Saturday, November 13, 2010


So we have been in our new home for 5 months now. I think we are settling in ok...the kids are enjoying school and kindy and have made some friends. Josh is very much looking forward to going up to Year 1 next year and Lachlan is VERY ready to head to Prep next year. They will be in the same class as its a Prep/1 so I hope that it goes smoothly both for them and their teacher.

I have joined the local band called "Court in Session", as we practice in the Court House. We have a drummer (the Sgt here), 4 guitars - 3 teachers and 1 of the hairdressers and me on the keyboard. I am enjoying it and getting better each practice.

Now i thought that being in the band might get me some more friends....not that i joined for that reason but I thought it might help. But it hasn't yet.
So here I am....alone on a Saturday as the husband is out of town for work and feeling quite sorry for myself.

I thought I was making some tentative friendships but maybe i'm not. This week has been hard. Its hard seeing other people have lunches out and me thinking...i wonder if i'll get to do that one day....its hard listening to people talk about parties going on and wonder when i'll get an invite myself. Its hard.

I know we've only been here a short time and we'll be here for a lot longer and that by the time we leave i'll hopefully be saying goodbye to some good friends. But in the meantime it sucks.

So a friend of mine suggested that I take the initiative. So I am going to plan my own party...a ladies something. And maybe from that some friendships might be made. And maybe the other ladies might feel more comfortable in inviting me to something of theirs. Its worth a try anyway.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Back again

Well here I am again...its been awhile.

So we have made the big move to Tambo and I am enjoying it here. It is so different from the Big Smoke..we walk everywhere here - to school, kindy, the shop, the PO.
This might even help me get a bit fitter and healthier....but not if I keep eating a packet of clinkers a day!! (yep i ate a whole packet yesterday...must've been the cold, rainy day)!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Change is in the air

Well I am back...It has been awhile since I have blogged on here as we were on holidays. But now I am back...with some news. It is exciting news for our family, a great opportunity. We are moving. Way away from all our friends. To a town called Tambo, 800 or so km's from where we are now, nearly in the middle of QLD. Its a small town, with about 450 people. So it will be a huge change for us all.

So on this my first day back after 5 weeks away from friends I sit here and am feeling a little sad, a bit scared but still excited about what will come in the next few weeks. I have only about 2 weeks left here till we move.

I will miss my dear friends that I have made since we moved here nearly 3 years ago. I am so glad that internet and phones are around these days, along with Paypal, online shopping and Australia Post!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Our Holiday

Here is a link from our driving holiday to Perth. We are nearly at the end of it...we have travelled around 12000kms in 5 weeks. Crazy. We are ready to be home again but have had an amazing time away, this country we live in has some spectacular scenery. God has certainly created a special place where we live.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Well the holidays are fast approaching...and for me...its not just the school holidays.

We are off on an adventure!! A very long adventure!!

Yes some might call us crazy, but we are heading off on a driving Perth. read correctly...from QLD to WA..with 3 children...towing a camper trailer!

And you know what!! We can't wait! It will be so much fun.

This is our camper trailer set up in our backyard.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Update on my son

So we are having a breakthrough at school!

No Time Out and no points lost for 3 days in a row!! How exciting! The teacher is relieved and I am too. Hopefully he can keep it up....

We have told him there is a treat for 5 days in a row.

So...any ideas?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

That feeling.

You know that feeling you get when you suddenly think you have taken on more than you can chew? Well I got that feeling.

So I have decided to postpone my Tupperware career until June, when hopefully life will be slightly less crazy.

And after making that call....I felt so much I could breathe again. Ah.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Check out Scurrette!

Oooh I love a giveaway so head on over to Scurrette's Blog and check out her totally devine clothes!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My new adventure

It's the T word.


Yes some might say I'm crazy, but I'm giving it a go. I am looking for something else to do and this seems like a good thing to try. Time will tell. I am actually quite excited by it.

So...if anyone is after Tupperware give me a call!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Son

Well here we are on Day 11 of Prep and what a ride so far. On Day 9 I got a call from his Teacher to chat about his behaviour. Imagine my reaction then when I arrive at school to collect him and am told that he spent the last session in the Principals office with another boy.

Wow....I felt sad, upset, embarrassed and totally at a loss with my parenting skills.
It's days and weeks like these that I struggle to like my son. Yes I love him...but at the moment I am finding it hard to like him. He can be such a charmer sometimes, kind and helpful...but all I see now is the naughty him...the tired, tantrum throwing boy who is rude to his mother. And he's only 5.

I don't want him to end up as the child who is left out at school because the other kids don't like him, or missing out on parties because they don't want him there. I need to like him more...and in liking him more...I am sure I will love him more too and when i love him more........ it just goes round doesn't it.

So how do I like him more?

Today was Day 11 and it was better at school today. The teacher said you could really see that he was trying all day and only got Time Out once in the afternoon. So that's a start.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Dentist

Well my morning was meant to be spent doing some washing and cleaning up around the house but so far it has not happened!

No...instead I have been spending money...far too much money.

All because of a trip to the dentist. I lost the back of my wisdom tooth this morning and luckily for me (I think) I was able to get in straight away after I finished the Prep and Kindy run. So an hour later with a numb cheek and lips I am home, with a much lighter bank account. Gah I hate dentists.

So .... my house is still a shambles this morning after all my good intentions. Oh well...there is always tomorrow!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Welcome to The Shamble Inn

Welcome to The Shamble Inn. My very first blog. I named it thus as it is a very good description of my life in general most days! I am not sure what will be blogged about but I have a few big and exciting things that will be happening in my life this year which will keep me busy and therefore I am sure give me lots to post about.

I am a very busy wife and mum. I have 3 children...Boy 1 (J) is 5yrs old and has started Prep this year. Boy 2 (L) is 3.5 yrs old and is at Kindy. Girl 1 (C) is nearly 1 and is just a delight to have at home. I am sure you will get to know my3lovelies very well over time.

I like to bake, read, sew, eat.....but not clean. I hope to show you some of my creations soon.