Fitzroy Gardens

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So, it’s week three of my “Something Old Something New” challenge and this week I wanted an experience with my son.  Now, to be honest, when I woke up this morning, I didn’t really feel like going anywhere.  If I didn’t do it today, though, the challenge would be skipped this week and that‘s just not an option.  What I needed was a new experience that Tyson and I could enjoy without expending too much energy.  So, we headed into the city to the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens.

Strangely, I had never been to Fitzroy Gardens in the nearly four years that I have lived here.  I’ve driven past many times, but never took the time to go in and literally smell the roses.  Today was the day.


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So week two of the “Something Old, Something New” challenge arrived and my husband took the reigns to provide us with a new experience together – Laserforce.  Though Luke had experienced it several times before, it was all new to me.

He had kept the “new adventure” a secret til about two hours before we did it.  When he first told me, I was so excited.  I kissed and cuddled my son Tyson goodbye and left him in the care of our faithful friend, Kristy.  As Luke and I got in the car to head over to place, I suddenly found myself feeling very nervous.


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It’s week one of my “Something Old, Something New” challenge, and to kick it off, I’m going to conquer childcare.

Now, the reality is that my son, Tyson, has been left with babysitters before, but there’s a big difference between your child being cared for in your own home by a family member or a friend, and being left with a stranger in a strange place.  As a new mum, I realise that learning to leave my son with others is something I need to gradually settle into in the knowledge that in the future lies such things as school.


New Years Resolutions

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Every time New Year’s rolls around, it’s time to consider what you want for the year to come as the big New Year‘s Resolutions need to be decided upon.  

As 2010 began this time, I can honestly say that I had resolved to do nothing.  No New Year’s Resolutions for me.  In fact, I believe that is fulfilling a previous New Year’s Resolution which was to resolve not to resolve anything again.

Comic's Lounge

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Of all the experiences I have, the ones that seem fewest and furthest between, are those that are shared just with my husband, Luke.  Well, my visit to the Melbourne Comic’s Lounge was one of those cherished new experiences.

Coopers Settlement

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Family day arrived on Saturday and we headed off on my week’s adventure together – Coopers Settlement Farm at Bundoora.  

Daddy Daycare

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Daddy Daycare used to just be a movie to me but now it’s a very real nightmare. Now it sends cold chills down my spine while at the same time giving me the hot sweats. Now the mention of Daddy Daycare has given me a brand new respect for my wife and what she does every single day.


A Parcel Pick Up Drama

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A parcel pick up seems like a simple task on a normal day. today however, was no ordinary day. It was an ordinary day where I got a little upset after I felt a little disrespected. I was frustrated, antsy, and just needed some air and  something to focus my mind on. I looked down at the floor in the doorway and saw an Australia Post card that was left saying I had a parcel to pick up from the post office. Then it all started to go wrong.

Childbirth – The Musical or Comedy?

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Is childbirth the Musical or the Comedy? So, I recently gave birth to my firstborn son, Tyson Isaac Ariel Holt.  His name means high-spirited, laughing, lion of God.  We had chosen these names before he was born, but strangely the high-spirited and laughing bits were particularly relevant through his birth story.