Girls just wanna have fun

Two weekends ago, it was our boys mid-year Golf trip, which us ladies are invited to (lucky us yeah!).  So we headed off to Melbourne for a night kid free.  We enjoyed pre-dinner drinks and then headed for dinner with everyone, even had a boogie afterwards.  Lost, but did not find any money at the Casino and then headed back to our hotel in the wee hours.

In the morning, the boys headed off for Golf, while us ladies had the day to ourselves.  It was nothing exciting, but I tell you, it was one of the best days I’ve had in a while.  No clock watching, lingering lunch, strolling through the city streets and shops.  And if you are me, pretending like you are someone you are not, that you belong here in this amazing city.  The weather even held off for most of the day, blue skies and fluffy white clouds…..until of course we walked out of Myer and it to what seemed to be a different world, people scrambling with umbrellas as the grey descended upon the city.


We chatted, we laughed, shared stories and maybe even a secret or too.  Did a spot of people watching, which I love!  We didn’t once have to answer to “Mum”, which in itself can be quite liberating.  We sat at the Lindt Cafe (which I didn’t even know existed – how the HELL did that happen??) and indulged ourselves.

Before we knew it, the boys were ringing us, wondering where we were and if we were ever going to pick them up (this NEVER happens!).  And although our day consisted of nothing spectacular, it actually was!

Above is a terrible photo of some of the girls, all of us on our Iphones trying to work out how to get to where the boys were.  This was also the point where there was lack of communication when I said “Meet me out the back girls so I can follow someone” as my Iphone map wasn’t working.  After more than 5 minutes waiting in my parked car, I realised something was amiss, rang my bestie who informed me they were well on their way.  Initiate *freak the fuck out* on my behalf, as I hate city driving, didn’t know where I was let alone where I was going and had no friggin map.  *Calm* ensures when I realise Nav-bitch is in the car, followed by another *freak the fuck out* because stupid Nav-bitch wont connect to satillite.  Back on the phone to bestie who starts giving me directions, she obviously forgot I’m a visual learner and none of it made sense!  Nav-bitch finally clicked in, got me there safe and the bonus ……. I didn’t have a panic attack AND it was a good/funny story to tell (I guess!).

Bel x

The upside down Blog?

This blog is nearly ten months old, ten months!!  I started this one to fill in my time while Phoebe napped, and use it as my creative outlet.  But it seems my Blog is a little upside down, or back to front, or inside out, but whatever way it is, it’s a little different.  For most Bloggers out there it seems that their friends and some family don’t read their Blogs, or even know that they have one for that matter.  Me on the other hand, most of my readers at the moment are friends of mine.

I blog mindfully, I would never intentionally hurt anyones feelings on here, I talk mainly about me and my family.  I don’t write sensational posts about extremely debatable topics, and not because I don’t have an opinion, but I know I have thin skin and know that it may cause backlash that may upset me.  When I go to work, sometimes people will say something about my weekend, or Phoebe and I have to stop to think how the hell they know that……. but then I remember that they visit here!  I like that my friends read, visit and comment, and that maybe here they get to see a different side of me.  Hubby knows  I have a blog, he’s heard people mention it, I’m not sure if he really knows what it is or what I actually do here though!

I eventually want other readers to visit here too (I have a couple that already do), to join my little community of friends here.  I’m not sure how I am going to do it, I’m not sure at all.  I read some awesome blogs out there, who have thousands of visitors and a loyal community, and may even make a little money doing what they love.  But I just want the community.  I’ve seen it on Twitter, and it’s awesome how supportive, loyal and friendly everyone is.  Maybe one day I’ll have that too.  But until then, I’ll just keep writing on my little backwards blog!!

Bel x


Winter, some love it, some hate it! I would be a lover, that is, if you took away the mud, the puddles and the drizzling rain. I don’t mind the cold, not one bit (the wet, that’s another story). Winter means:


  • Our fire roaring all night long and a toasty house when we wake.
  • Snuggles on the couch.
  • Lingering mornings in bed.
  • Jumpers, scarves and beanies.
  • More nights in instead of nights out.
  • Visits to our caravan and walks along the beach (we don’t go much in summer, too busy).
  • Sleepovers in the lounge room.
  • Hot chocolates with marshmallows.
  • The crisp morning air.
  • Reading books.
  • Hot baths.

Are you a lover or a hater of Winter? What does it mean to you?

Bel x

Tidbit Tuesday

Tuesdays, where you get to learn ‘stuff’ about me!

1.  I wish I could make pretty things, like quilts, but I don’t really know how to sew!  If I ever have another bub, I have already teed up an ex-students Mum to teach me how to quilt.  I have a sewing machine, I want to whip it out on the holidays and try my hand at bunting, I’ve Googled easy ways to do it, I hope it is as easy as it looks (god-bless Google!).

2.  I feel awkward when I open presents, but don’t be misled, I love getting pressies, who doesn’t?  But I hate being the centre of attention, all eyes on me, how should I react?  Weird, maybe?

Bel x

Sugar, Soft Drink and Tea

Last week I downloaded and started reading Sarah Wilson’s, ‘I Quit Sugar’ e-book which was prompted by chatting to a friend who decided to give up soft drink after relying on it a little too much. Which got me to thinking about how much of it I actually drink too.  The book was an easy read and an interesting one too.  But if anyone knows me, it’s pretty possible that I will never be quitting sugar completely!!  I’m starting off small, early last week, I gave up soft drink and have since only had two glasses of zero (the first one I enjoyed at the movies, the second I thought I needed with Mexican, but the enjoyment level was not so much!).

I’ve also eliminated any fruit juices, so all I have really been drinking is in fact water and a milk in the morning with my breakfast.  Suprisngly, I’m finding it easier than I thought.  But now, as I try to tackle my next, biggest hurdle of cutting right down (to almost no) chocolate, I need another vice!!  In the book, Sarah talks about tea drinking and how it helped her through the really hard stages.  So I’m on to it.

I am a plain jane kinda girl, I’ve only really ever had normal tea, with a dash of milk and some sugar (which I’ll also cut out).  So last night I put out the call on Facebook, what tea do people recommend I try.  Wowee!!  The response, I never knew there were that many avid tea drinkers out there.  And then they put me on to T2!  Woow Baby!!  Not sure whether to thank them yet for this or not!  I’m a little overwhelmed by how much is out there, and then all the pretty tea pots, which of course I must have!  Today though, I will venture to the supermarket and try some of the ones that were recommended by friends, once I decide if I like, looks like a shopping trip for the good stuff!

Have you given up something?  And if so, did you replace it with anything?

Bel x


Tidbit Tuesday

Tuesdays, where you find out ‘stuff’ about me!

1.  I’m a visual learner.  There is no point you telling me directions to a place or giving me measurements, it seriously goes in one ear and out the other, no matter how hard I try!  Draw it for me or show it to me, and then I’ll know what the hell you are talking about.  It frustrates hubby who is a plasterer, he’s all about the measurements.

2.  When I was little, I was terrified of the wind!  Who am I kidding?  I still am.  If it’s night time, and it’s windy and I have to put the bins out, you’ll find me sprinting down the driveway.  It’s more of a fear when I’m outdoors and it’s night, not sure what it is, but it creeps me out.

Bel x