Tuesday, 3 September 2013

List 33 - best and worst of winter

We wrote about the best and worst of summer earlier in the year so now it’s winter’s turn.

The best things about winter:
·Rainy days make good excuses to stay home and watch movies and read books
·  Get to wear my awesome knee high boots!
·  Get to snuggle up under my quilt at bedtime
·  Cuddles with the kids are nicer than when it’s stinking hot
·  Eating hot food – there is nothing like a nice warm lasagne or hot soup on a cold day (and you can hide the extra kilos under those thick jackets)

The worst things about winter:
·  The cold (obviously) – needing to wear thick jackets everywhere
·  School drop-offs/pick-ups in the rain
·  The dark - often leaving home for work in the dark, leaving work to go home in the dark (it’s just dark more often)
· Feeling lazy – less motivation to get up, exercise and eat well
· Mud – often gets trampled through the house

Linking up with Deb at Listmania.

Sunday, 18 August 2013


 "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Hunter: As part of his sharing Hunter had to show a photo of him at a playground - we met up with my sister and her kids at the school near their house. Hunter enjoyed climbing!

Savannah: Having cuddles on the couch with baby Anne. We had been to the markets and got a new dress for baby Anne.

Linking up with Che and Fidel

Friday, 16 August 2013

List 31 - topics brainstorm

This week Deb has asked us to come up with 5 or more topic ideas for future Listmania's. So here we go:

  • Musicals we have seen (or would like to have seen)
  • Sports/activities we did as a kid
  • Current hobbies
  • Something to do with jewellery - what do we own? Pieces that make you feel special/have sentimental value
  • Photograph of our typical look - what types of clothing do we usually wear (weekday/weekend)
  • We did what we like about Summer (or Winter depending on where we are from) - given it's now the opposite season a follow up of what we like about Winter would be great!  

Linking up with Deb at Listmania.

    Monday, 12 August 2013

    List 30 - Favourite board games

    I always enjoy a rainy day staying inside playing board games. Favourites from my past include:
    The Game of Life – I didn’t own this game so always wanted to play it when we visited friends who had it!
    The Babysitters Club – I loved this as I loved the series – but others weren’t so keen to play with me as I knew the books so well it was hard for me not to win!
    Canasta (card game) - spent many nights playing this one with my Mum and Grandparents when visiting them

    Games I play with the kids (6 and 4 years old )
    Hungry Hungry Hippos
    Connect 4 (but usually Savannah likes to just take turns putting the coloured circles in – no connecting 4!)
    Monopoly (with Hunter)
    I look forward to playing more board games with them – I might introduce family games nights!

    Linking up with Deb at Listmania.

    Sunday, 11 August 2013


     "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

    Hunter: After attempting many sports which just haven't been "his thing", Hunter has started in Scouts. He is in the Joeys. In his 5th week he had his Investiture Ceremony. We now have a uniform and badges to sew on.

    Savannah: She is big enough to make her own breakfast and choose her own clothes!
    Linking up with Che and Fidel

    Friday, 9 August 2013


    "A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

    Hunter: Even though he is nearly 7 it's still fun to make a mess with dinner!

    Savannah: Pretending to listen to music with Hunter's headphones!

    Linking up with Che and Fidel

    Monday, 5 August 2013

    List 29 - Songs that tell a story

    I have a few songs in my past that meant something to me!

    Queen - We are the Champions - this one we would belt out in the car - my Mum, my sister and myself on the way to netball matches - and definitely for finals! Got us pumped!!

    Tiffany – I saw him standing there  – I loved this one when I was in school – I remember my Gramps made me a tape of the album (Tiffany) for my birthday (and I’ve now gone to google to find out more and are remembering all the cool songs she sang that appealed to me at 10 – I think we are alone now and Could’ve been) – He had somehow copied it to the tape and made the cassette cover for me. I didn’t realise it was a Beetles song at the time so was a bit confused to the mention of the Beetles – but I loved the tape he did for me.

    Toni Pearen - In your room   – I loved Toni Pearen in E-Street so was of course in love with her song. This was the first song I bought on CD. I used to come home from school and play it over and over and over!  

    There was a song which got me through the loss of our baby- and I can't for the life of me remember which one it was. I know it made me cry but also made me feel better. I've narrowed it down to either Angel - by Sarah McLaughlan or Fly by Celine Dion. Both beautiful songs!

    Bryan Adams - Summer of 69 – Hubby and I really loved Bryan Adams and Summer of 69 was our favourite. We went to a few of his concerts and he has such great songs. We didn’t think Summer of 69 was suitable for our bridal waltz so we had I’ll Always Be Right There by Bryan Adams instead.  Such great words!

    (This was the only clip I could find that wasn't a cover - not sure who the people are)

    Linking up with Deb at Listmania.