Sofies on tour: Day 3 (Shinjuku)

This was probably our hardest day of the trip so far…but spoiler alert, things get better on day 4! So excuse the “we’re nearly going to have a break down” facials you see in this vlog. And excuse the dancing, because…..Kelly dancing.

Lots of commentary too, so I didn’t bother with a musical backing track for this one.

Sofies on tour: Japan Day 1 (Gold Coast to Narita)

Hello from Japan!! We made it!! Konichiwa!

I had been dreading the first day of our holiday, purely because it meant 9 hours on a plane containing a toddler. Now that we’re here I’m sure the rest is going to be smooth sailing, or at least I hope so. We can go with the flow a lot more when we’re not packed in like sardines.

Luca didn’t sleep on the plane, but on the whole he was pretty awesome. We used the ipad a lot, but I’m glad to see he used almost all of the other activities I’d packed for him as well. He was very entertained for the entire flight. [...]  read more

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