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The Week That Was: 19th July 2013

July 19, 2013 2 comments

Week One of Term 3 down…hard to believe half the school year is over already. I sent in enrolment forms for my youngest to start kinder next year. 4 year old kinder! (pre school some you might know it as)

Painted Place MatHubby had a birthday last week, this is what our oldest made him. He rolled tennis balls in paint and plopped them on. Then we laminated it. It is now Daddy’s place mat. He loves it.

Birthday Choc Cake

Hubby’s birthday cake – gluten free chocolate cake with ganache topping – yum!

Luna Park

We went to Luna Park (with thanks to Bupa’s Health Awards).

Luna Park Colouring In

Oldest loves colouring in, he did a great job.

St Kilda Beach

Luna Park is in St. Kilda, Melbourne so we went to St Kilda beach for awhile, doesn’t it look gorgeous?

Monsters Inc Cut Out

Youngest wanted to get a Monsters Inc student card but the cutout was a bit tall for him, just like Mike.

Testing out Bikes

Here he is testing out a proper bike with training wheels, no toddler bikes for him anymore.

Travel Pack

Found this great little travel pack at Kmart for $9. It has 2 packing cubes, laundry bag, washing line and refillable bottles. I thought it was cool and I love the packing cubes. Makes me think I need to invest in a whole set of them.

Mickey Mouse Mask

We were rapt to find a Mickey Mouse mask in Coles (for $2), you usually cannot get Mickey anything anywhere, and it was the only one there. Yay!

How was your week?

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The Week That Was 28th June 2013

June 28, 2013 1 comment

It was the last week of term 2 for school this week.

It’s also ….

USA Countdownto our holiday! So excited!

24th June weather

It has been very chilly weather

Icy CarLook at the ice on the car! We had to leave it out as we were cleaning out the garage and had to store the ‘rubbish’ in there while waiting for hard rubbish day to come around. Of course it had to happened the coldest week of the year!

Bad Photo of SupermoonIt has been cold and frosty but it means the sky was clear to see the supermoon. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a decent picture of it.

I Read Book MummyWith our weekly trip to the library, my youngest decided, ‘I read book mummy’. Usually it’s me reading so it was good to see. He didn’t actually read it, just described the pictures.

Cat on LapSitting on the sofa doing some computer work and the cat decides to join in.Very awkward!

SoupI have been enjoying soup for lunch lately. This is yummy bean, chickpea and tomato. I am  thinking of sharing the recipe next week.

Rice Cakes Choc CoatedLook what I  found in Aldi! Choc coated Rice Cakes! There were other varieties and were about $3 a packet? I can’t remember the exact price.

Playing With BoxI bought some new suitcases online and they got sent in this big box. Of course a certain 3 year old spent ages playing with it.

Last Pick Up of term 2The last day of school pick up and the sun was beautiful, so nice there was no need for jackets. Lovely.

Stick Insects Close Up Stick InsectsWe have some house guests for the holidays. Not sure you can see what they are…. stick insects. The brown things with pointy things sticking out. They are the class pets and we were chosen to look after them. I never thought a class pet would be a stick insect!

That Prize Pack

And to end the week off on a great note, I joined in a chat with That! Dairy Snack team yesterday about fussy eaters and I was one of the random winners. Received a prize pack today, very quick. The boys are super excited and you can see youngest’s hand pointing to them as he is counting them.

How was your week?

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The Week That Was 22nd June 2013

June 21, 2013 2 comments

Well this week wasn’t the best as my youngest was sick for most of it. I decided to stay home except for school drop offs and pick ups (can’t avoid those)

Coles Gluten Free

You may have already seen this photo if you read my Weekly Gluten Free Supermarket Specials posts as I snuck it in there. There are Coles Gluten Free products on shelves! I tried the Ancient Grain Chips and they were very yummy. I look forward to continue trying the new products as the weeks progress.

Exercise Try OutMy oldest boy and I were out checking out some gym equipment, this one would have to be one of my favourites from my gym days.

Cold Weather

We had our first couple of frosty mornings. As you can see, it’s a cold few days! I tried to take a photo of the fog but it didn’t work out.

PeakabooSo what do you do when it’s 1 degree? Play Peakaboo through the car window with your big brother.

