But what do you do all day?!

I was asked the other day (and I still can’t believe it) what I “actually get up to everyday”.  I was in complete shock and couldn’t think of an eloquent response to put the person back in their box (I had to be polite- they are someone I see regularly). So I guess here is my response, where I know they won’t see it, but here it is anyway! Continue reading

Life Lately; Autumn

What have you been up to? I’ve been busy. Really, really busy.  I know that’s really not much different to usual, but I have pictures to show you for once, so here it is, what I’ve been doing with my time lately.

Something exciting happened to me a few weeks past, I was lucky enough to be sent a Fat Mum Slim FunKit! One for myself, and one to hide for someone else.  I loved playing with mine, 

And had a huge amount of fun with Charlie hiding one for someone else!

Most exciting for our kids was their crazy hair day at school.  Coming the day before the rodeo, I’m afraid I didn’t really give it as much time I could have, but the kids loved their ‘cool hair’.

On top of all that, I was part of the committee of 6 that brought the Mullewa Muster & Rodeo to our town.  The ABCRA National finals rodeo in fact.  A full week of impersonating a headless chook came to fruition, and I think we are pretty thrilled with the seemless event we pulled off!

The bar at night was frantic! But lots of fun, everyone was happy and full of good manners, which is always nice for a bartender!

After getting our kids back from my parents, who look after them every year so we can give our full attention to the rodeo, it was straight back into Mum mode- with a sick baby that kept spiking high temperatures that just wouldn’t come down.  So off we went to the hospital to get a check of ears, chest and throat (all fine).  In the end we (the nurses and the doctor who walked up to check on Charlie after hours- so nice) decided it was simply a virus, and dosed him with both nurofen and panadol and gave him lots of love, he is now back to normal thank goodness!

This was all on top of our ‘normal’ of football training, tennis lessons, school, and dancing- it’s certainly been a big few weeks!

It’s National Volunteer week!

This week is the week we all get the chance to recognise the volunteers that make where we live a better place!  Volunteering is something that absolutely everyone can do, it doesn’t have to be a big thing, in fact often the little things can make the biggest difference!

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a M.A.D evening of Lino Printing

I know countless numbers of people are wondering just what happens when you combine a handful of people, some ink and sharp tools of a lazy Sunday afternoon, so I though I’d spare you a trip to Mullewa and give you a peep.

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A day in the life- Swimming Carnival

Something that I have long toyed with is filming videos about our life on the farm, and while I’ve made a few, I’ve never had the confidence to put one online for friends, family and strangers to watch, but I’ve finally bitten the bullet and made a day-in-the-life video.  Continue reading

Post everything blues- when life comes crashing down

We’ve all heard of getting baby blues (the crying jag that hits like a freight train on about day 3 after having a baby- oh the joys), and the post holiday blues, but I recently returned home- in fact I didn’t even get onto my plane, and was walloped by some post conference blues.  While I knew it was inevitable that I would be going home to ‘normal life’ after a truly breathtaking experience at the Young Rural Women’s Muster (thanks to the National Rural Women’s Coalition), I really didn’t expect to struggle as much as I did.  So I thought I’d share 1) how to deal, and 2) that everyone feels like this sometimes and that’s ok

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The Young Rural Women’s Muster- what a journey!

Here I am, sitting in the airport at 3pm on Wednesday 9th November 2016, having finished the face to face part of my journey with the Young Rural Women’s Muster, hosted by the National Rural Women’s Network- a peak advisory body with a mission to empower and enhance the lives and capabilities of women in regional, rural and remote Australia.  I sit here utterly exhausted, yet absolutely empowered and invigorated.  I have been shown the power and potential I have always held within myself yet never recognized Continue reading