Tuesday, August 25, 2015
A proud Mummy brag moment here this week as Rhiannon won the top prize in the junior division at her schools art show. I couldn't get her to pose for a photo until a friend insisted she get one of the two of us together! Thanks Julie, I owe you one!
Friday, August 21, 2015
Almost 10 years since we arrived in Australia I still find I am having moments where I have to pinch myself. My current job as a nurse has me driving between 7 hospitals scattered around the Newcastle area. There was a function today to thank the managers that we work with in those hospitals and it was held in a gorgeous room overlooking the ocean.
Today was the first really sunny day in ages. Winter disappeared and everyone was out walking and soaking up the Vitamin D. I stopped as I got out of my car and savoured the warmth. Then I sent a selfie to the kids and Byron which was a crazy thing to do moments before walking into the work function. My phone was vibrating with hilarious responses and selfies from them all in work and school which I wasn't able to look at. I ended up having to hide my phone under a table and had a great laugh when I went back to get it at the end of the afternoon!
Saturday, August 15, 2015
With lemons hanging heavy on the tree in the garden I found myself using Google to find something sweet to make for a lazy Saturday morning tea. I found a great recipe for a Lemon Meringue CupCake. The cake batter seems to create a pastry and the centre oozes out as you eat it! Yum!
Thursday, August 13, 2015
I attended a work event this week. At the end as we were tidying up the venue we were told we could take home one of the table floral decorations. The girl I was chatting to was taking hers home to give to her mum. Living on the far side of the world has its down days and I wanted at that moment to be able to casually drop in to my parents home on the way home from work so I could give them to mum. Technology is a wonderful thing and I thought of an idea. I took this photo and went online and sent it to her as a postcard. I know it's not quite the same as the real thing but hopefully it will still make her smile!
Monday, August 10, 2015
Murphy seems to know what time of day to expect the kids to return from school. He used to run to the front door when he heard the low rumble of a bus slow down on the road outside. Now that Sian has passed her driving test she drives in and out of school and Gareth and Rhiannon catch a lift with her. Murphy has given up running to the door as the school bus passes by but seems to now be tuned into the sound of Sian's car pulling up on the kerb instead. Clever boy!
Thursday, August 06, 2015
We love August in this house. It is birthday month for Byron and myself. Too much, cake, too much chocolate, too many glasses raised with friends!
No such thing as "too much" when you are enjoying life.
Here's to many more celebrations together Mr B xoxo