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#100happydays – Week 5


Tuesdays are Karate Days. – The only photo I shared this week for #100happydays.

So, it’s Monday and that usually means another round up of my week of photo sharing on the #100happydays hashtag. However, I only managed to share ONE photo on that hashtag this week. ONE out of SEVEN days. I am calling it a failure. So here is a list of other daily challenges that I have failed.

  • Photoaday with Fat Mum Slim – I play often but am yet to complete a full month.
  • 12 week body transformation – I think I lasted a week
  • Moisturising – Sometimes – I just forget
  • 30 day squat challenge – I got to day 8 both times.
  • 30 day abs challenge – hmm
  • Taking vitamins, the pill or any medication – I forget, ok?
  • Clairey Hewitt’s blog every day in May challenge – 4 days out of 31
  • 31 Days to Build a Better Blog – No shock to anyone
  • 7 days of grateful on Facebook. – Please stop tagging me.
  • Index card a day – I never even started. I bought the index cards. that’s all
  • Operation Move 400 – I think I did about 3 days
  • 5 plus a Day Fruit and Vegetables – constant failure
  • The dishes – Look… I’m a busy lady.
  • And of course, 100 happy days. – This is the second time I’ve failed

So, I think what I need to do now, is to not attempt another daily challenge for at least 60 days. That’s my new daily challenge.

The 60 day, No Daily Challenges Challenge. Are you with me?





Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt Review

My family attended Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt as guests of the promoter

The heavy red curtains were still closed when the lights dimmed and the familiar jingle started. A theatre full of kids squealed with delight like tweenage girls at a One Direction concert. The jingle was the theme song of the best pig to ever grace the television screen. Peppa Pig.

The show has already enjoyed a smash hit season on London’s West End and a sell out Australian tour. It’s back for more downunder with shows on both sides of the Tasman.

Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt, is as suggested in the title, about a treasure hunt. Peppa, along with little brother George and her friends Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Zoe Zebra embark on a treasure hunt with the help of Daisy, (a real person and not a puppet) and plenty of transport help from Miss Rabbit and Grandpa Dog.


The performers encourage lots of audience participation which the kids all enjoy. The fact that the puppeteers can be seen at all times, did not seem to distract them or detract from their enjoyment. The show held the attention of my 6 and 3 year olds for the full 70mins – excluding the boredom of the intermission. I could have kept them entertained during this time by spending money on showbags or other things, but I don’t do “merch”. However, there is definitely plenty of things to buy your young ones if you do wish to partake in the stuff. I’m pretty sure my kids were the only ones that left without a Peppa stuffed toy or balloon.


After the intermission there was a trippy scene involving glowing sea creatures. That was cool. Probably my favourite bit.

I would recommend Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt for any Peppa Pig fan. I wouldn’t recommend you take your baby if you plan on having it sleep while your toddler enjoys a nice quiet show, because this show is not quiet. It is singing and yelling and oinking and laughter. Your kids will LOVE it. Mine did.

For information on dates and how to buy tickets. Check out the website.

Wordless Wednesday – Spider Web

I caught this tiny spider web yesterday morning. It was a cold foggy morning and this spider web was bedazzled with dew drops and begging to be photographed.

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spider web

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys and Twinkle in the Eye for Wordless Wednesday

#100happydays – Week 4

A pretty good week on the happy photo sharing front. I’m finding it easier to find joy in the little things like cups of tea.

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Monday: I love it when the kids amuse themselves with craft.

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Tuesday: Earl grey with a teaspoon of honey. Little cup of heaven before bed.

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Wednesday: My son humouring his little sister’s dress up game but insisting on the grey bow. He’s an awesome brother. She misses him while he’s at school.

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Friday: Baking with this girl.

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Saturday: Today I turned a pair of jeans into a skirt for Xanthe. I’ve been talking about doing it for ages and today I finally got it done. I’m stoked with how it turned out. (Why was I so excited with a simple jean-to-skirt conversion? Because I am not known for my mad sewing skills)

10418880_690756484337803_1555651134455726244_nSunday: Teaching Millar how to play Monopoly. He won. He’s very happy about it.