Tuesday, 8 April 2014
We got home, I opened the door and immediately noticed the beautiful flowers above. I let out a very excited "You got me flowers!!" and gave James a massive hug. I then cried a bit.
Today is my birthday, and it's probably the most unbirthday feeling birthday I have had. I've been so absorbed in all the work I have to get done for my course (not to mention my Assessor is visiting the centre tomorrow!) that I've not really had too much time to think about the fact that it's my birthday. The flowers are beautiful. I think they will help me feel a lot happier in the next couple of hectic weeks.
Friday, 14 March 2014
Thursday, 13 March 2014
I seriously recommend visiting Taronga Zoo if you are ever in Sydney. You take a ferry to get there, with views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, awesome. Then take a little gondola up to the top of the zoo, again, the views, awesome. Then get to see lots of animals, again with the amazing views. So if you appreciate a pretty spectacular view, and like animals, do go.
We had a gorgeous day out. Loved it to bits. We're planning another visit in June! :)
Friday, 7 March 2014
I also learnt an awesome little tip about Lilies when buying these flowers. If you pull the pollen bits off, with a tissue, when they open you don't get all that horrible orange pollen everywhere. The gorgeous lily smell is till there, just none of the mess. If you pull them off just as the flowers open they aren't as sticky.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Around this time last year I had a few battles with the weather, last time I counted it was Weather 1-1 Katie. Weather obviously did not like this and caught me out today. Above are some photos to let you get an idea of what I saw and what I got caught in. There was lightning, thunder and creepy lightning/thunder combos. I was soaked head to toe. My umbrella was useless. Most frustratingly of all, the storm moved quickly, and was easing by the time I got home. Had I finished work an hour later I may have missed the whole thing. Damn you weather!
EDIT: For photos that a bazillion times cooler than mine, check out the storm on buzzfeed. It really did look that awesome.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Of course, none of these are as good as 'Dumb Ways to Die', who have made a little Valentine's video:
And yes, we do watch WAY too much TV. We are not ashamed.
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Thursday, 6 February 2014
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Evening of quizzes with James
Dinner at the dining table
Panadol (not because of the G&T's)
31 Jan - Oh my goodness! This was such an exhausting day!
The quiet after lots of children have been crying/screaming
A wonderful day with James
That James and I now think two days apart is too much
Getting the whole bed to myself
My supportive parents
Dinner with a friend
James coming home a day early
Super comfy rug - the children are LOVING it
Tickle sessions, when I'm the tickler
The Block being on TV again
What are you grateful for?
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Sunday, 2 February 2014
Yesterday, James and I rented a car and did some shopping at Ikea and Bunnings. I got a rug and plant for work, and we went in to set them up. The room looks SO much nicer now. I am a lot happier. :) We also found the perfect piece of wood to replace the bit that was broken by our dividing wall blowing open and ripping the old piece apart. We also picked up some new flowers for the apartment, James' idea. :)
I have also made some pretty bunting for the Nursery room, some birthday balloons, and flowers to display all the children in our room.
We've also been through most of our cook books and picked out the recipes we love, and watched the whole first season of Suits.
To some, it may sound like a rather mundane weekend, but to us it was pretty perfect. :)
Friday, 31 January 2014
This year is the year of the horse. My year. So I am hoping it's a good one, and hope it is also a good year for the rest of you horses out there! :)
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
This week I am grateful for:
When strangers seem to really appreciate my smile and "Good Morning"
Not being part of the Australian heat wave
Cuddles with James before bed
Not having kids at work and home
Lots and lots of sleep (13 hours in fact)
Gorgeous little shops on King Street
Crispy Pork Belly
Ziggy lunch dates
Reading before bed
The warm glow of the sun as it fills the bedroom on a lazy morning
A productive day
Progress - with children at work
A happy and calm day
Long days - I love the sun being out for so long
What are you grateful for?
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Saturday, 25 January 2014
With Australia Day being tomorrow, I had been looking up anything Australia Day related on pinterest to get inspired to actually do something about it for work. I did not get much inspiration, BUT I found the above cushions which I think pretty much sums up the whole Sydney/Melbourne relationship. I also kind of want them.
The same website had the below, a fabulous Australian puzzle of Australian foods, including vegemite toast, fairy bread and lammingtons. Love it.Make Me Iconic.