Ice Bar

Yesterday I visited Melbourne’s Ice Bar. For those of you that are not familiar with the Ice bar, let me elaborate. The ice bar is a bar like no other where the temperatures are a freezing 8 degrees below zero. Where everything is made entirely of ice. The seats, the tables, the ice sculptures, the entertaining ice hockey table, even the glasses where the cocktails are served are made of ice.

In order to be able to stand to be inside the ice bar you need to be rugged up in these super warm water proof ponchos, wearing ski gloves and ugg boots.

It was a really fun night, like no other. We had dinner in the quaint little Inuet restaurant next door which was just as lovely, lots of different flavours, nice ambience, and finished off the night at the Lindt chocolate shop sipping on mocha and eating yummy macaroons.

Almost makes you wish the weekend didn’t have to end, doesn’t it?













My teenage son asked me today if I knew what a vine was? Of course I do, it’s what grapes grow on, I replied, to which he just rolled his eyes in disgust and muttered “gee your sooo old mum”

Thanks son.

Turns out a Vine is a six second video!!

According to my good friend Google, a Vine is a six-second video app that’s owned by Twitter and the idea is to create quick, easy and interesting short films to share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and the world at large.

Ah teenagers they are such a constant source of wisdom aren’t they?




I am loving my boxing class! Never in a million years would I have ever picked myself as someone who would enjoy boxing and yet here I am. Boxing makes me sweat more than anything else, more than Zumba (which I also love), more than jogging, more than the 30 day Facebook AB challenge. Boxing makes my shoulders and my legs feel stiff. The day after my first boxing session I could barely pull my jeans up. Yet despite all this the buzz, that feeling of exhilaration that I get after each session makes it all worthwhile.

I am lucky that the mixed session that I attend is filled with really nice people, everyone of them is lovely and helpful and just adds to the whole positive experience. If you are looking for a fun (please note I use the word fun loosely make no mistake boxing is extremely hard work) and liberating form of exercise than you must give boxing a try.

High school uniform fitting

My baby girl had her uniform fitting today in preparation for high school next year.

I can’t get over how much she has grown!! Where did the time go? It’s like I have blinked and she has blossomed into the most beautiful young lady.

She tried on two dresses and both were enormous, she is only a little petite girl with the tiniest waist. The dress we settled on will most definitely need to be shortened a fair amount but at least it fit her well.

It’s a funny feeling that I am experiencing today, it’s kind of like pride, excitement , amazement and hint of sorrow all rolled into one.