G’day possums! (Guess who?)
What’s happened to January? Where’s it gone? I’ve been saying to Chris for weeks that I was looking forward to catching up with everyone again, and now suddenly it’s nearly February!! Aaaaargh!!
So Happy New Year!! And how are you all? Did anyone happen to see the Sydney fireworks? They were pretty spectacular this year – friends of ours went down to the harbour to watch, which we weren’t brave enough to do with a two-year-old! It gets really crazy down there - people start camping out a day or so in advance, to get a good spot, which basically means sitting around in the baking hot sun! We actually spent New Year at a friend’s place – very casual, we did the Aussie thing and had a barbecue and a swim, which was great. There were some people there who we hadn’t seen for ages, so it was really nice to have a proper catch up.
Well, a few things have been happening since I was last in touch – I’ve got a new job, which is great fun but very full-on; I think it’ll be better when I find my feet. And my little boy has started preschool! He’s going 2 days a week, and he’s starting to get used to it; the first day he wouldn’t let me go and I ended up spending the whole day there! (Fortunately, I came prepared and brought something for lunch!) The second day he was much happier and I left after half an hour – the only thing was when I got home and saw all his trains all over the floor (yes, Hyoshil, Thomas the Tank Engine!) and he wasn’t there playing with them and I got all emotional … I guess that means when he starts proper school I’ll be a hysterical mess!! At least that won’t happen for another few years so I have time to prepare myself!
Talking of time, my wonderful husband has taught our boy a new phrase – “time is money”. You can laugh, but when we’re in a hurry to go out and Owen’s standing by the door with his hands on his hips going, “Come on Mummy, time is money”, it’s not so funny! I think Chris is starting to regret it too, now – Owen’s started standing outside the bathroom when Chris is inside and yelling it through the door!!
Here’s a picture for you – this was taken just before Christmas, and we were making Christmas cake. My Grandma always used to make the Christmas cakes in our family, and this year I asked my mum to send me the recipe so I could have a go, and it worked! I was a bit dubious – I didn’t think any Christmas cake could be as good as my Grandma’s, even one made to her recipe, but it was pretty close. It was also huge – it took us about 3 weeks to eat it (not a problem for me, I love Christmas cake!).
Anyway, it’s getting late, and I’ve managed to make myself hungry (why do I always end up writing about food?!), so I’ll say bye for now – I’ll be back again before the end of January (and I do mean this year!!) … Owen says hello to all the cheeky monkeys out there who might be reading this (actually, he says “time is money”!) …
full-on (adj) - busy, stressful
to find your feet (expr) - to get used to something
dubious (adj) - doubtful
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