Friday, 17 January 2014

FFS Friday/ Things I Know- School freaking holidays

The Bad Stuff

Two words- SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.  Should I make it through the next few weeks without running away and joining the circus I will be awarding myself a medal.

Before the joy that will be sending one to school 5 days a week and one to preschool for 1 day a week I first must brave the shops and buy school uniforms.  I simply cannot wait for the day I take 3 children to the shops and try and buy everything on my ever growing list.

The dogs have out done themselves with food stealing, they stole another advent calender, a box of muesli bars and a whole box of chocolates that were wrapped up to give to our neighbour as a Christmas present.  One dog then outdid himself by eating 6 cicada shells that the 3 year old had lined up in a row.

Shiraz the cat keeps escaping usually thanks to the kids.  Nothing says mother of the year than when your children are yelling out Shiraz out the front of your house.

I find it so puzzling how a 3 letter word can sound like the longest word in the dictionary.  "Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum"!!

The Good Stuff

We made it through another festive season.

Last week I caught up with my very bestest friends, it was a quick catch up but awesome just the same.

100 days until I hit the massage table in Fiji.

75 pages read this week for #FFFi14.  Not the book I had planned as the HOTH has claimed that one but still, a book is a book and I call that a win.

Speaking of the HOTH he is now on holidays.  Yay.  We have a few fun things planned starting with a night away tomorrow, although the organisation involved in packing for one night is ridiculous.  Not to mention the fact we need a trailer to cart all of our things!!

I think that is about it for the first few weeks of the year.   Linking up for FFS Friday with Dear Baby G and Things I Know with Miss Cinders


  1. Your dogs must have amazing constitutions because chocolate is supposed to be really really bad for dogs !! I would be through the roof if our dogs did that.
    Love how the kids should out the door for Shiraz - I would be laughing if I lived next to you - hell, I'm laughing at work just thinking about them doing that !!!!
    I hope you have the best night away although I hear you about the packing - sometimes you have to wonder if it's worth it !!!
    Have the best weekend !

  2. You have a clever dog or two there!!
    A cat named Shiraz? Hmm..
    I am lol at packing to packing to go away!
    Hearing you loud and clear there.. I once took 6 kids under the age of 5 away . Can you imagine how load?? Just as well the Inlaws were going too so we spread the load .. between THREE vehicles lol!!
    Take care & enjoy your night away!!

  3. Kudos to your canines. You could probably hire them out to Customs as chocolate-sniffer dogs.

  4. I'm very ready for the school holidays to be over. So is my smallest person. He is gagging to get back to school.

  5. Very jealous of your upcoming jaunt to Fiji - hope you have an amazing time!

  6. Hahahaha! *hides* I know I shouldn't laugh, but your dogs are cheeky little buggas! And at least you didn't name the cat "Shiraz 10%" hahahaha!

    I know what you mean about school holidays - I WANT THEM TO END! I've had enough of slothing kids! They do nothing! I am being driven insane a little more every day!

    I'm hanging for Husband to take some time off. He's been out digging holes & fencing for the past 12 days straight in this heat. Every day he walks in I can see it's knocking him around that little bit more. But being a man he'll just keep going *sigh*

    Hope you're having a fabulous weekend sweet!
    MC xo

    P.S. Store the chocolate in the fridge! lol

  7. I have all 3 at school full time this year, for the first time. I plan to celebrate by replacing them with cats who I will also name after my favourite drinks. Vodka, Mojito, G&T and Wine.


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