Category Archives: Fun

Barefoot bowls 

We didn’t think we would be trying lawn bowls for quite a few years yet but on Friday night we decided to give it a go, callit a practice run for our golden years if you like.

It was soooo much fun!! I would love to be able to say that we were awesome at it but of course we weren’t. There were some moments of brilliance, and for the briefest of moments we had the opposition worried. But honestly it was such a good night and surprisingly an inexpensive night too.

I would definitely do barefoot bowls again, hopefully with the same group of amazing girls, maybe next time with my family too, now that would be fun.

Why wait for the golden years I say!! 


Australia Day celebrations

Today was a lovely day with family celebrating Australia Day!!

The sun was shining and my sister prepared some traditional Aussie treats.

The champagne was flowing and we had a wonderful time as we always do when we are together.

Guess the only not so good thing is that it’s back to work tomorrow.






School holidays- what happened to having fun??

I have taken a week off work to hang out with my kids over the school holidays and have some fun, but it seems that technology has captured my children and is holding them hostage, because aside from skyping with their friends and playing games on line they do not want to really do anything!!

We have arranged for some of their friends to come over for a sleepover Monday night and to spend the day with us on Tuesday, and we are catching up with some family friends on Friday but aside from that they really don’t want to do anything else.

I should be happy I guess that they enjoy being home but I can’t help feeling like they are missing out by locking themselves away like this. In a few weeks time school will resume again and the carefree days of the summer holidays will be but a distant memory, surely they must want to do more than this?

So tomorrow I have planned a fun filled day for us, and despite the looks of horror I received and the blatant lack of enthusiasm I am determined that we will have fun!!

Too much partying

Is there such a thing as too much partying ? If you asked me last month I would have said “No Way “, but ask me tonight after I have been out every single night this week and I am starting to think there actually could be such a thing as too much partying.

The Christmas lead up is always a busy time of year, it’s a time to catch up with family and friends exchange presents and Christmas cards.

I’m feeling excited but so so tired and there are still 21 sleeps left till Christmas.





Herman the German Friendship cake – finished

Well believe it or not I have managed to keep Herman The German Friendship cake alive for 10 whole days and this morning I finally got to baking.

Instead of making Herman into a cake though, I decided to be a little adventurous and make him into muffins because that way it would be easier to share.

I also substituted the apples, raisins and cinnamon for cocoa and choc chips.

The end product was I am told very tasty , however true to form I did burn my cupcakes but I was able to quickly camouflage that with some choc icing .

It has been a lot of fun having Herman around, and the kids have loved it too. If you are lucky enough to be offered a Herman the German Friendship Cake like I was, take the challenge, it is a rewarding experience one I will remember fondly.