kim and lew nov 2015



This week on the blog, Pete and I thought we’d interview our kids. So for the rest of the week each post will be an interview of one of the kids: Lew, Josh and Jess. The kids were all happy enough to share a bit of their lives here on the blog and we feel very privileged to have them all here chatting for the week. I’m sure they will look back with a little bit of cringing but a whole lot of nostalgia and ‘awwwwwwness’.  {You know that noise you make when you see a cute little baby animal or baby human for that matter}.

I’ve interviewed Lew every birthday since he turned four. It’s something I’ve always love to look back on over the years. Mostly they were written down or typed out interviews that I filed away in his overflowing box of memorabilia. These days they can be found here on the blog around his birthday.

I know that our kids will appreciate these interviews a lot more once they are older. I would’ve appreciated my mum and dad keeping a record of my interests and likes and dislikes, being the sentimental, emotional kind of person that I am.

OK, well here we go with the first interview for the week…



Lew and I on his 16th birthday. His first year of having  a vegan birthday cake – it was a pretty yummy tofutti based cheesecake


Lew, 16 years


1.What’s your favourite colour? Red.    

2.Favourite food? Vegan lasagne.    

3.Favourite dessert? Soy icecream.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

4. Have you got a favourite place? My home.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

5.Favourite sport? I’m not into sport, Mum. You know that. 

6. Favourite thing about unschooling? Being able to do what I want.

7. Favourite way to spend my time? Drawing.

8. Favourite movie at the moment? The City of Lost Children.

9. What are your hobbies? Drawing. Playing video games. Making movies.

10. Favourite sport to watch? MMA {note from editor: mixed martial arts for plebs like me who have no idea what this stands for}

11. Favourite TV show? True Detectives, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Twin Peaks, The Left Overs.

12. What do you want to do when you grow up? Become a comic book or graphic novel artist.

13. What are you grateful for? Being alive. Not living in a 3rd world country. Having enough food and water to survive.

14. Who is your greatest influence? Alan Moore {artist/writer}, Gavin MacInnes, Milo Yiannopoulos.

15. Do you believe in God? Yes.

16. Games you like to play? Fall Out, Elder Scrolls, Bioshock, Dark Souls, The Witcher, Grand Theft Auto  5.

17. Who are your best friends? Ptolemy, Jacob, Ben, Zach.

18. Have you got a job yet? Yes, I clean buses on Saturdays with my Dad.

19. What height are you? 187 cm.

21. Weight? 115 kgs.

22. What is your biggest fear? Nuclear war.

23. Which family member has inspired you in your life and in what way? None, but if anything it’s you, mum. But you haven’t really inspired me. {Note from editor: thanks, mate???}

24. I’ve thrown this extra question in for you, Lew…Why did you choose to become vegan? Animal cruelty in the meat and dairy industry. Health reasons.

25. OK, one more…sorry…What do you miss about your life when you weren’t vegan? Probably cheese. Ice cream. Milk chocolate. I don’t really miss meat.



Lew, Pete and I at Bermagui


Thanks, Lew. Sorry about the sport question. Oh, and the extra couple at the end. I love you and I thank God every single day for you. xxx


Okey doke, well that was the lovely Lew. Next up we have Pete’s son, Josh. So stay tuned ….


Kim  xx