Quarantine Quickies: Liquid Art With Mum and Son

Quarantine Quickies: Liquid Art With Mum and Son

Art was always something that was a big part of my childhood and both our children have demonstrated an interest and real skill in this area. Their dad and uncle are super talented in this space, so coupled with their skills and talents and my 'can do' attitude, there are limitless possibilities for our children. [...]

Quarantine Quickies : Upcycling An Ikea Table

Quarantine Quickies : Upcycling An Ikea Table

Like most people, we are staying home and staying safe over the Easter. Filled with the 'art bug', J boy and I have fallen for the 'up-cycling bug'. We have a table from Ikea that we wanted to make pretty so I set out the black adhesive marble paper and gold spray paint. Clean the [...]

Family Friday: What a Flipping Great Time

Family Friday: What a Flipping Great Time

For the longest time, we tried to keep a regular gym routing in London, with mixed results. So, we've decided to diversify our family exercise. Our son continued with gymnastics and the rest of us joined Orange Theory Fitness (OTF). We needed things we could also do together, so we decided Thursday will be Active [...]

Family Friday: Our Daughter Left Us for A Boy

Family Friday: Our Daughter Left Us for A Boy

"Our daughter is the happy moments of our past, joyful moments of our present and the promise of our future!" Quote By: Some Fortune Cookie Somewhere AJOz: This has been an amazing 18 years and witnessing many of her firsts was special. I was there when she was born and had her first sneeze. I [...]

The New Year Work Out Plan

The  New Year Work Out Plan

The New Gym Squad What did you do for the to ring in the New Year? Did you make any resolutions? We are genuinely interested to know, so if you don't mind sharing, send us a comment. By now, the euphoria of the countdown has run out, the alcohol (for those who drink) has passed [...]

Our First Christmas Down Under – JallOz

Our First Christmas Down Under – JallOz

Following a question from our son, in June, we knew Christmas was going to be significantly different this year. As he played on his Nintendo Switch, he glanced over the screen and said, "Is it nearly Christmas, yet?"

Belonging! Life is Not Always Black or White.

Belonging! Life is Not Always Black or White.

Growing up mixed race, in London in the 90's, the word 'belonging' was one that was always present... Moving to Australia with my husband and children was no different! Some people have asked me how I feel about leaving my family and moving to the other side of the world. I have different feelings each [...]

I will have One for Australia Please!

I will have One for Australia Please!

When we started our journey into the blogging world, we said we wanted our blog to be the 3Is. Interesting! Informative! And interactive. We have asked for your input on topics you want us to write about and, we must say, you haven’t disappointed! Many of you have asked us to do a “shopping list” [...]

Back where it all started

During our short break to Brisbane (fondly known to Canberreans as Briss Vagas), I to wake up at 6:50 on one of the mornings. I had been listening to motivational videos and decided not to waste the day, so I asked Ahmed if he wanted to come out for a walk with me. Bare in [...]

What’s in Our Hand Luggage for a Long Haul Flight?!?

We are a weird family for a number of reasons; one is the fact that we all like to travel and enjoy the long haul flights. From our perspective, my husband and I enjoy the time to just sit back and relax, watch movies, eat, read books, play cards, do some visualization and sometimes have [...]