Category Archives: parties

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.






Another year older

Another year older, I would like to be able to say wiser, but somehow I don’t think so, I may be forty five now but I still feel like I did twenty years ago, of course I wish I still looked the same but alas no. I spent the day celebrating my birthday with the people I love most in the world, my family. The sun was shining, everyone was relaxed and happy, there was champagne and nice food, what more could a girl possibly ask for?

I have really been thoroughly spoilt with many beautiful birthday messages and presents from my amazing friends and extended family. My mum outdid herself again and made me the most decadent chocolate birthday cake, unfortunately we were all too full to enjoy it, but I’m sure tomorrow the girls at work will be happy when I take in left over cake to share.





Any excuse for a party

Harry’s soccer coach is turning 50 on the weekend and to celebrate he is going on a child free holiday with his wife to Port Douglas.

The moment I heard that the coach was having a milestone birthday near the end of the soccer season I began planning how the boys could help to make this momentous occasion even more special.

Together with the team manager we arranged to have some photos of the team framed for the boys to present to the coach, and we set about planning a mini surprise birthday party.

Tonight our plans all came together in what can only be described as a great night.

All the boys helped blow up balloons and decorate the table in preparation of the coach’s arrival.

There was lots of cheering and party poppers, lots of food and cake but above all lots of fun.

This has been Harry’s first year of soccer and thanks to the coach and the boys it has been the best experience.

Sport isn’t just about honing skills and playing a game, it’s about making connections and building lifelong friendships.




Birthdays are great


Feel very humble tonight and very blessed!! Today is my birthday and I have been pampered and spoilt and generally been showered with so much love and so many beautiful presents I feel thoroughly spoilt and very very lucky.

Forty four is just a number, sure it’s a relatively large number but I don’t really mind. You are only as old as you feel, cliche I know, but you know what, I don’t care. I’m happy and healthy, I have an amazing family and some really wonderful friends, I’m doing what I love, and as I write this post I have my loyal dog Dexter on one side of me and my trusty gorgeous cat DT on the other side. Yep I’m one lucky girl!!

How much is too much?

My daughter attended the most amazing birthday party yesterday. It was a rock star themed party and the birthday girls parents went all out to make everyone feel just like a real celebrity.

The day began with a walk down the red carpet, followed by a recording session of their very own CD, then there was a break for food, which was followed by a photo shoot, and then at 6pm the Limousine arrived and took them on an hour long drive around the suburbs with a visit to McDonald’s, before finally arriving back at 7pm.

Every girl received a copy of the CD they recorded and memories that will last a very long time.

Here is the thing though my daughter is eleven years old and this was an eleven year old birthday party. After this every other party will now pale in comparison, so this got me thinking just how much is too much? Are we overdoing it a little?

As amazing as this party was, it was I believe a little over the top, especially for the age group of the children. If children are out riding in limousines whilst at primary school what will they be wanting come high school. As parents we are already working longer hours to be able to afford to send our children to good schools, to buy them nice things, to offer them as many opportunities as we can, but there always seems to be more, more that they want, a newer gaming console a flashier phone and on and on it goes as we as parents try to cater to all their needs their whims and wants.

Maybe though its not about giving them all they want, maybe it’s about teaching them to be thankful for what they have regardless how much or how little that may be. Maybe we should be trying to teach them more about giving and less about taking, more about helping others and making a difference in the world for then they will become true stars and their light will shine bright for all to see.