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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

100th Post! A Bit of This and a Bit of That...

Feel a bit of a mish mosh today, so rather than lose this roll that I am on with my posting, I thought I would say less about more.

School is back - For those in the northern hemisphere, you might not be aware that our school year runs from late January through to mid December. The children have been on school holidays for the last couple of weeks, but went back yesterday. This is a bittersweet time in our household. No longer can we stay in our pyjamas until midday, but also, I no longer have to endure the bickering and boredom that inevitably rear their ugly heads when school holidays near a close. I am dancing a happy dance to the blues.

MasterSix started rugby - Rugby is part of Will's growing up. He grew up mostly in New Zealand, where they live and breathe the sport. We know first-hand that the game can be dangerous and serious injuries can result. I always promised myself that I would not encourage my boys to play this sport until they were much older. However the opportunity came up for MasterSix to play on a team with a friend of his who he doesn't get to see very often, and he seemed really keen on the idea, so I mentioned it to Will.  I was surprised to find Will all for the idea of his boy playing rugby, as he has always agreed with me that they shoudn't play until they are older. It is only touch rugby, and they are still just doing drills, but it is still very hard for me to feel excited about this new activity.

Went to see Eclipse last night - Went to the cinema with the swimming mums last night. It was nice to have an uninterrupted chat and a glass of wine before the movie. As for the movie itself, I have read the saga, and I find that these movies stay pretty true to how the books were written. I really enjoyed this one, and judging from the collective murmuring in the cinema when Jacob came on screen with no shirt on, so did every other woman in the room. I can't wait to see the final chapter. I tried really hard to focus on story this time, and to refrain from trying to pick out landmarks that I recognise from the property where Dad lives, but it was a real struggle for me to see Bella and Jacob walking down near the boathouse road, where I know that if the camera were to pan left, I would see Dad's little cottage and the house where my sister and her family live.

Going to see Sex and The City 2 on Thursday - Although he hasn't said anything, I am sure Will is not so impressed with my going to the cinemas twice in one week and leaving him to fend for himself and the kids. However, it looks as if SATC2 is closing soon and the opportunity came up where the school mums were all available and had babysitters for their offspring, so we had to jump on it. Seeing SATC2 with a group of the girls is far more enjoyable than waiting until it comes out on DVD and sneaking it in when the kids are not around.

I am an auntie again - Yesterday, my brother-in-law announced the arrival of twin girls. My sister and the girls are doing fine, and I can't wait to see pictures. I am off to Pumpkin Patch to buy girlie clothes today--at long last.

Doing my first review and giveaway - More about this later, but I am dipping my toe into the world of giveaways to see what all the fuss is about. Stay tuned for a chance to get something for free--always a good thing!

That's it for today. Happy Wednesday!


  1. Ah, the end of school holdiays. Peace reigns again in the neighbourhood.

    As for MasterSix playing touch footy be excited that he is out getting some fresh air and exercise.

    Congratulations on becoming an auntie again. I have two nephews and would a niece to buy some gorgeous little outfits for.

  2. Well Happy 100th Post! Yee-ha!

    Movies twice in one week? Lucky you. Jealous.

    Enjoy! xx

  3. Tori, MasterSix already plays soccer and does swimming, so he is getting his fair share of exercise and fresh air. This is an extra bit of fun for him. I am going to take my cue from him. If he enjoys it, then we will persevere, and I will close my eyes and resist running onto the field if he falls over.

    I just came back from Pumpkin Patch, where I found some really cute non-pink outfits for the girls. I am in Auntie Heaven.

    Jodie: I know! I am very lucky. It is feast or famine in my household, I can go a year without ever seeing a film in the cinema or I could see two in a week. I saw two others recently too, but I don't count those, because they were Toy Story 3 and Shrek Forever After.

  4. Happy 100th! :)

    I went to the movies on the weekend for the first time since before my kids were born...almost 6 years!! We saw Toy Story 3. Now I'm really wanting to see a grown-ups movie, on the big screen!

  5. Thea, really? 6 years? I think that you absolutely should get to the cinema to see a grown-up film soon--if it is something you enjoy of course!

    Unless it is a kids' movie, going to the cinema is not really a kid-friendly activity. Un-kid-friendly activities are a must-do every once in a while to help us connect with our pre-kid selves.

  6. Hi there, first time looking around your blog and I like it here. I figured that anyone who gives the lovely Jodie at Mummy Mayhem a Circle of Friends award is someone I want to get to know!

  7. Just found your post and thought I'd say "hi". All my boys play Aussie Rules football, but all of them tried many different sports. I think you're wise to just go with the flow. The only thing I told my boys was that I would come and watch them play any sport except cricket. Thank goodness none of them took up cricket!

  8. I am not a big sports watcher but I really love Rugby and yes it is a tough sport but it is also very much a sport of true men so I hope your son loves it. SATC2 is brilliant - I loved it far more than the first movie so I hope you enjoy it. Congratulations on 100 posts!

  9. Maxabella: You are very welcome. I am glad to meet you. Jodie is indeed lovely, and a favourite read of mine, but you knew that!

    Ca88andra: I agree. Since I have been on this side of the world, I just don't 'get' cricket. I think it must be the length of the games that puts me off.

    Aging Mommy: Rugby is the only sport I enjoy watching, but just don't know how much I am going to enjoy it when it is my son at the bottom of the pack.

    Re, SATC2, I enjoyed getting out with the girls, but I think my vote goes for the first one. I found this one pushed the boundaries of what one is willing to believe.


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