Big Pineapple: Luca’s first train ride

Recently Luca has been obsessed with trains, or in Luca language, Toot Toots.

He has a Thomas train that he got from a show bag last year, and he loves it. That train has been a lot of places. And occasionally we’ll watch an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine on Netflix. Speaking of which, did you know they’ve changed the theme song? I was devastated, the original was such a classic!!!

After watching him play with Thomas yet again, this week I randomly decided I wanted to take him on a train. Not just any train, a proper train train. Not just our metal cage commuter trains. Ideally it would have been the beautiful Mary Valley Rattler, which I have never been on but would love to one day (bucket list).  [...]  read more

Doing my bit to help change lives

I had an interesting conversation with a friend the other day. She was dealing with the devastating blow of her daughter having recently being diagnosed with Leukaemia. We were talking about how she was going, and what she and the family needed for support.

Since breaking the news to family and friends, they had been inundated with offers for assistance. They were so, so grateful, but what my friend pointed out is how all of this doesn’t really have any effect on the end result. At the end of the day their daughter still has a fight on their hands, and no progress has been made towards fixing that issue for good.  [...]  read more

Reading watching writing listening

For something different I thought I’d share what I’m reading, watching, writing and listening to. And if you have anything you want to share, why don’t you post a comment about it? I love to hear what everyone is up to!

Reading…

At the moment I’m just starting on a brand new book, inspired by an evening out with family. It’s called Trace: who killed Maria James? It was written by Rachael Brown, a notable Australian journalist. We saw her during her book tour where she talked about the crime, and all the aspects involved. [...]  read more

Drowning in washing

As a mother, there are times that you dream about the time of BK. Before kids.

I think back, and I look at all that carefree time that I had…..wondering how I could have ever taken that for granted.

You know what I’m talking about.

The washing.

Right now there are piles of clothes to be folded all over the couch. And the spare bed. And our bed. And in baskets waiting to be washed to join the other piles.

You guys, my son is not even 2 yet. His clothes are tiny. So how the hell did we suddenly go from washing a couple of times a week to full baskets every single day. Where the hell did the clothes come from?!  [...]  read more

Strawberry Fields family fun day

Today we went strawberry picking, and it was so much fun!!

The local farm had a family fun day, so on top of the usual fruit picking they also had a ton of activities and food/drinks to enjoy, including:

  • Jumping Castle
  • Rock climbing
  • Face painting (huuuuuge line)
  • Little electric jeeps
  • Soft play area
  • Swings and cubby house

They had a ton of food there. The hubby and son both enjoyed strawberry ice cream today, while I had a chocolate covered strawberry. So good.

I didn’t capture a lot of the activities because there were kids, and well, filming around kids doesn’t go down well. But take a look at the video – we’ll definitely be back next year! [...]  read more