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Saturday, in the the park..., southport, Australia travel blog

Saturday, in the the park...

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We wake up and we are craving the beach.  We do a little bit of drawing at home and write a shopping list.  We throw things in a bag and we are head to the waterfront park at Labrador.  We grab some coffees and Woody runs around like crazy ...

Reviving the high five with the Ro-Jo’s, southport, Australia travel blog

Reviving the high five with the Ro-Jo’s

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We are 'up and at ‘em' early as we have somewhere to be. I drag myself out of bed and Noah calls me into the office and low and behold there are two of our favourite people, joycee 1 & 2, on the computer screen.  Joycee 2 compliments me ...

An after school swim - live the dream, southport, Australia travel blog

An after school swim - live the dream

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We wake up to find Woody lying horizontal in our bed, along with Big Shane and Brian the Lion. It is quite the crowd and leaves little room for comfortable sleeping.  So I get up as Woody declares that he would like his 1st breakfast.  Woody ...

Vomit.  A lot of it., southport, Australia travel blog

Vomit. A lot of it.

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Well, Woody wakes up and is immediately sick. Not good.  He has a drink and some medicine and dozes off into a restless sleep. He wakes a little later and sits on the sofa and is upset, sweaty and is sick quite a few times. Noah and I take it in ...

The Mothership: Docked and Refuelling, southport, Australia travel blog

The Mothership: Docked and Refuelling

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We wake and Elwood knows it is Grandma Day – he is psyched. We head to footy and Woody is fabulous. Noah and I have a ball watching it. Post footy our plan is to hit the beach.  But it starts to rain, ggggrrrrrr, so we decide to go to the ...

You can’t argue with a free doughnut, southport, Australia travel blog

You can’t argue with a free doughnut

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Elwood wakes even more happy than usual this morning as he has remembered he has a kit to build a pirate ship. So he drags Noah out of bed and they work happily together building a pirate ship. By the time I get up, which I must add is not very much ...

Noah's special Day?, southport, Australia travel blog

Noah's special Day?

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Woody wakes early and I wake with him.  But he really wants Noah to wake up so they can build something together.  So, I stall him and suggest he reads to Noah (although Noah is asleep).  Woody thinks this is a terrific idea and dashes off ...

Fox in Flats, southport, Australia travel blog

Fox in Flats

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This morning starts in the middle of the night thanks to Justin's alarm going off at 5am.  It wakes Noah, Elwood and I - but apparently not Justin. Justin's alarm finally stops and then some more peeping starts.  Ear piercing.  Apparently ...

Jungle Boogie, southport, Australia travel blog

Jungle Boogie

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Woody wakes at 5.30am, again, grumph. We go into the lounge room and he looks so tired – why won't he just go back to bed?  We loll about on the sofa. I doze off, and Woody goes and wakes Noah.  Elwood’s favourite way to wake Noah ...

Not the reaction I had hoped for, southport, Australia travel blog

Not the reaction I had hoped for

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... of this is that we scoff hot, buttery scones in the car.  Goodness. We drop Woody to school and then we head to Australia Fair for a coffee and to price some jars for the preschool's fair.  This is a successful mission. We then head over to ...

A perfect Saturday in the Park, southport, Australia travel blog

A perfect Saturday in the Park

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Woody wakes up at some point and starts making dinosaurs and giraffes out Lego. He comes to wake me when he cannot find a very important, very particular yellow piece of Lego that he only has one of.  As you can undoubtedly see, it is pretty ...

Sigh., southport, Australia travel blog

Sigh.

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Woody wakes up and goes off in search of Grandma for a game of pirates. Excellent. Noah packs the bags and then Noah, Woody and I head off in search of the beach.  The Mothership stays at home and prepares herself for a day of sewing, after she has ...

Invincible, southport, Australia travel blog

Invincible

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We start the day on the right foot. We all wake up happy, Woody has a book in bed and it is brekkie for Woody and I and a mini sleep in for Noah (slightly disrupted by his screeching, beeping alarm). Woody has cereal for a starter and porridge as main ...

"I'm a new man"

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Pretty much a terrific day. Although, I manage to get nothing at all done.  grrr. Woody wakes up too early but too lovely to be annoyed.  Although we are very reluctant to start the day given out broken sofa sleep of last night.  But it ...

And so  the Robot Dog on Rollerskates is born, southport, Australia travel blog

And so the Robot Dog on Rollerskates is born

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Woody wakes in a fantastic mood and only wants Noah to get up and play with him and is happy for me to stay in bed and they bring me in a drink. From my point of view, this is a sensational start to the day! Woody and Noah play and get ready and I pack ...

