Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The End.....& The Beginning....

This week marks the end of an era for me.....with miss 5 starting school it will be the first time in over 16 years that I will be without little ones at home.

Today miss 5 and I went for a little outing to the shops.  Whilst we were there I couldn't help but think that this would be our last little shopping adventure alone and I was a little bit I am now typing this!!

But then I remembered how little shopping adventures quickly become big shopping nightmares!!  How no matter how many times I tell miss 5 that we will not be buying everything that she sees miss 5 proceeds to ask for everything she sees.  How refusal by miss 5 to go in the pram or trolley will undoubtably see her wanting to be carried 3 minutes into the shopping.  How a trip to get milk with miss 5 can bring on a migraine!!!  How getting miss 5 into the car for a trip to the shops can take 30 seconds one day but 30 minutes the next.

So perhaps it is time for moving forward.....

I am hugely exciting, somewhat terrified and a little bit sad all at once about the year ahead. So many times over the years I have fantasised about this time!  That first day when all the girls were in school...would I go for a hot chocolate, perhaps lunch with hubby, maybe back home and into bed.....  In reality the first half day will be spent taking miss 14 to dentists appointments.....not quite how I imagined it....but that pretty much sums up life here!!

So this is the year when I have said I would keep up to date with paperwork and business activity statements, lose weight, organise the house, clear out our storage unit, discover a little bit of 'me'.....  Guess I have no more excuses now hey!!

So here's to the end of an era and new and different times ahead!!!


Friday, 24 January 2014

Holiday Snaps !!

Now that 2014 is well under way and the start of the school year is less than a week away I am taking a moment to reflect on our family holiday before it becomes a distant memory overrun by the chaos of everyday life....

Here's a little overview of our 12 days in take a look if you too are feeling the need for a little bit of 'calm before the storm'....

I love holidays.....absolutely love them....I wish they lasted forever !!!!!!!!