Time to Give It Up!!

That’s right.  Today is the day.  I’ve done it before, so I can do it again.  I mean seriously…it’s just a drink right??   A nice bubbly fizzy drink.  But I’m kinda addicted. Not in a bad way, I don’t drink 2 litres of the stuff everyday.  Some people do. Ewwww. I couldn’t imagine that.


Anyway, back to me….. Today, Tuesday 14th May 2013, I am going to cut back on my intake of Coca Cola.  I have at least a can a day.  Sometimes two.  If I am staying up late and trying to power through some work I might even have three cans in one day.  Heavy stuff, I know!


But it’s bad for me. I tastes good, soooo good, but it has to stop. I have to stop.  Well, I don’t have to. I don’t have a medical condition or anything serious like that, its just I want to stop. I mean I am not stopping completely, I just wont be drinking it on weekdays.  Can you see the fight I am having with myself here??


There is no more Coke left in the house, and I am not buying any more, except for things like parties, and when we are having people over (the Man can’t have rum without coke you see).

So here goes…..wish me luck, and determination, and strong will (something I definitely do not have).



Charlie x


Goodbye Summer

It is the start of May and we are still having warm weather, although today, the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting bad weather for the rest of the week.

Wednesday 8 May

Min 16
Max 19
A few storms. Heavy showers.
Chance of any rain: 95%
Rainfall amount: 20 to 40 mm

Perth area

Cloudy. Heavy showers and scattered thunderstorms. Destructive winds possible early in the morning. Gusty winds during the day. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h before dawn then increasing to 45 km/h before turning westerly 25 to 40 km/h during the day.

Fire Danger
Perth Coastal Plain: Low-Moderate
Perth Hills: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

So I thought it was perfect weather to have a roast lamb!!  My computer is being very uncooperative and wont allow an upload of the before photo, so hopefully later we can add an the cooked version of the photo.

What are you having for dinner?

A Day for Ballet

Today was a special day for my little Goose.  She had been looking forward to it for a while.  We were going to the West Australian Ballet Centre for a little kids Ballet Experience. We were going to watch real ballerinas rehearsing. We were going to have such a fantastic time.  That was until we got there……

Image(Source: WA Ballet)

The little Goose got soooo shy that she sat on my lap for pretty much all of the lesson.  Even when I stood next to her in the class, she still didn’t move.  When I tried recalling my own ballet experience from more than 30 years ago, she still just stared wide eyed at me like I was throwing her to the lions.

Morning tea and craft time came and went, she was still clinging to my side.  I asked her if we should sneak out the door and go home as everyone went upstairs to watch the rehearsal, but she whispered ‘I very want to watch the ballerinas mummy’. So up the stairs we went….and those little eyes changed from being scared and alone to amazed and mesmerised. She told me they were the most beautiful ballerinas she had ever seen. There was a grand piano in the room and as soon as the pianist started, the little smile on the Gooses face got wider and wider and her eyes glazed over and she was gone….off into her own little world, and it was a beautiful sight. She turned to me and asked if we could stay and watch them forever.

So thank you to all the wonderful dancers and staff at West Australian Ballet Centre.  You made my little girls eyes shine so brightly and I don’t care that she didn’t join in with the class – but I love that she loved just watching the real ballerinas!

And what are you to do after watching 20 or so extremely fit, agile, strong, healthy, slim dancers???  Head off to Sherbet of course! My chocolate raspberry cake went down a treat with a chocolate milkshake to share.


I started out thinking the day would be disaster, but as it turned out, it was lovely and my Little Goose had such a good time that 4 hours later she is still trying to point her toes.