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1 more sleep

So this is it, only 1 more sleep to go until I am getting on a plane with the Bear and heading back to Blighty allbeit temporarily.

I am very excited about going back and seeing everyone but am seriously stressing out about being on a plane for 24 hours, just me, the Bear and a pregnant belly. I have prepared somewhat, someone mentioned that they wrapped up little cheapo gifts to open at will on the journey when their little one was getting loud/bored/naughty. So I have well and truly taken that advice on board! He’s going to think it’s Christmas! I’m also aware that I am possibly sending out the wrong message i.e. giving him a pressie when he is naughty. Oh well we’ll deal with that one when we are not 25,000ft in the air encased in a tube of metal!

Behold my bribes!

Behold my bribes!

Packing is still not done but I am getting there slowly but surely, slowly being the operative word.

It is going to be a busy old time when we get back to the UK getting round to see as many people as possible in the relatively short time we are there, so I apologise in advance if we don’t get to see you.

I also, of course have the small matter of the 2013 MAD Blog Awards ceremony to go to. For those who don’t know, I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Most Entertaining Blog category, and am going to an all singing all dancing awards ceremony on 20th September when I will finally find out how I did . . .Eeek Wish me luck!
MAD Blog Awards

Right I have to go, lots more organising to do before I finally get to my bed.

See you soon . . .


365 days in pictures (and some words)

This week is a week of 1sts.
I’ve had a 1st blogiversary, my gorgebag nephew had his 1st birthday and now today is my 1 year anniversary of touching down on Aussie soil to start a new chapter of my life in Melbourne.

I remember this time last year well, it was very busy one.

Gorgebag nephew decided to cut it so fine with his arrival that he finally came into this world on the very same day I flew out to Australia giving me just a few hours to rush down to see him in hospital before heading straight to the airport and jetting off to a land Down Under Read more…

Fiji Baby – South Sea Island

We have just spent the most amazing week on holiday in stunning Fiji hence the radio silence for a bit. I want to tell you all about it right here and right now but there is so much to say that I think it is best if I split it into bite size chunks (and also so that I can relive it some more each time I write a post).

Fiji is made up of a little more than 322 islands, and of those islands there are only around 110 or so that are inhabited.

As I am sure you can imagine given that we were there for just 8 days, we didn’t get to see all 322!

We were based in the Fiji main island and our resort was on Denaru island, we did get the opportunity however to leave the luxury Read more…


Since 2013 started we have had a steady stream of visitors to our adopted home of Melbourne. First it was Big Sis, gorgebag nephew and mum, swiftly followed by husb parents and currently we have little brother (L-Bro) staying at our ranch.

L-Bro has been particularly keen to make sure that while he is here he has a different experience to that of my mum and sis. With that in mind, over the last few days we have been putting together a jam packed itinerary for his whistle stop tour of Oz, (a tour which he assures me won’t be the last). Highlights inlcude, the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Sydney, Wineries, Ramsey Street, the comedy festival, and a whole host of other things. None of these we have actually got round to doing yet but rest assured people they are locked in to the agenda.

It has been really lovely so far having L-Bro here, just like with our other visitors it has been really nice to show him around and for him to see our life here. I must admit, I did get a little bit emosh earlier today and being the caring sharing type, I thought nothing wrong in telling L-Bro that it was really lovely to have him here and that I loved him.

A lovely sibling bonding moment you’d think.

His response?

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Criminal Behaviour

I pulled into the parking space and waited.


“Before I begin, I need to tell you that you are not obliged to say anything at this point, but anything that you do say can and will be taken down and used as evidence in a court of law”

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