Archive for March, 2012

The Weekend

After going out on Monday night and feeling pretty sorry for myself on Tuesday, I thought the week would drag. But I was quite busy at work and so it seemed to fly.

The last week or so Little Girl has been waking in the night a lot. On Monday night, because I’d been drinking I could feel that I wasn’t going to sleep properly anyway, so when the Little Girl cried out I went in and returned her dummy and patted her til she settled. This happened a few times during the night and was probably half the reason I felt so poorly the next day.

Tuesday night was not so bad; only waking twice in the night. Wednesday night she was back to sleeping through again. Hooray!

This was an extremely healthy lunch I ate on Thursday:


Leftover butterfly lamb salad with cucumber and avocado.

Yesterday it was raining and, in lazy parent style, we took C to the Mall for the simple purpose of getting out of the house. We had some coffees and banana bread and she was pretty well behaved. I got some cute long sleeve tops from CottonOn. We were going to do some business at Medicare but their system was down so instead we went to Myer and picked up a few things from Natio.

I spent $55 or so and pretty sure I qualified for both gifts with purchase. But the Myer lady said I had to spend $87 to get it. That seems a bit steep for Natio but anyway. So I got this new polish in the GWP I did manage to get from her.


It looks quite peach in this photo but it’s actually baby pink.

When we got back home, the Little Girl crashed and slept for 3 hours!!


Sorry this is a little dark; obviously the blinds were closed and I did t use the flash. Apparently bum in the air is comfy. I had to wake her after 3 hours and she was still sound. The usual tickles on her cheek and arms didn’t stir her. I felt really bad taking out her dummy and picking her up when she looked so peaceful.

I made a leek and potato gratin to have with dinner last night.


Obviously loving the fact I own a mandolin and didn’t know it til last week.


My oven is grotty!

Today we did the groceries and C played in the Big Red Car.


Broom, broom.


BTW, yes that looks like a PJ top because it is, Daddy dressed her today.


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Versatile Blogger

I don’t normally do blog award because I’m lazy. But this one made me really happy because I was nominated by Vanessa at Beyond Confessions – a fellow mummy from my real life life.

I was really excited to read V’s blog and if you read her journey you will see why. It’s a great blog and beautifully written. I have tears.

I’m not going to nominate because everyone in my blogroll has already been nominated before. I will post the 7 things (you probably didn’t already know) about me:

  1. I love being at work but I love being at home. I feel like my life has the perfect balance.
  2. I’m thinking about going back blonde so that I match my daughter.
  3. I couldn’t agree more with everything in this post from Blithely Unaware.
  4. I’m a uni drop-out.
  5. I could eat my bodyweight in prawns and Rose Marie sauce right now.
  6. I get annoyed when people who are more educated than me don’t know diddly about spelling and grammar and don’t care. Everyone should want to improve their communiation skills. You can’t communicate too effectively. That’s the importance of grammar and spelling!
  7. I’m scared of riding a horse. I want to but I’m scared of falling off. Don’t laugh!


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Due to this:


And way too many of these:


I feel like this:


Looking through old photos of Baby C has made me feel better though. Look at this:


Is that not the sweetest thing you’ve ever seen?

I just want to go home and curl up in bed. Going out Monday night makes for a very long week!

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Sunday night dinner/s

Sunday is my cooking day. I usually cook up a few things for the Little Girl to eat for dinner during the week.

We had a heap of veges in the fridge that were starting to look a bit sad. Feeling inspired I made my first ever vegetarian shepherd’s pie.

I made the base with cubed butternut pumpkin, zucchini, onion and garlic fried in a pan. Add 1 can of tomatoes, half the can again of red wine, beef stock, thyme and black pepper. Reduce for 15 minutes and thicken with cornflour.

The topping was steamed cauliflower and potato mashed with butter and milk. Assemble the pie in a baking dish, top with grated cheddar and bake for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

The result was amazing if I do say so myself. The Little Girl gobbled her portion and Daddy and I also ate some with her at baby dinner time.

At grown up dinner time we had a t bone from the local butcher and a light autumn salad.


Luckily we ate our veges earlier because this was a big slab of meat. D
claims these were the smallest steaks he could get.


I’m skeptical.

The salad was rocket and baby spinach, radish, cucumber and snow peas with a sweat mustard dressing. Those are the same radishes from a week and a half ago. Tupperware Fridge Mates, seriously.

Have you seen our ghost?


Don’t worry it’s just a Little Girl!


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I realise that I’ve been posting a lot about me lately. Grown up stuff and work outfits are probably very boring for some. Mostly this is because I don’t take many photos of the Little Girl anymore – I’m too busy cuddling her, playing with her or getting her fed, changed or dressed.

I did take this one a few weeks ago on Daddy’s phone as it was closer to hand.


Yes, she is sitting in an empty nappy box. Yes, Daddy was sliding it across the carpet like it was a tea cup ride. Yes, the Little Girl squealed with delight. I wonder why we bother even buying toys sometimes.

These are from earlier today when D took her down to the beach for a play.

Grubby face!

Admiring the view… with grapes, of course.

Chasing seagulls

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A week in review

I had the best weekend last weekend!

It started with this wine on Friday night:


That’s a poorly lit photo of a bottle of 2006 Ivanhoe Semillon and gosh it was smooth. D & I bought it on our first ever trip to the Hunter Valley together for his 24th birthday. Since then it’s been maturing in my dad’s cellar and it was worth the wait.

I enjoyed it in front of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. D enjoyed it in front of his MacBook.

I went to the (not that) new Aveda salon at Warringah Mall and got my hair done. Here’s my new ‘do photo taken this morning:


That’s Nails Inc Mink and Ulta3 Gold Digger on my nails.

On Sunday we had brunch at the beach with some ol’ friends of mine and the weather surprised us.


I thought that was nice.

Today I’m wearing sequins to work again in the form of this Oasis Tshirt:


I’m also wearing River Island jeans and ye olde cheapie jacket I bought in the Valley (Fortitude Valley that is) back in 2009.

Do you like potato salad?


This is dressed with my tried and true recipe of whole egg mayo, minced garlic, Dijon mustard and lemon juice. Ingredients include radishes, chives and potatoes surprisingly enough.

We didn’t eat potato salad on its own, if that’s what you were thinking. I served it up beside some leafy greens and a piece of barramundi.


Tonight I’m having drinks with some colleagues from my part time job last year. Hopefully it’s a nice night.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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