Peakaboo 2


Fluffy CloudsThe good thing about some cold frosty foggy mornings, it usually means lovely blue skies with fluffy white clouds by the afternoon – although it’s still cold


Before youngest got sick we popped into the shops and the toys are invading the department store. The best part was my boys were only interested in these $1 dinosaur masks. We did buy them and they have had lots of fun with them.

Revenge Wears Prada

Who else loved Devil Wears Prada? I love the movie too and always watch when it’s on tv, cannot help myself. Then I found out there is a new sequel! Just picked this up from the library and it’s good and ah… a little surprising.

Disney Photo Pass

And today in the mail, this came. The Disney Photo Pass+. It’s getting closer!

How was your week?

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The Week That Was – 14th June 2013

June 14, 2013 4 comments

The week started with a public holiday thanks to the Queen of our country. It was nice to have an extra day to get some bits and pieces done.


Firstly some new plants for the backyard

Watering Plants

Getting the welcome drink

Cloudly Clouds

Love photos of clouds!

Rain Radar June 13

It was a mild week – then this happened! Just a little rain.

USA Trip Countdown 14.6.13

Counting down….

Lentil Soup June 13

Finally made Libby’s Lentil Soup – yum!

SuitcasesGetting suitcases ready for our trip, a couple of them have bitten the dust so we need to get a couple more. Using the chance to get more big ones.

Homebrand Jelly Babies

Homebrand Jelly Beans

A win at Woolworths with gluten free lollies, found Jelly Babies and Jelly Beans there, both made out of corn syrup so no gluten containing ingredients.

Apple Store

Had a visit to an Apple store

Monsters Uni ClipMonsters characters are appearing in short clips on Disney Jr and youngest is loving then! I taped one and he watches it over and over, laughing like crazy each time he watches it. It is pretty funny.

The Times 2013Times part 2 2013

My oldest had his school photos taken and in the package is a book with the photo of the school, photo of all the students (tiny ones over 2 pages) and class photo. There is also the back pages with these photos, which I think is a great idea. Would have loved something similar for my own school photos back in the day…

Roasted Pumpkin SoupAnd I finished the week with a nice bowl of my own roasted pumpkin soup – yum!

How was your week?

PS Don’t forget to enter my Freelicious Gluten Free Goodies giveaway – about $50 worth of goodies from biscuits to cornflakes – yum!

The Week That Was 6th June 2013

June 7, 2013 3 comments

It wasn’t a particularly interesting week but thought I’d share my photos anyway.

Cobani and GF Museli

I have discovered a new breakfast, Gluten Free Nutty Museli (fruit free) and Chobani yoghurt. Very yummy.

Cookie Jar

A gift from the school for helping out with the Cadbury fundraiser. Its a cookie jar and it came with Roses chocolates which hubby ate.

Entertainment Book

A new fundraiser at the school is an Entertainment Book. Have you seen these? I’ve had them before and think they are a great idea. This years is so thick.

Sundried Tom Muffins

I made the Melinda’s Gluten Free Goodies Sundried Tomato and Spinach Muffins whic youngest boy and I shared for lunch a couple of days this week, very yummy.

GF Hot Chips

We rarely go out for coffee and milkshakes as a family but we did last week and we went to a gluten free cafe and I had hot chips. So very exciting – its the little things.

GF Vanilla SliceAnd to top it off, the best gluten free vanilla slice ever. Oh my this was so good.


Eldest boy had a puppet making class at school this week – introducing Mr Microphone

Rachael Ray

I am also very happy Rachael Ray is back on Australian tv. Her show ‘Week in a Day’ is a cooking show (not her everyday chat show) but something is better than nothing. Here the show is on Lifestyle Food (Foxtel) everyday at 12.30pm

Wet Pick Up DayThis is looking out the windscreen at school pick up today. I am parked and getting ready to face the rain.

RainbowThis is a gorgeous rainbow we had one morning. I took this out by back door with the phone and there are no filters. It was huge!

How was your week?

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The Week That Was 31st May 2012

June 1, 2013 4 comments

Hello! Hope you are all well. Time for another week that was. It wasn’t a particularly exciting week but I wanted to share anyway.


My eldest was invited to a birthday bowling party, not great lighting for photos but it was great fun for the kids.

Cookie Time

My 3 year old and I had a ‘date’, I had a delicious coffee and he had a cookie and baby cino.

Kinder Bike

It’s time for checking out 4 year old kinder’s for next year so we went to an open day of the local kinder, he had so much fun playing. It’s such a good kinder.

