Feb 14 Wrap Up

Yesterday I wasn’t expecting any surprises as The Man & I had agreed no pressies for our anniversary this year.

However, I was secretly pleased when he came through with the goods and I came home to these:

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So in return I cooked him Pad Thai

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And the easiest, yummiest chocolate fudge sauce suggested by Fat Mum Slim

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I also unearthed this little gem in Bam Bam’s kindy bag.

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But the biggest surprise of all was the Wilful One’s announcement that he has a girlfriend in Prep and they are getting married and having a baby!!

Once I got over my initial “I’m too young to be a grandma” panic, I realised I was a little relieved by this news. It’s a big improvement on his original stance on marriage – “it’s too much work so I’m just going to live with you forever.”

Not likely boyo!

Did you get any surprises for Valentine’s Day?

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Née

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Fleeting glance

It was only a fleeting glance but I’m clinging to the promise of blue skies!

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Is the sun shining on you today?

It’s Wordless Wednesday with My Little Drummer Boys

Née

What have we done??

Yesterday we went out to buy some of these…

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but somehow we came home with this instead…

Do you make irrational decisions when it comes to cute fluffy things?

PS. Any name suggestions would be appreciated!!

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Car-Goes

Yesterday I was very sad to say goodbye to a dear and faithful friend.

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But as one car door closes, another much shinier one opens!!

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Showing off my new wheels for Wordless Wednesday with My Little Drummer Boys

Née xx

Happiness is…

New Shoes

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It colours me all shades of happy every time I look at them because they were a gift from a very special person who knows me so well 🙂

What’s making you smile today?

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Née xx

Modern day perils of Christmas shopping

Almost as stressful as fighting for a car park…

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Presents, where art thou?

Are you still waiting on online deliveries for Christmas?

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.

Née xx

Missing from the Menagerie

We’ve lost 3 furry members from the menagerie in the last 18 months. Each time my heart has broken.

Last week our youngest cat, Ollie, just didn’t come home one day. He fancied himself as a bit of a tiger and we think he may have taken on the wrong snake.

He left us as suddenly as he joined us. He walked into our home a bedraggled, scrawny stray and left us as a contented, much loved Puss-in-Boots look alike.  It gives me some comfort knowing that we were able to give him a quality life.

I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that he’s not coming home so today I’m dedicating my not-so Wordless Wednesday to this cheeky furball.

The day he walked into our house & decided to keep us.

 He quickly became part of the furniture.

 He was a great playmate…
…who had to be the centre of everything

Ollie, you were much loved…

and will be very missed xx

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My father-in-law has just bought a boat. Miami Vice style.

Something tells me he will have a little competition for the title “Captain”

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Wordless Wednesday: The Melbourne Edition

For some reason I totally overlooked the fact I had packed my camera so only have a few dodgy iPhone snaps as evidence of my Melbourne adventures.  I’m such an average tourist!!  

We had mostly blue skies and warm weather. Brissie weather is more like Melbourne than Melbourne at the moment!

Shopping  – only 1 day in!

I love taking pics of good meals and this was one of the best pancake breakfasts I’ve ever had (there have been a few). I’m not normally one for mixing sweet and savoury but I tried the blueberry pancakes & hazelnut butter with bacon and that little round patty thing was a homemade hashy – it was a ball full of herby potato yumminess! 

Great coffee in this little cafe and a little eye candy as well 😉

More food – squid ink risotto. Absolutely fan-frickin-tastic!!

View of the Crown Casino from our apartment.

We had one bevy in the Casino. Party animals we are not 😉

Are you a happy snapper tourist or do you get a little distracted like me?

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for a not-so Wordless Wednesday.

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Wordless Wednesday: Mothers Group

One of the few things that makes me smile on a workday is the resident mothers group.

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