Archives: January 2010

beach holiday

It’s become something of a tradition to head down to the Gold Coast each year for our family holiday. Things are a bit different this year, Mum and Dad sold the house at Bilinga and bought a unit a few blocks further north at Tugun. Keeping the kids entertained and semi-quiet (so as not to annoy all the other people in the unit block) was challenging to say the least!

I managed to get some action shots of the boys having fun on the sand dune out the front of the unit

At the end of the day, there were some very tired little monkeys!

derby derby derby

If I’ve spoken to you any time in the last 5 months or so, you would have to know that I started training to play roller derby last year. Let’s face it, I don’t talk about much else most of the time!

We (Sun State Roller Girls) have had a break from training over Christmas/New Year, but we’re back at training now (as of Wednesday night). And OMG, how unfit am I after the break?? Let’s put it this way, I think every muscle in my body hurts!

Despite putting my life on the line over the break skating outdoors (hills, oh how I hate hills!) which resulted in awesome injuries like massive bruises, and this brilliant example of concrete burn, I have definitely lost a lot of the fitness from last year! Oh well, hopefully it won’t take as long to get back into the swing of things as it did when I first started.

It’s good to be back though, I really missed it over the break. Not just the exercise part, but the opportunity to get out and socialise with other people, and to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t call me Mum! (yes, school holidays are driving me a little insane!)


Scary as it sounds, I’m officially the mother of a teenage girl!
Help me!

(OK, maybe over-reacting slightly)

It really doesn’t seem all that long ago that R looked like this.

Now she’s bigger than me!

Anyway, Happy Birthday beautiful girl!!

prelude to chaos

It’s probably not a good idea for me to start another blog, it’s not like I’m very ‘good’ at keeping up to date with the one I already have! But, I’m going to do it anyway. I’m surprisingly keen on having my own space to collect random thoughts.

Don’t expect anything profound!

So here we go, 2010 is a blank slate, where will we go from here?