Goodbye 2013

FFS FridayKeeping it simpleSo what has been giving me the shits this week ...2013 was emotionally the hardest year of my life ... FFSI went from being a full time busy mum of 4, to a mum of one little toddler ... FFSThe heartache never lessens ... FFSThankfully though we ended 2013 on a high ... No … [Read more...]

Cyclone Sarah

FFS FridayCan hit anytime, anywhere. So what has been giving me the shits this week?I've been worrying non stop about my teens back home in Perth, but I really need to stop it because they are more then fine and I will just give myself Cancer ... NO FFSHow do I know this?Well I'm not exactly … [Read more...]

5 Things I Can’t Live Without

I think this was all storage.Bloody hope so. Our gear arrives from Perth tomorrow. It has taken three whole weeks to arrive, so I'm guessing it's all arriving on top of an old 1970's Ford Falcon ute.I have no memory now of what was sent for storage and what was sent up.All I know is I want and … [Read more...]

Hey Little Girl

Or did he go and leave you all alone?We have been living in Darwin for almost two weeks now, and whilst we love it here, there have been a few challenges along the way.Maggie is not coping so well with HB working 6 days a week and 12 hour days. Most days she's her happy normal self, then others we … [Read more...]

Our First Week In Darwin

We Finally Made It!We have been here a week today, I can't believe how quickly that time has flown by. I feel like the decision to move to Darwin was made so long ago but in reality HB accepted the job just 6 weeks ago. It has been all systems go since then, maybe that's why it feels like a lifetime … [Read more...]

Storage Wars

FFS FridayNot Storage HB. Mofo. So what has been giving me the shits this week?Now that we have moved to Darwin, we are here, we love it and are in a place of zen .... No FFSIt's only been 48 hours though ... FFSThe process to get here over the past 6 weeks was definitely not zen like ... … [Read more...]

Grand Designs

Letting GoThree weeks from today we fly to Darwin to start our new life and the promise of an adventure is just around the corner. But just for the three of us, HB, Maggie and me. Oh how I wish this wasn't so. If you had of told us this would be happening at the beginning of the year we would not … [Read more...]

Moving to Darwin

Darwin Here We ComeIf only I could read the wine deals properly belowActually we were supposed to move to Darwin almost 7 months ago. HB received a great job offer but when we weighed up the financial and emotional costs of relocating 3 teens and a toddler the offer just wasn't worth it. Fast … [Read more...]

Reality Bites

So I arrived home from balmy Bali on Monday night to a bitterly cold Perth.Jesus H Christ.But what an amazing adventure the past month has been!I spent the last few days in Bali with a girlfriend, and we had a ball. Both our little girls are just 4 days apart, and we lived up our child free days. … [Read more...]

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Today, we leave Phu Quoc and our last minute whirlwind adventure has almost come to an end. It's also my Mum's birthday, so a big happy birthday to you Mum, can't wait to see you when we get back xxPhu Quoc is a tiny Vietnamese island where you truly can relaxWhere the bloody hell is Phu … [Read more...]