Smashing it!

And just like that, it’s time to get organised for school. These summer school holidays have gone fast and I’m a little sad about that – and that’s the first time I’ve ever admitted that! I’m not sure I’m ready for the madness of school/sport/extra curricular/ social calendars to kick off again. While Australia had extreme weather conditions unseen of before, and while the kids understood what was happening, they went about their school holidays making memories and enjoying what they could. Continue reading

Gifts that teachers want!

Teachers. I admire them for taking on my children and hundreds of others six hours a day, five days a week, up to 40 weeks a year. They deserve a Christmas gift and so much more! It can be hard trying to think of the best gift that isn’t underwhelming or cliché so I’ve put together a list of ideas based on feedback from parents, students and teachers over our four years at primary. Do you have other ideas you would add? Continue reading

Domestic goddess I am not

I’m not a domestic goddess and never will be. I’ve come to accept that and I think my husband is slowly coming around to it, even if its 17 years later! I do, however, like to keep a clean home with everything having its place – a clean and tidy home definitely keeps my mental health in balance. And as much as I’d love to have a cleaner come in and do a deep clean and those unfavourable chores, I’ve always thought the money was better spent elsewhere. Continue reading

Weird and wobbly at Sea Life

Winter is here and there is so much happening in Sydney at the moment. We decided to have a family day out and made our way to Darling Harbour to see the light festival and visit Sea Life. We all like different things at the attraction from penguins to sharks and dugongs to jellyfish so it’s a rush to see who gets their favourite animal first #itwasntme . My favourite part is the Day and Night on the Reef exhibition – the weird and wobbly jellyfish are just mesmerising and calming! For the month of June there’s also a great activity for kids with glow-in-the-dark activity sheets and a fun-fact trail that leads to a Jellyfish Garden. Continue reading