Category Archives: winter

Freak hail storm in Melbourne

There was a freak hail storm in Melbourne today, made everything look like it was covered in snow. It’s suppose to be spring not winter what the???






Girl bonding

Today I spent the day with two of my most favourite people in this whole wide world my mummy and my big sister. We hit the shops for some retail therapy. It’s what I call girl bonding at its best.

I couldn’t think of a nicer way to spend a quiet Sunday, the last day of what has felt like a very long winter. Tomorrow Spring, my most favourite season will be here, bringing with it l hope, lots of sunshine, beautiful flowers, fun and happiness.

I hope that everyone in the blogosphere has had a lovely weekend.

Bring back the sunshine

I have had this feeling of impending doom for quite a while now.  No matter what I do I just can’t shake it.  The weather here in Melbourne is cold and wet and miserable and it pretty much sums up everyones mood of late.

 I have one friend grieving the sudden loss of her husband. One friend coming to terms with a terminally ill nephew and now the possiblity of fighting cancer herself.

My mother-in-law is unwell, my father-in-law is showing early signs of memory loss. Dexter is still not better, I took him out on a test walk yesterday and  even though we only went around the block by the end of the walk he was limping.  

Then today the icing on the cake was when one of our most difficult clients ever called this morning and created chaos in his usual arrogant and loathful manner.

This client is a pathological lier, he starts off all nice and friendly and the minute things dont go his way, he turns into this horrible bully who tries to intimidate and abuse with his vulgarity.  The mere mention of his name is enough ruin our day. In the span of half an hour he called 7 times this morning.

I am hoping that the weather is what is causing this  bad feeling  and that once the sun is back warming us with its happy rays, this feeling of doom will dissolve.

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 😊😊


Winter sports


Winter is my least favourite season of the year. Cold dark nights and wet and windy days are not my idea of fun at all.

This year winter appears to have set in earlier than ever. Technically we have only just embarked on the last month of Autumn, and yet it already feels like hibernation time. In a another life I could totally have been a bear. The whole idea of sleeping through winter appeals to me on so many levels.

Unfortunately most boy sports are actually winter sports, so tonight I will be braving the elements as I sit and wait for my son to finish his soccer training. Once he is finished I will rush him home only to pick up the other son who also has basketball training tonight.

Luckily last years Mother’s Day gift from my daughter was a cute travel mug which I plan on taking along with me tonight. I think a nice steaming cup of tea is just what is in order.

The winding road


Driving on unfamiliar roads can be scary at the best of times, but when you add rain, and pitch blackness and speeds of up to 100 kilometres into the mix well then you are just in for a hell of a scary ride.

Funny how the drive up during the day never seems quite as bad. Is it age that makes night driving more harrowing? or could it be the idiots who are in such a rush to get to their destination that will tailgate so closely behind you, that you fear if you have to brake for some reason that they will smash right into your car?

I think things do get more scary the older one gets. You appreciate how much you have to lose now, where as when you were young you had no idea, no fear, and no worries. I much preferred it back then, I probably would have been one of those people in a hurry to get to where ever it is they are going.

Seriously though we are literally in the middle of nowhere, where are these people hurrying to get too? Have they never heard of the saying ‘ make time to smell the roses’ ?

Today the sun is shining again and the light of day makes everything appealing once more. It’s time to hit the road and see just where it will take us.

School Holidays, I love them


I love school holidays! I love that for two glorious weeks three times a year you can just forget about homework, and clarinet lessons, basketball practice and indoor soccer games. I love that you can have dinner at 7pm at night and go to sleep at 11pm.

Even though its winter here in Australia, school holidays are still great and the relaxed lifestyle of the holidays always inspires you to do so much more. These school holidays we have been catching up with friends that our everyday hectic timetable does not normally leave us much time to catch up with. We have been trampolining, we’ve been to the movies, we’ve had a few nights out at restaurants and we have seen our team reign victorious at the football.

In fact it hardly feels like we have been home at all, and yet we don’t feel weighed down by the every day mundane routine of school, work, homework, sports, dinner and bed.

I know that some parents don’t like school holidays but I can honestly say that I have no idea why. The only thing that could possibly be better than school holidays as I see it, is summer holidays, 6 to 8 weeks of holidays right in the heart of summer. Glorious sun filled days at the beach or the pool, hanging out with family and friends it’s fun fun fun galore.



2013 Winter Blanket Appeal


Animal aid animal shelter in Coldstream in Victoria is hosting a winter blanket appeal to try and get as many blankets as they can, and other warm bedding for the animals at the shelter. If you can help in anyway please do. They are always in need of donnas, sleeping bags, sheets etc in fact the only items they cannot take are pillows and mattresses.

During winter the temperature in Victoria can drop as low as minus -4 degrees, please spare a thought for all the animals sleeping outside at the shelter, your contribution could help to keep them warm.

For a list of drop off points and all other information please check out the animal aid website .