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Friday night


After a lovely dinner with the girls, it’s nice to come home to a quiet house, the kids fast asleep, hubby happy watching the cricket.

Time to snuggle up with my beautiful DT and catch up on what’s been happening in the blogosphere. Happy Friday every one.

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?












74 Sleeps till Christmas

Today Melbourne put on its most glorious weather yet, it was a stunning 29 degrees!! My children took advantage of the warm weather and hit mum and dad’s pool, braving the cold water they had fun swimming and splashing around.

But it would not be Melbourne if the weather stayed like this, so as you rightly guessed tomorrow it is going to be a chilly 15 degrees, wet, windy, nothing like today at all!!

Feels strange that we are so close to the end of another year. The race to wrap things up at work and at school has begun, everything seems to be about the end of the year and all the events leading up to it. With only 74 sleeps till Christmas I can’t help feeling a little bit of panic knowing that there is still so much to do.





Smile it’s Friday

I love Fridays!!! No matter how many times I say it, it just won’t be enough. Fridays mean casual dress and lots of fun at work. Fridays mean takeaway food or going out for dinner. Catching up with friends and family. Fridays are homework free. There is wine on Friday nights and sometimes like tonight there is a romantic chick flick on. Friday brings with it the promise of a much coveted sleep In. What’s not to like? If I had things my way everyday would be Friday.


So much to be thankful for

Today I am thankful for many things. I am happy that I have my beautiful
little car back and it looks better than ever, in fact it looks brand new again. (Unfortunately this shiny clean look won’t last long knowing my kids, but for today I am happy to have it back).

I am thankful that it is Friday which means the working week is over and it’s time to enjoy quality time with family and friends.

I’m thankful that the freak hail and storms seem to be behind us and the sunshine is back for the weekend.

I guess the only thing I am not thankful for is Telstra – our telephone and internet provider. We have been without a phone line and most importantly without internet access since Monday and it really is driving us a little batty, the kids are fighting more because they are bored and my iphone has already used over half it’s allocated monthly usage something that never ever happens.

Still I’m thankful that I have my iphone so I can still read all the blogs I enjoy so much.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

A weekend in Sydney

Today I am in beautiful sunny Sydney, away from the freezing cold weather of Melbourne , taking in the sights of this gorgeous city with my brother and sister.

This has become something of a tradition for us now, once a year the three of us get away for a fun filled weekend. It’s a great chance to catch up and enjoy each other’s company while exploring new places.

We visited Darling harbour and the gorgeous Chinese garden. We saw Alphie the giant inflatable turtle whose presence in the harbour marks the beginning of the Undersea Art Exhibition held at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Artist BJ Harvey hopes that his thought provoking creation will spark conversation and debate about the health and longevity of our reefs. Alphie’s arrival marks the beginning of the Undersea Art Exhibition held at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Tonight we are off to the infamous Star casino.

Happy Friday everyone πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€





Need to get motivated

Well it’s Sunday night again here in exceptionally chilly Melbourne and even though I had a relatively quiet weekend planned, I still didn’t manage to do any writing. Arrrggghh

For some reason I just wasn’t at all productive this weekend. Maybe it’s cause I’m fighting a cold, and feel a bit tired, or it could just be because it was sooo cold, I’m sure I could come up with many more excuses if I tried.

The weekend was not a total waste though, I did manage to rearrange my boys bedroom, and make the most awesome dish that the gorgeous talented Elaine from Foodbod shared and it was just delicious! And I completed the 30 day Facebook Ab challenge.

So all in all it was not a bad weekend, unfortunately I will need to get motivated to get back to writing, my column is due on the 11th July so I have less than two weeks to put it all together, but it is school holidays now which means a lot less running around and a lot more time for writing. Have a great week everyone 😊😊