10th January 2016

Today, my darling Ralph, you insisted on waking me super early in the morning by whispering “wake up now mummy” continuously in my face.  I love that you are so persistent and don’t give up even if you do have to drag me out of bed by my ankles…..

We woke up to an unusual grey summers day here in Perth but it was a nice break to take a morning walk along the beach without melting at 7:30 in the morning, which turns out is also the same time and place that all of Perth’s lycra wearing fitness addicts do their daily exercise. I happened to be the one counting all the ships/ surfers/ dogs at the top of my voice….

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on being grateful

hello my blog, hello my friends that read my little blog!! oh how i’ve missed this little space that is just mine.

it may be the 4th, well it’s now actually nearly the 5th,  but better late than never hey?- so the happiest of new years to you all- i hope you’ve had an awesome time doing all the things you love with all the people you love.

last night was the first time in ages that I was home alone and  it felt like total luxury after a busy few weeks of holidaying, epic car journeys, entertaining visitors and general christmas busyness so it seemed like a perfect chance to catch up with you before either Big D returned from the movies or his folks returned from their evening out; instead I went to bed ridiculously early and snuggled the little man- not exactly riveting stuff to the start of 2016, but hey ho it’s all about lifes simple pleasures!  Continue reading

8 things you need to know on becoming a fifo family

when i say becoming a fifo family takes a little of getting used to i mean that in the most obvious sense. because, of course its going to be different, there is someone missing from your family for weeks at a time! and if you don’t feel different, then i guess we have an altogether different kinda problem on our hands….

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^^^Ralph practically jumping for joy over Big D’s return^^^

In the two weeks that Big D has been away my head has been full of mush, just the usual run-of-the-mill mush but i have really been struggling to process my thoughts which is annoying, I’ve been falling in a worn out heap tucking myself into bed at 8pm but on the rare occasion I’m not absolutely knackered i have been watching Absolutely Fabulous from the beginnnig (which is still as ace as ever) whilst getting a little drunk on the sofa (after drinking a whole glass of wine-so cool i know!!!) but here is a little bit of what i have learned about the fifo life so far…..

1. you will hear strange scary noises as soon as you switch off your bedside lamp. of course you instantly think that axe murderers are waiting outside your door so you do what any one in your situation would do….hide under the duvet (or just sleep with the light on-those axe-murders will think you’re an insomniac!)

2. you spend most of your bedtime routine doubly, triply checking that all the doors are locked and you may or may not choose to leave some booby traps in the shape of a two year olds toy trucks on the floor by the doors. If those axe-murders do get in they will get really sore feet. If it worked in Home Alone….

3. you can’t blame your other half for zooming through all the loo roll or the wine or the chocolate stash- oopps sorry Big D!

4. even though you have a huge bed and dream of sleeping like a starfish when your partner is home you will probably still just stick to ‘your’ side once they are gone.

5. you will surprise yourself how easily you slip into your new solo parent routine-oh yeah you can just call yourself Supermum. I’m one step away from wearing a superwoman costume 24/7…..

6. you can eat whatever you like. Im a big fan of crunchy vegetables, quinoa and anything cooked from the Honestly Healthy cookbook whereas Big D likes his vegetables cooked to their soggy death, potatoes with everything and meat, lots of it…..

7. you think Skype is the best invention ever. especially at Ralph’s bedtime and especially when Big D can recite the Gruffalo from the start….

8. and when have those days that feel like are never ending just think of all those extra frequent flyer points and start planning a mega holiday!

but the best thing of all, is for sure the return! Welcome home Big D xxx

Sultanas up a nose and my obsession over Winter

So yesterday was eventful!   It began with me turning into a lingering coffee shop/ typing away on my laptop annoyance waiting for Big D to finish work when all I really wanted to do was flop into bed after an insane vinyassa yoga session at Power Living early that morning – oh my goodness talk about a work out and a half, but alas i couldn’t because I  locked myself out of the house. AGAIN. It’s times like these when I really miss not having close friends round the corner so I could  just rock up and flop into their beds!  And the day ended with a $90 trip to an out of hours doctor to remove a sultana that Ralph had managed to lodge so far up his nose we couldn’t even see it anymore…..ah the joys!! Continue reading

Ralph’s most favourite toys (at two years old)

This week started with some super soggy stay indoors kind of weather which always makes me anxious. What are we going to do ALL day? Ralph and I are both the stay outdoors all day long kind of people and the rain really buggers that up- there is only so many wet puddles you can jump in before your socks get soggy and you want to go home (that’s usually me!)
Anyways i’m getting slightly off track….being nearly 2 and a half its fair to say Ralph definatly knows what he likes when it comes to toys and it turns out that some of his favourites are some of the toys he’s had for ages!!

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what i missed the most

Uurrghh what a night. Ralph has been full of the flu which by automatic default gains him all night access to the big bed…..and no one got a decent sleep until this morning, after Big D left for work Ralph decided he was ready for sleep and as i’m typing to you now Ralph is snoring his little flu filled head off which he should have been doing during the night instead of asking for storybooks/ trains/ diggers every 30 minutes or so.

But here i am getting off track, i havent spoken to you in such a long time and the first thing i tell you is about our rotten night’s sleep! To be honest i’ve been spending the past few days recovering; I finished my first month long teaching prac on Friday- hurrah! Continue reading

Winter is here

 

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oh my! last time i wrote ramblings on my blog the sun was still hot, hot, hot, i was in my twenties, i was wearing my saltwater sandals to death, (if you don’t own a pair i seriously recommend you buy some-they are THE most comfy sandal in the world, but i do think it has cemented my transition to generic mama-form?!!) my coconut oil wasn’t a solidified rock in the pantry, we didn’t have the winter blankets on our beds and I’m pretty sure my brain had space somewhere amongst all the daily crap i think about to take on more than one thought at once.

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