You know it’s cold on the Sunshine Coast when…

It’s cold right now, or in locals terms, F**KING FREEZING. Seriously, it’s under 20 degrees which means it may as well be snowing. In fact, it actually did snow in part of the state overnight! But that’s right at the bottom of the state, and inland – not coastal Queensland, and not anywhere near where I am.

Right now it’s just under 13 degrees with an “feels like” temp of only 7 degrees. It’s going to be a cold morning for sure.

I’ve just gotten my son to bed, and decided that I’m going to bed too. As I write this I’ve helped myself to a hot chocolate, put the heater on to take the chill out of the air (I’m only going to run it for a few minutes) I’m in my flannel pjs and I’m under the doona. My hands are still cold but I’ll be cuddling my hot chocolate soon enough. [...]  read more

April update for the 2018 52-in-52 list

I had a cracker of a month when it comes to my 52 in 52! I started the month with 35 items remaining, and as it stands right now I only have 26. That’s 9 in one month, hells yeah!

Let’s go through them.

Join a mother’s group

When I was pregnant my hubby and I did an antenatal class to prepare ourselves for the birth. After that, all of the girls in the class stayed in touch. We were all first time mothers, and it was helpful to chat with others going through the same process.

Well, just recently we’ve gone from more of an online discussion group with the odd catch up to becoming more of a mother’s group., starting with organised a fortnightly catch up taking turns hosting at our houses. The babies play, the mother’s debrief, and we all enjoy ourselves. [...]  read more

Sock sock shoe shoe, or sock shoe sock shoe?

A while ago, a friend and I were having a chat. She asked me how I put on my shoes and socks – specifically in what order. Thinking I was just doing something logical that everyone does, I replied:

Sock – shoe – sock – shoe

She agreed with me, but then pointed out that apparently we’re quite unusual. It appears most people put socks on first, and then shoes.

I googled it, and found that yep – we’re the odd ones. But isn’t it logical to do it our way? Why put your sock down if you’re just going to get it dirty on the floor? If you’ve already got that foot propped up putting on a sock, isn’t it more efficient to put the shoe on straight away as well? [...]  read more