Thursday, April 30, 2009

I've been interviewed!

Chantelle from fat.mum.slim interviewed me for her everyday everybody series and it's up on her blog now!

Quite exciting really, and I had to think hard about some of the answers!

Go and check it out if you wanna!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Advice to my younger self.....

I had the most fascinating and eye-opening conversation with an old school friend yesterday, in which I discovered some very interesting things about our relationship back then which would have been very different if we knew the things we know about each other and the world in general now, and whilst lying awake last night, I was thinking - what advice would I give my younger self?

If you can put aside the obvious time travel restrictions and the serious creepiness of facing 'yourself' at a different time in your life......think with me......what would you say?

To my 10 year old self: "I know that moving to New Zealand from Australia seems like the end of the world, but you WILL cope, and you will make some fantastic friends who you will still be friends with in 20+ years (and that's not old you little smart alec!!)"

To my 15 year old self: "Live a little - study isn't all there is, the world is a big place and you need to learn world smarts as well as book smarts. And that boy does like you, be brave!"

To my 20 year old self: "Okay, enough with the living - slow down and smell the roses! You are burning the candle at both ends and the sides and you are going to crash!! Take one thing at a time and solve it, don't try to be everything to everybody - you can't please everyone!! Oh, and your body is fantastic - don't put yourself down - you won't be this skinny for a long time!!"

To my 30 year old self: "Being single is ok for now, the right man is coming along all in good time. Take time to be you. Get back to what matters - family and friends - reconnect yourself"

I'm only 34, but that seems like good advice for my younger self at those stages - now to find out how to time travel!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The project is revealed!!

The project I alluded to a while back.....can now be revealed.

Drum roll new (additional) blog!

Go check it out if you want to!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


It's raining today, and normally I'm not a huge fan of rain, particularly when stuck indoors with a very active toddler, but today I'm grateful. I'm in a stay in comfy clothes inside, just relaxing with a cup of soup kind of mood and thankfully Sophie is happy to play with her new train set while I tuck into my new book.

It's the small things that make me happy! She's happy, I'm happy, the garden is soaking up the lovely rain - the world is a lovely place today!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

The egg hunt!

Sophie had been ill last week (gastro - yuk!) and thus I wasn't sure how she would go with her first ever Easter egg hunt, but I thought I'd give it a go anyway. Daddy distracted her while I raced around the yard putting eggs and little bunnies out for her to find.

She was a bit confused at first, but quickly got the hang of it and was racing around squealing with delight every time she found something - saying "look, look, look!" and then naming the colour of the object. It was very cute.

My mother-in-law had sent her an Easter basket for the collection of Easter eggs and Sophie's eggs are stored in this as we eke them out so there is not too much crazy sugar high behaviour!! There was quite a haul!

I think she was pleased with the outcome of the hunt!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ticked another item off the list!

Today, I did #5 - planted a garden with my daughter. It was so much fun. We dug out the old garden from a half barrel, then went to the garden centre and I gave her pretty much free rein to choose her own plants. I think she did a lovely job too - the colours all coordinate nicely. I also planted baby carrot seeds, and lemon thyme for a sensory experience, and bought a cute little green watering can. She is so proud to water her little garden, and I think it will be a lovely thing for her over the next little while to watch the seedlings come up and then eat the carrots!

Here is our efforts:

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Happy Easter everyone!!

I am currently snacking on a hot cross bun, fresh out of the oven, that I didn't even lift a finger to make - thanks hubby! Yummy! Daughter is asleep on the couch, so I thought I'd do a quick post to wish everyone a happy Easter, and then get started on my new book.

I hope everyone is having a safe and family happy easter, not indulging in too many chocolate eggs!

In our local town, we have a Jazz festival, so might check that out tomorrow...

And I will post photos next week of Sophie's easter egg hunt in the backyard - too cute!