Library Books – all for the AWW 2013 Challenge