Falling in love, Elwood Style., southport, Australia travel blog

Falling in love, Elwood Style.

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Noah has a super late night working. It rains so hard in the night Woody struggles to sleep and keeps waking up.  In the end, Woody gathers a collection of stuffed toys and gets into bed with me, where apparently the rain is too noisy for him to ...

I don’t want to be rushed and fussed., southport, Australia travel blog

I don’t want to be rushed and fussed.

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I very much struggle to wake up this morning which is how I end up running late for swimming again. Big sigh.  I do manage to grab some breakfast and a cup of tepid tea to take to swimming.  We arrive, he gets in the pool, and I relax and ...

Gruffalo Sweat Shop, southport, Australia travel blog

Gruffalo Sweat Shop

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Today, we mean business. Today is out last chance to finish party prep without the Woody Woodster hanging about.  Woody cannot wait to get to preschool as they are ready the Gruffalo today and doing some gruffalo activities in preparation for ...

Avast, me girls!, southport, Australia travel blog

Avast, me girls!

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... to Broadwater Park and Noah, Woody and I pop into Woody’s preschool.  His preschool teacher is celebrating 1 year in Australia (fro the UK)- so we take in a couple of cupcakes decorated with beefeaters, London bus, union jacket and black ...

Cracking on, southport, Australia travel blog

Cracking on

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A very important discovery late yesterday will change our lives forever. I worked out how to program the heater so it starts up an hour before we have to get out of bed. This means I will be able to get up earlier without being (too) grumpy, Elwood will ...

The Mighty Kicker, Southport, Australia travel blog

The Mighty Kicker

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Elwood wakes well before 5am. I try and get him back to sleep in his bed; I try to get him back to sleep in our bed.  No luck.  So around 5am, I give up and we watch Ivor the Engine in the lounge room.  I went to bed after 1am. I am not ...

Chef school, southport, Australia travel blog

Chef school

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Last night did not turn out as planned. Noah had proper work to do and I had stuff to do.  Neither happened.  Firstly I had an unscheduled snooze on the sofa.  And then we lost all power to the house.  Noah investigated and we could ...

More tired than I know what to do with, southport, Australia travel blog

More tired than I know what to do with

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The fellas are up first playing and drawing and generally full of joy. I get up, get ready and make 2 massive bowls of porridge for Woody and I.  I manage to eat porridge whilst I blow dry my hair.  I run out of time so Woody and I both head ...

Have a shave Batman, southport, Australia travel blog

Have a shave Batman

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Well, I oversleep and am running late. Not really late as I don't have concrete plans.  But if I did have concrete plans I would almost certainly be late. Noah takes Woody down the street to the park whilst I get ready and rustle up a pack lunch ...

I like you.  You’re my best Mother., southport, Australia travel blog

I like you. You’re my best Mother.

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... about a conversation I had with another Mum on Tuesday about retraining.  As things have not fallen into place work wise in Australia, Noah and I have been having many conversations about what we are going to do to earn a crust.  We have a plan ...

We are all from Dream Team Land, southport, Australia travel blog

We are all from Dream Team Land

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... and I bake scones together whilst Noah does some work.  We have great fun with this. We get ready for playgroup and head into Southport running pretty late.  Neither of us are working and we have 1 child.  How we can manage to be late, so ...

'Am I a muppet or a man', southport, Australia travel blog

'Am I a muppet or a man'

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Firstly. Happy Birthday Mothership.  Hope you have a terrific day.  We can't wait to celebrate with you over here! The day starts early.  Too early.  Justin and Jennie and the girls stayed over and Justin wakes up happy and raring to ...

It does not matter who I am, southport, Australia travel blog

It does not matter who I am

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Today starts early, but not as early as I intended it to.  I am meant to be skyping  10 of my very 'breast friends' at 5am, I drag myself to the computer with a mug of tea just after 6am.  (Woody stayed in his own bed and did not wake us ...

An important day for Woody, southport, Australia travel blog

An important day for Woody

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Woody wakes and bounds all over me until Grandma's alarm goes off, and then he is in there like a shot. Mum gets up and does the exercise routine straight away, as I should be doing. But I relish the extra sleep just too much. I let Woody 'help’ ...

The Two Day Bloat, southport, Australia travel blog

The Two Day Bloat

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Woody wakes early and delightful and that is all I can tell you of what happened before 9am. From my slumber I do hear the signs of many pirate escapades. And when I get up Woody joins me for breakfast.  I believe it is his 3rd breakfast. Mums gets ...

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