A sneaky Sydney trip

Oh wow. I really don’t know how almost two months have passed since my last blog post! It’s not as though nothing has been happening! We are certainly heading towards the tail end of the year, which for us means two birthdays, school and Scouts break-ups, Christmas, New Years, and all the things in between,…

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Long Service Leave

A few months ago, I was telling Kate that Marty had some long service leave that he could take this year, and she kindly pointed out that I had been in my current job (parenting) for over 11 years now, and was due for my own long service leave! I was so pleased she pointed…

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Snow Trip 2022! (Post 1 of 2)

Wow. Just wow. This trip was three months in the thinking/planning/making, and we were rewarded with an incredible experience that the kids will be talking about for years to come, I’m sure. Or at least until the next snow trip they are already planning… When Marian said to me, over Kris & Kate’s kitchen table…

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Measuring Day

I’ve been back to committing to my daily meditation this month, after a few lacklustre months, and feeling like the regular 9-14 minutes of time spent in quiet contemplation, being gently guided by Jeff had actually been benefitting me more than I had realised. I started the “daily trip” on the Calm app with Marty…

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Stuff’s been happening

We’ve had visits and parites and all sorts of fun things happening around here in the last few weeks, and it’s nice just to have a record of it to look back on the smaller stuff as well as all of the big events. Like a lovely visit from Julius’ Fairy Godmother Hayley from Rockhampton….

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Julius is 5!

Oh my heart. This kid is just the greatest. He is kind, has the loveliest manners, makes me laugh every day, loves music and singing and has all the dance moves and then some, he adores his brothers and sister and loves being around people. He gives us kisses and cuddles at every opportunity and…

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Mother’s Day 2022

Aaaaah Mother’s Day. It has been a bit of a mixed bag for me over the past decade, but the last two have really come through with the goods, and all from very simple pleasures. Last year was really amazing and special and ended up being very healing for me. This year, we had a…

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This is reality

A little while back, after a night away from my kids, my free time was coming to an end and I’m not going to lie, I was not exactly looking forward to coming home. I commented to my friend, and most likely audibly sighed, as I’m apt to do, “I guess it’s back to reality”….

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