Weekend Snaps

We had a great weekend, one of those wonderful unplanned ones that just sort of unfolds. While out and about I was taking photos and managed to snap two that I’ll treasure.

My beautiful gals.


My beautiful kids.


Today mum would have turned 78. She probably would have celebrated with a round of golf. I would have called her and she would have complained that she didn’t like this getting old idea.

This is the last photo I took of mum, it was just another snap at her kitchen table, surrounded by grand kids and family.


2016 Begins Tonight

Here we go again.

Moo and I are off to round 1 tonight. It’s Moo’s first night game so she’s a bit excited, although that’s probably just at the thought of having chips at half time. Not that I’m confident though as the Tigers seem to have gone out of their way to make sure our essential players are injured, but, well, what can you do?

Go Tiges!

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Deck Day 2016

It’s that time if the year. The deck has had it’s couple of coats. The deck around 7 years old now and needs a bit of tlc, one end seems to have come loose from it’s anchors and it’s time to give it its first sand back before the next go round with oil. This being said it would be the best addition we’ve made to the house, one that’s made it feel like a home.

Freshly oiled deck.

Follow Me

I was standing at the start line for parkrun on Saturday when the bloke standing next to me asked “What time are you running?”. I explained I was coming back slowly from injuries and was going around 26:30. He nodded and said “Thought so, that’s what I’m doing and each week I see you in front of me and think ‘if I catch him I’m getting faster’.” Then the horn sounded and off we went.

It made me laugh that I’m the hunted because this is exactly what I do. Once you run a few parkruns you get to know the people who generally finish in front of you and for me it’s become my challenge to peg them back. I was going pretty well last year slowly reeling some in and eyeing off the 24:30 finishers. I thought I must have been the only one who did this. Good to know I’m not alone.


And There Goes Number Two

This morning Moo joined her brother on the ride to school.

After dropping Henry off I waited to see them turn up and she came racing around the corner, grinning from ear to ear.

Two down, one to go.



And He’s Off

Much excitement, and a few nerves, this morning as Bert took to his bike to ride to school for the first time. Happy to say he made it in one piece and had a grin from ear to ear having made sure he rode by his friends who were waiting in the school yard.


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How to get Tony to look forward to lunch.

Say :

  • It’s cheap
  • It’s spicy
  • It’s at Vic Market

My wife knows me too well.

Help Less

Rae is away all this week, busy in Canberra learning new things for her job. She left on Sunday night and is back this Friday. This means I’m in sole parent mode, and I think it’s the longest she’s been away by a couple of days. Things are going fine in her absence and this made me realise something.

Years ago I would have been asked if I need help with the kids. This time, nothing. I’m not sure if this is a reflection on my capabilities as a parent or simply changing times, but either way, it’s a good thing.