Thursday, March 3, 2016

Reconnecting

Today I read my blog.

It was like reconnecting with an old friend. My blog reminded me about the good old days, it made me laugh, it made me feel good.

I'm going to spend more time with this friend.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Port Macquarie - Tacking Point Lighthouse

I love to catch a sunrise, the alarm going off at 5am can make it rather painful but it's all worth it.

We spent a week in Port Macquarie and I was keen to test out my new camera. I headed to Tacking Point Lighthouse to watch the sunrise.

It was beautiful and serene.

One of my New Year resolutions is to watch a sunrise once a fortnight.



If you look closely you can see a cruise ship crossing the sun







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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Christmas 2014

This year we hit the road and spent Christmas with the in-laws in Port Macquarie. We spent just over a week and a half indulging in beach visits, day naps, wine and laughter.

Christmas day was so relaxing. Cold meats and salad. Lots of Pressies. Lots of Christmas Bon Bons!! Lots and lots of Christmas Bon Bons. Flynn received a wonderful gift from his Aunt and Uncle - a retro tricycle!!
















Friday, December 19, 2014

The Seasonal Scoffer



I've made a few decisions about what I put in my body. I'm not referring to inanimate objects, I'm talking food!!!

Over the last few years I've become a bit fat. About 25kgs fatter than I should be. I attribute this to feeling rather sad about miscarrying babies. My response to grief is to shovel food down my throat. Of course I'm not talking kale or carrots, nooooo I wasn't reaching out to scoff dehydrated zucchini chips and grain free granola. I'm talking shitty, sugary, fatty chocolate with a rather large side of salt & vinegar chips!!

I knew it was wrong and was a bit embarrassed about my shoveling, so I often did it in the solitude of my bedroom, when no one else was around.

Things had become pretty fucking ridiculous! Not only did I have to keep buying clothes the next size up, but I couldn't fit them in my cupboard or dresser, because of all the wrappers!! I also kept getting woken by a mouse who was scurrying and rustling, trying to eat the crumbs. Odds are he would've left hungry and disappointed, as I'm sure I would've licked everything clean!

When I cleaned out my dresser drawers, amongst loads of chocolate and chip wrappers, I discovered the evidence of 2 completely devoured boxes of chocolates, complete with last years Xmas wrapping paper. These were meant to be gifts for someone else and it's something I was guilty of every year!!!! If you've ever received a box of chocolates from me, chances are it's the second or third box I've had to purchase because I'd get overcome by temptation and I'd unwrap and eat those chocolates!!

The cupboard and drawers were not the only hiding places for discarded wrappers. I found under the bed a Tupperware container filled with coloured foil. Aaaah Easter 2012!!! - I'd eaten a big bag of Cadbury mini eggs. Can I just say that those mini eggs are bastards and if you are an experienced scoffer you'd understand how painful those mini eggs are to unwrap!! They are no good when you are after a good quick scoff. I guarantee I've eaten just as much foil as chocolate!! Look out if you have fillings in your teeth!!


Did Lord Daa Doo know he married a scoffer? Yes I'm sure he did, but it was unspoken. He would've seen the chocolate around my mouth and heard the rustling as I ran from the pantry to the bedroom with a suspicious looking chip shaped bulge down my pants, or boobs the shape of a family block of Caramello chocolate.
It was unspoken. He was too polite to mention it. Well maybe not polite! He was scared!! Would you confront a crazy screaming woman with chocolate streaked on her face like war paint who is high on sugar, artificial colours AND flavours ??????
He's a smart man!


Anyway, I've made a decision and have said no more!! I've started a journey of eating foods that nurture rather than punish. The good news is, I've lost 8.5 kgs so far and am starting to feel great!

This Xmas, I've promised I will not unwrap and eat the gifts.

Have you ever opened a gift you bought for someone else in order to eat it? Are you a scoffer too?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It was only a minute!

I took him to the park. I only took my eyes off him for a moment. It was just one little sneaky glance at my phone, how much trouble could he get in?


It was only a minute, I promise. When I looked up this was the trouble he got in!!




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Friday, December 5, 2014

Something Undie-scovered




As a result of some high pitched nagging, Lord Daa Doo has grudgingly been doing some maintenance in our back courtyard. He decided to clean under the deck.
 
He discovered a long lost burial ground.  


He found old rotten leaves from a tree that was removed 3 years ago. He found a stash of long lost dog toys, their squeaks forever silent. He found clothes pegs, that will never clamp clothes in the sunshine again.  

 The most unique find was about to be discovered.....
 
I was on the lounge, busily and importantly refreshing facebook for the hundredth time when Lord Daa Doo called and asked me to come outside. "Whaaaat is it??" I yelled back, annoyed that I was being disturbed doing important work and would more than likely have to lever myself off the lounge.
 
I went outside, and squinting in the sunlight,  saw Lord Daa Doo holding a pair of rotten undies on the end of a stick.
 
"Eugh!! What have you been doing getting your undies off outside?" I accused.
 
"They're not mine" he replied
 
"Well they're not frigging mine" I screeched.
 
We stared silently at the undies for a while. Looked at each other, then looked back at the undies. Looked at each other. Then it clicked.
 
Our neighbours!! The Serial Hot-Tubbers!!  In a moment of marinating, they must have discarded their underwear, and somehow those filthy undies ended up under our deck!!
 
It wouldn't be the first time we discovered discarded clothing. I recall a previous Sunday morning after our neighbours had enjoyed a big night of hot tubbing with their friends. I was traumatized when I looked out the kitchen door to find a pair of bathers flung over our fence, crotch side up!!!
 
As you can see I was so horrified that I had to capture the moment! The photographic evidence clearly shows that these swimmers were dirty, discarded and flung in a moment of hot tub action! 









Now I'm not sure if these were intended to be some sort of lure to entice Lord Daa Doo and I to join them for a night of hottubbing......
 
 What's the most horrific thing your neighbours have flung over the fence
?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Steam Sniffing Sunday



On Saturday as I was pottering in the yard,  I could hear the sound of a steam train tootling and chooting for most of the day. There is something mysterious about the sound of a steam train, it's steam-filled wail is haunting and invokes feelings of adventure and child-like excitement. I grew up near the Zig-Zag Railway in the Blue Mountains, so for me, the tooting reminds me of a carefree time long-gone. long long long gone........

I opened up the Internet machine and googled like a crazy trainspotter that had been snorting the purest coal steam. My googling internet machine told me there was a steam train running all weekend from Newcastle to Port Waratah and it was the last time a steam train will depart from Newcastle Station before it is closed.

My son loves trains, so I used him as an excuse to get packed, drag the family out, and get my arse on a stream train and sniff the soot!