Everyday Small Things


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Wimbledon, Lemonade & the best BF going

imageHi guys,

so I know I’ve been gone for a while, but I had to put a self-imposed blogging ban on myself as I’ve had to apply for new jobs and gosh that takes time!  But there has been a lot going on, and I have lots of new ideas I want to blog about so I’m excited to jump back in.

Randomly though I got food poisoning the other day.  As for the culprit… we have a few suspects… but am not sure.  We joke that I get food poisoning ‘good’ once a year.  In fact my recent trip to France was the first of five times I managed NOT to get sick – I just get waaaayyyyyy too excited about all the food.  And wine.  And cheese (that’s food I know).  You get the idea.

Anyway I sent my BF to get me some lemonade.  That’s what Mum always got me when I needed to get some sugar and fluids back in me.  Funny how when you are sick you crave the things that your Mum did for you as a child. [My Brazilian host Mum tried to make me eat steak and drink milk when I had the flu once… I just cried.. that is the last thing my real mother would ever have given me… but I really appreciated the gesture!]  Long story short… not only did he come back with lemonade.  But THE brand I secretly wanted too… SCHWEPPES!!!  I didn’t specify the brand when I asked because he’d had a long day and was already doing me a favour.  But somehow he knew!  He’s such a good egg!

I also managed to time the food poisoning to one of my FAVOURITE weeks of the year… WIMBLEDON!  So rather than feeling guilty about not enjoying the one sunny day of the year, or job aps etc I spent my time on the couch, drinking lemonade.  Really I might organise that every year!

I’m looking forwards to sharing some of the splendid summer magic with you!  xx

Which makes me wonder… what are the comforts you wish for when you are unwell?


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Everyday Small Things: Adoring Pets

1 Cats

I’ve never been a cat lover, but my friend Sarah has the most adorable two brothers (cats that is):  Monty and Billy.  Otherwise known as Montyliscious and Billy-Bob.  And last night I was honoured by having Monty join me in bed.  Now I always thought it a little weird, people sleeping with their pets.  But I certainly felt honoured to be the chosen one!  Needless to say I let him keep his position between the sheet and doona and moved over to give him space.  No I didn’t squash him.. in fact hardly knew he was there.

Dog Sammy PuppiesDog Harvey

Our family dogs (Schnauzers), the most gentle and friendly of dogs.  Meet:  Sammy (Mum), 2nd litter of puppies & Harvey (Dad) on a trip to the shack.

I love the unconditional love of pets.  And I miss my family dogs terribly.  Especially because when you are away from home you cannot talk to them as you do your family over the phone.  And they really don’t get skype!  Sammy one of our Schnauzers was

Harvey dog & I

deaf in the end anyway!

It’s my dream that when I move back to Australia I am going straight to the dogs home and give a dog a new home.  Mine!

What do you love about pets?