Category Daily Life

The Mid Year Bump

I shouldn’t have thought it, I just shouldn’t. It was only a few weeks ago I thought to myself, this year is going ok. No major dramas, a bit of sickness (colds/coughs) but nothing to really complain about, we are doing ok.

And then this happened…

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The image doesn’t really do it justice, it doesn’t look terribly bad, but it was bad enough to write the car off. I had just dropped the big kids at school, turned down the road to my house, and stopped and indicated to turn into my driveway, a large truck was coming the opposite way so I thought I had better wait for it to pass, and then BAM! an almighty crash. Heath screamed in fright, “where’s the kids” I think he thought they vanished in the smash. I screamed and cried in shock. Within moments my next door neighbours were by my side, the driver of the other vehicle was comforting me and a lady who was driving by (a nurse) had pulled up to help. I have never been in an accident before. I was pretty shaken up, but at least we only had to cross the road to get home. The ambulance came, and the police and checked us both over. Heath went back to playing Mario on the DS and seemed quite disinterested in what was going on around him.

Everyone was so helpful and kind, my car was towed away, never to return (boo hoo) but thankfully we had my in laws car in our driveway as we were trying to sell it for them, so we were not out of a vehicle. Ive had a bit of whip lash since, but it is getting better, Heath was fine, back to his normal self although giving me a few more cuddles and kisses that day. We got a new car (read car loan) as insurance paid up the bare minimum and not a cent more (thanks for 15 years of service, au revoir). So obviously with all that happening (that week was a write off, sorting out insurance, MAIB claims etc) then getting a cold the following week hasn’t allowed me much time to post any images I have taken. So since the accident we have had…. A birthday

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Book Week

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Can you guess who they are?

Trips to the park

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A couple of day trips that require their own blog post because I took way too many photos…

Our bump in the road also included a second accident and also a lens dropping incident which required repairs, so they say things come in three’s right..? That should do it for this year then!!!

Retro Kitchen Renovation Part 2

Hooray I am so excited, we have almost finished our retro look kitchen.  We have completed the painting and floors.  The only thing left is to put up some new blinds and arrange my artwork, and build a shelf inside the fireplace opening.

My husband is a qualified floor coverer so he did the floors last weekend in a day.  I am very proud of what he has done here, it has come together perfectly.  I know he wasn’t so sure at first but he is happy with it.

Kitchen Renovation
Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

and just a little reminder of the before

New house

Growing Up

 

 

 

 

Its scary when your children think time is moving fast.  When I was a child I though hours went for days, and days went for weeks.  I took these photos over the holiday break at Scamander, on the East Coast of Tasmania.  Someone commented to me that she looks so grown up, and she does.  She still hates having her photo taken but sometimes I can convince her to be my model and she will have a little fun with it.

When I opened the photos to edit them I realised, she surely isn’t little anymore and time is just going way. too. fast.

 

“PRESSES PAUSE”

 

Daddy and Daughter

You know you've got...a bad attitude

Camp 2014/2015

Camp 2014/2015

Camp 2014/2015