The things we do for our kids

Moody’s Dad got his ass kicked out of his rental a couple of weeks ago, he apparently hadn’t paid his rent on time repeatedly and so no surprise they declined to renew his lease. As a result he asked if we wanted to borrow his couch. I figured win for me because I can put off buying one for the play-room, and win for him because he can get a smaller storage unit. The downside of course is that he is now renting a room in a share house. Moody is 12, sleeping on the floor of his fathers room every other weekend isn’t really a great option. So now Moody’s Dad is parking his ass in the play-room every other weekend or so to spend time with Moody. Fun times.

But all in all it’s a small sacrifice and at least he is respecting my space.

Last Friday there was a lights show in the city where we live. I took the kids out on the second last night of the show to see what it was all about and got some pretty good photos. Dad has given me his old DSLR Canon 500D which is a great beginners camera. So I figured 2 birds, one stone.



They had a pretty good time and aside from being worried the whole time that I was going to lose one of them in the crowd so did I, which is always a nice coincidence.

Aaaand I disappeared again!

I am so sorry. Life got ridiculously busy and I knew I wanted to write but completely ran out of time, repeatedly. So things are ticking along nicely here. Although study is taking over my life, we listen to lectures in the car, in bed, while I’m cooking, while I’m in the shower I study for hours a day and I still feel like I’m behind. I am constantly exhausted from staying up ridiculously late studying… but I am enjoying it for the most part.


The down side is that the house is suffering (I will do housework Thursday, today is literally a pop in and reassure anyone who is reading that I haven’t died) and I feel like I am constantly forgetting EVERYTHING. Which is the reason why I will be reviewing one of my most favourite apps of all time this week… probably tomorrow in fact seeing as it is related to housework (unfortunately no it doesn’t remotely control the iron, vacuum cleaner and mop).

As for settling in we are slowly getting  there, I have met a few ladies at the local school which is nice and a few at the gym which is also nice. Really though I need to get out and socialise at some point… although that will have to wait until I’m not studying quite so much…. or until I have holidays or something…

Anyone else being swallowed whole by the requirements of study? Any efficiency tips?

Long time no internet

So we have just moved and we are loving the new house. I am positively itching to show our new house and the progress that only moving can give you on your housework (2 weeks in and my kitchen is still clean!). But more than that to show off some of the gorgeousness that is our new home town and our kids enjoying it! But for now I am going to content myself with a couple of photos and a promise to update you all ASAP.