Protected: Never could make my mind up

Here’s my final ver­sion of the human rights video, pending approval from musi­cians, since in the end, I’ve used both their tracks and faded awk­wardly from one to the other (so as to avoid the word “shit” which is in the next verse): Harper’s filmic debut I’ve...

Who’s Papa’s little Nietzschean?

I was a pre­co­cious brat. I’m sure that doesn’t need stating for most of you, but just in case some of you haven’t met me in person and there­fore couldn’t deduce it, I thought I’d make it clear. Today Mum told me that, aged four, Jehovah’s wit­nesses...

Protected: 12 weeks today

From next week, Harper’s life starts being meas­ured in months, not weeks. It’s a little odd. Today we had her 12-week weigh-in. I was hoping she’d be 5.3kg, which would have been a gain of 930g, or just over 230g a week. She weighed in at 5.55kg...

Human rights consultation

Went to the Human Rights Charter con­sulta­tion in Dandenong today. Was very inter­esting – lots of dis­cus­sion at my table on polit­ical rights vs social and cul­tural rights, the frame­work for rights in Aus­tralia (con­sti­tu­tional vs legis­lative), dis­cus­sion...

Toys

It’s not often I ‘advertise’ for someone but two sep­arate people have given Harper toys I’m com­pletely thrilled about (Lizzie the aqua lizard, gifted by Jo Sumner and Ellie the Ele­phant gifted by  ) and they both turn out, com­pletely coin­cid­ent­ally, to be...

Protected: Updatey

Exciting Harper stuff:  Yes­terday, Harper raised her­self up onto her fore­arms while on her tummy. Then she raised her legs too. Made her look like Superman! I don’t know exactly when this started but the little ‘ah’ sounds which she did when she was talking...