Maybe I should start a blog about how a couple with a few kids might be able to afford to buy a house in Sydney which is not a shoebox, is not falling down and is a reasonable distance from work.
Or maybe not, considering it would necessarily be a one-post blog, with a depressing post at that. Such as this recent article in the SMH about housing affordability.
On a more optimistic note, we managed to get our entry in on time for the 'search for a Smart House family'.
We are genuinely interested in trialling an energy and water efficient house, not simply getting a year rent-free (it would basically mean taking on a job promoting the technology anyway). But oh, it would certainly help.
In the meantime, I am very happy making pots of fried rice and drinking lemon cordial made with soda water and lots of lime slices; clearing out and organising the laundry; and going on 'mummy and daughter dates' separately with my girls.
I hope you've had a similarly lovely week.
(Sorry about the lopsided house, it's really hard to find a flat part of ground in the backyard!)