Plot twist (looking to 2020)

Stolen from my friend’s instagram account – thanks Rou

It’s probably a bit early to start writing this year off, but hey, if people can put up Christmas decorations then I can start thinking about the new year. Right?

I was so keen to just consider 2019 a bit of a crap year, but there are definitely some highlights. There’s also some lows for the year, and I’m trying to not let them overshadow the highs. But on a whole, I’m ending this year in a bit of a negative mood.

So – plot twist! I’m looking towards 2020.

The highs

There were a few already, and I’m sure there’s a few left to come for the year.  [...]  read more

I’m alive…I promise!

Oh, hi world! I’m alive, I promise!

I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since my last post – that feels like forever!! I’ve got two posts half written at the moment, that I’ll get around to finishing…eventually.

I’ve had such a crazy busy few months, it’s been sheer mayhem. I’ll do a quick summary:

  • I completed my first half marathon (video recap coming…one day)
  • I swore off running after that
  • It lasted only a couple of weeks
  • I restarted running to participate in another event for my run club, and over the space of 10 days walked/ran just over 190km.
  • I also managed to injure my knee in the process
  • I then swore off running again for a bit to recover
  • I’m already picking out my next training program and events
  • Luca turned two!!!
  • We had a party for him, which I then realised I had invited nearly 90 people
  • I swore off birthday parties for Luca ever again
  • I don’t know how many actually came but we had a great time and it was so wonderful to see everyone (he is so loved and we are grateful!!)
  • I then wondered what we’d be doing for his birthday party next year (will I ever learn)
  • I managed 30 something…..(35 maybe?) days without binge eating
  • I relapsed from sheer fatigue and overdoing things
  • I’m struggling to get my mindset back into the game again….that ol’ battle
  • I’m also getting over another cold…urgh

They’re the big ticket items from the last few months anyway. It’s been quite an exciting time for sure.

My free time at night is limited, so I’m not making excuses but it’s just been hard to put my blog above everything else.  [...]  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