Kinder Puzzles

Puzzles is one of his new favourite past times and he here is checking out all the ‘big’ kinder ones. He had such fun!

Lego Club (1)

Lego Club at the library again this week, the boys love it so much. I admit I like to have a go as well.

Mickey Cookbook

Mister 3 and I went to Target for a bit of a look and we were happy to see a couple of Mickey Mouse items finally hit the shelves, this book may have come home with us – at $5 I couldn’t resist.


This Mickey was cute but a bit young for my boy now.

Monster Uni

We are liking the Monsters from Monster’s University, they are pretty cute in a different way. He stayed on the shelf though, my 2 don’t really need any more toys like this.


I did get a pair of pj pants, they were $6 – a special Target had.


We have been giving the popcorn maker a work out lately – I have had this popcorn maker 19 years!

Puzzle Time

See? More puzzles. I confess I bought these this week too, $5 for a Disney Puzzle Book, so 6 puzzles in one. He has been into puzzles so much I can’t help myself.


And I found this in the cupboard, every birthday and Christmas I put a few things away from the presents they are lucky to receive and I get them out during the year. My youngest is starting to recognise letters so he is enjoying this puzzle too.

RACV helper

One morning my car wouldn’t start – never a good feeling! Mister 3 is helping the RACV man check things out


Turns out it we needed a new battery so he was able to replace it on the spot. Thank goodness! And yes it cost me for the battery even though I am a RACV member. Worth it I think.

Weather May

Melbourne has had some funny weather lately, it’s been chilly but sunny some days.

White Cloud

Look at these clouds! Love the sky when the clouds are like this.

I hope you had a great week!

{PS I am not affiliated with any products or brands mentioned)

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Bit of an Update and The Week that Was

May 19, 2013 1 comment

You may have noticed I haven’t been posting as much, a couple of weeks ago I hurt my back. Total surprise as usually when I have health issues they revolve around being a coeliac. It hurt quite a bit and as you can imagine I wasn’t able to do as much as I usually could.

Good news is that it is getting better which is a relief but I still need to be careful and as such sitting for long periods of time isn’t very good for me at the moment. I will get there but at least you know what’s going on in case you don’t hear from me quite as often.

I have some random photos taken the past couple of weeks for a wrap up of ‘The Week That Was’. So I hope you enjoy them.

Walking in School GateLove walking in the school gate in the morning, its like we have actually achieved something for the day, we managed to get up, fed, dressed and to school before the bell rings. It’s the little things!

Moccona Me Time PackI am signed up to a few research companies, (completely non related to being a blogger and a PR firm sending me goodies) I don’t do many of them anymore, due to the timing of things but I did say yes to the Moccona Coffee review, where I get to enjoy some of their flavoured coffees. The jury is still out on them, not too sure I am a fan. (Contagious Network is the one I am doing this through for those wondering)

Bloggers Brunch May 13Before I hurt my back I did go to a Bloggers Brunch, I hope to do a wrap up of this soon.

Boys Playing TogetherOne of my favourite things as a mum is when my 2 boys play well together, I can never resist getting a photo.

Green SmoothieI had taken to drinking green smoothies for breakfast, but my blender broke 😦 Now I have to get a new one before I can make them again and I miss having them.

Sunrise Sunrise2Even though it’s turned chilly around these parts, I spied a lovely sunrise outside my back windows one morning.

RainbowThen I spotted a rainbow a few days later!

Smashed Fridge DoorSay bye to my fridge. Walked towards it one day and the doors fell off right in front of me and smashed to the ground.The hinges snapped. It seems a strange thing to have happened but the fridge is 12 years old so it was getting on.

Lego Club CreationOnce a month our library hold a ‘Lego Club’ which my boys love going to. This is one of my 8 year olds creations, it’s a police helicopter.

GF Tom Savoury PieWith a broken fridge comes the use of a smaller one as we won’t buy a new one until we get back from our holiday (yes it’s that close!) so that means I started the using up of food before I planned to, this was one of my creations which is basically a Gluten Free Savoury Bread and Butter pudding and it was delish.

GF HoneycombIf you follow me on facebook you may have seen these already but I was delighted to find Choc Coated Honeycomb that is gluten free at Woolworths. $2.98 for a 400 gram bag.

And on that note, it’s time for me to sign off for now. Have a great week!

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