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Our whirlwind Hopetoun Holiday

 So for those who don’t know, Mr Point Five is acting up in Hopetoun for three weeks. Acting up is the term used when you relieve another officer who holds a higher position to you. And by relieve I mean do their job whilst they are on holiday; get your minds out of the gutter Hubby is acting up as the OIC and was working 10 days straight so the kids and I used the excuse to get away to see him for the weekend for a mini-holiday just now. Also because Master J was beginning to tell his daycare that...
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The Grinch who stole Mothers Day

 Mothers Day on facebook sucks balls. Every single mo-fo year from 6am I am SWAMPED with vomit-worthy instagrammed the shit out of pictures of florist delivered flowers, flowers handpicked from the garden if you are blessed with a garden like BabyMac, crumbs breakfast in bed helped by doting Dads, and presents lovingly thought out and not so secret squirrel shopped the day before. Seriously, my coffee pretty much curdles before I get to drink it, its that cringeworthy. Cringeworthy because we go to so much effort to keep up with the Jones’ so the speak. We try to out-do each other on our...
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Happy Easter Shmeaster

Despite the honour and privilege of being married to a Boy in Blue, the pain-in-the-arse times are definitely all the public holidays and special occasions during the year that I am left stagging it with the kids.  Sadly, our emergency/shift workers etc. always work when others are out having fun; where there is alcohol and car travel involved, it is generally a really busy time for our boys. Most public holidays Mr Point Five does 12 hour plus shifts, and over a festive period such as the four day Easter “holiday” we hardly even see him.  It wouldn’t be so bad if...
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Bali – you paid how much??

So I thought I would do a post on some of the things I bought whilst in Bali and how much I paid for them – you know, as a guide for newbies going soon. To start with, the golden rule: don’t forget the polite bartering etiquette. If you start to barter and the seller eventually agrees to your price, you must buy the item. It is considered very rude to engage in the bartering process and then not purchase the item if the seller agrees to your price. Believe me, things can get rude and a tad hairy...
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The one about the suitcase….

 Any “Everybody Loves Raymond” fans out there?? This episode is pure GOLD and perfectly sums up a VERY common problem in our household. Who unpacks the suitcase??? Debra and Ray go away and the suitcase stays on the staircase landing for three weeks whilst each waits for the other to unpack it. Its a battle of the wills until Ray needs to use it to go away for a work trip. Totally hilarious and if you have time, click and enjoy.         Mr Point Five and I used to use suitcases frequently as we live in the...
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A Day at the Circus.

Yesterday we took the kids to the Circus.  I was going to go on my own with the pair of them but fortunately Mr Point Fives roster changed at the last minute and we could go as a family of four. All I can say is Thank Christ his roster changed and What the heck was I thinking, contemplating taking them on my own?? Insanity!! We get there, find our seats and immediately THAT SMELL starts to permeate the air. I had done a nappy change of Master J in the carpark before we came in but NOOOOO, that would have been too...
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Our Holiday – Part Three: the way home.

At the end of the Onslow driveway – left to where we used to live, or right towards home? So, after 10 days of living in the in-laws pockets we are on our way home. With the in-laws. Yep. They had to drive down to Perth and so we coordinated this part of our trip to piggy back down the coast with them. My poor Mother-in-law. She left the accommodation up to me and I married her son…. Who is a tight arse and wouldnt let me book anywhere good.  So you saw her house and all her pretties...
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Our Holiday – Part Two – 10 days in Onslow.

So Day one at Onslow we hit the beach. My boys have only ever seen the beach once, last November so this was a novelty and they both adored it! Master J was a little hesitant of the water to start with and clung to his bucket and spade on the beach but G Man happily frolicked on the shore and wasnt interested much in making sandcastles. Above are some of the special effects our camera does – pretty speccy huh? The salt jetty is long and makes for a pretty awesome backdrop Day 2 we went out...
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Our Holiday – Part One: from Home to the in-laws place.

   See the pin that says A?? That’s where we live. In Cranbrook, WA, population: approx 600. Now pin B is where hubby’s parents live, Onslow, WA population: approx 700. Distance between is just over 1700km according to google maps. I’m not sure when the fairy of insanity visited us and put the idea of a massive road trip with two small children on the cards when we were actually planning a cruise to Bali instead but visit she did, and off we went in early August for three whole weeks! The Adventra was packed to the rafters with the Two...
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My Road Trip – the one where I FUBARéd my phone :(

Monday just gone I made a spur of the moment decision to take the boys on a play-date. Just me, the lone responsible adult. To Donnybrook. 450km round day-trip.  Insanity. I had two reasons for this. The first was that a girlfriend of mine whose hubby was stationed with mine at Port Hedland had moved there and I hadn’t seen her or her gorgeous boys in nearly three years. The second reason was THIS (below, click on the pic for details) – the biggest free entry fun park in Australia is there! In hindsight, I should have checked the weather guide as WELL...
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