Monday, May 19, 2014

A Good Week


Daniel is on the mend after his stint in Hospital and things are slowly getting back to 'normal' around here - thank you so much for all of your well wishes!

It feels like I've been chasing my tail for most of the week but my 'bonding sessions' with the washing basket have indeed been punctuated with plenty of things to smile about.

The Sunrises were phenomenal almost every single morning. 


I celebrated a Birthday. Not a 'big' one. I'm still climbing on the 'wrong' side of 35 but as my 96 year old Grandfather says, every year around the Sun is a celebration and so celebrate I did. 

I was spoilt with phone calls, flowers, chocolates and cuddles. I put a skirt on and some lipstick and had a lovely uninterrupted lunch with some girlfriends at Elizabeth St Food + Wine. I'm a Jeans, T-shirt, ponytail, no make-up kinda girl so the sight of me in a skirt prompted the Kids to take a photo of me all dress up when they got home from school.


The restaurant is conveniently located near Daniel's work so he was able to look after Flynn during his lunch break. It was a lovely catch-up with my friends and the food was sensational.

Look at my dessert!


Soccer season is underway and the boys are revelling in it. 

Charles is in the under 8's and on the bigger field with more team players this year and scored 6 goals in his first match. He's getting all the moves down pat and I love watching him play. Here is one of his 'strikes', straight into the goal.


The little boys are in the under 6's and it's amazing how much they have improved since they started last year. They are in the same team and you can see their 'twin' language come into play on the field with Noah often setting up the goal and passing to George to kick it in.


I had a sleep-in yesterday morning, which in real terms means I am not sleeping but rather doing whatever I like without interruptions for an extra hour or two. Can you tell non-interruption time is a rare commodity around here?!?

I finished the little vest I started for Flynn. I was hoping to take a photo and show you but I blocked it yesterday and it is still drying so I will have to wait.



Eleanor is experimenting with her pancakes and brought the most delicious apple and cinnamon ones to my bed yesterday. Thank you darling girl.


She also whipped up some cupcakes so while the Sun was still shining we popped down to the beach for a couple of hours.


And that was my week. It was a good one, a very good one. I hope you had a lovely one too.

Mel xxx

Joining in the Weekend Rewind

47 comments :

  1. Pleased to hear that Daniel is out of hospital and on the mend. What a wild time you must have had while he was away - and not in a good way! Photos are stunning as usual, loving all of them. You look great in your birthday outfit, difficult to believe you're Mum to 5. Soccer days look like fun in such a lovely setting, especially with a kick like that! Cute vest and great that you have a little chef in the kitchen. Always lovely to read your posts Mel. cheers Wendy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely words Wendy! x

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  2. wonderful pics and update - happy birthday again and omg on that dessert! my lie ins are the same btw!

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    1. The main meal was incredible too but the Dessert was a little masterpiece!!! x

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  3. Sounds like a good week, and a belated happy birthday to you, the photo of you is lovely. I'm glad Daniel is out of hospital. now. Have a good week.

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  4. All sounds lovely and so glad Daniel is better. Loved seeing all your photos. How lovely to have a baker in the house to whip you up delicious treats... I look forward to the day my girls can do that! That birthday dessert you enjoyed at your lunch looks amazing! Wishing you another lovely week ahead xx

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    1. It's a beautiful thing when the Kids start cooking...x

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  5. What fantastic sunrises to start the day. That would help me start the day on a positive note. Hope this week is good for you. X

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    1. It's definitely hard to remain grumpy when you wake up to a lovely Sunrise! x

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  6. Dear Mel,

    I've been missing out on your lovely family's action for a while. I've been away, you see. I am so glad your husband is on the mend and that you celebrated in a fitting manner your birthday. Goodness, how gloriously young you are. Believe me; at 45 I see these months slipping by so fast - as I am sure you do too - and I am glad that your busy everyday life is punctuated with magical sunrise and lipstick moments.

    Happy belated birthday to you, Mel. Wishing your husband a speedy recovery.

    Stephanie

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, I'm not that far behind you at all! And I shall be over to see what adventures you've been on shortly! x

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  7. Happy Birthday to you, yes, that sounds like a fabulous birthday week. The pancakes look fab.

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    1. It has been a week of celebration really, why not! x

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  8. Happy Birthday! What a stunning sunrise. Glad your are enjoying beautiful weather, good food, and good times together. How nice to have yummy pancakes in bed. Hope your next week is just as lovely.

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    1. Thanks Fiona, hope you are recovering well too! x

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  9. Happy Birthday! Love the pic of you. And the pancakes look scrummy :)

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  10. Happy Birthday Mel! You look amazing and the children did well to take a picture of you. I am glad Daniel is better, it is such a worry when a beloved person is unwell. I hope this week shapes up as good as last week. x

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    1. They managed to get the feet and head in but maybe next time they can press the button on the count of 3 instead of 6! x

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  11. Happy Birthday! What a difference from your last post to this one. I'm glad things are returning to normal and that your husband is on the mend. I have to ask - what is that very pink birthday dessert in the picture? I see meringue on the bottom, but the pink has me perplexed. ??

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    1. It's a pink stack of deliciousness Kristie! Meringue, Homemade Ice-cream and Turkish Fairy Floss on top :-)

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  12. Happy birthday, Mel! I'm so glad things are getting back to normal and that Daniel is doing better too.

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  13. Hey Mel,
    Happy birthday lovely girl. I wish I was still climbing past 35....
    So glad to hear that Daniel is on the mend and life is returning to normal. I love watching little ones play sports. I nearly gave birth to Olly during a particularly exciting match Alfie was in.
    Stunning sunset too.
    Leanne xx

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    1. It can get very exciting on the sporting field can't it!?! Giving birth on the sidelines would have taken things to a whole new level though, glad you were able to contain yourself till hospital! x

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  14. Belated birthday wishes Mel. You look absolutely fabulous, and believe me the 'wrong side' of 35 is looking pretty good from where I'm at.

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  15. Happy Birthday!! I am so glad that you had such a great time. Glad too that life is returning to "normal", it looks as though you have been having a great time. I love your photos of the sunset and the football game with the rainbow in the background, they are beautiful! xx

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    1. I loved that rainbow too Amy, it looks like a giant arm is sprinkling the rainbow down to earth :-)

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  16. What a sunrise! And belated happy birthday - you look great in your skirt and make-up! I'm fascinated by the pink creation on your plate - is it meringue, strawberry ice cream and candy floss?? Look forward to seeing a photo of Flynn's vest and those pancakes would not last long in our house - well done Eleanor.
    Caz xx

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    1. It was especially great given the horrible week that came before it x

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  18. Oh, definitely a good week! I am the same with lie ins - why waste time sleeping when I can be reading with a cup of tea in bed, uninterrupted? Better than sleep. x

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    1. It's odd isn't it, in the early years I used to fantasise about the day where I could actually get some extra sleeping time in but now I'm here and my preference is to use that time to do things uninterrupted #crazy x

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  19. A lovely look into your week, the sunset, you all dressed up, the dessert, the kids soccer, the rainbow at soccer and the beach walks....what lovely memories and Happy Birthday. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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    1. Thanks Kathy, it really was a lovely week, particular after the previous not so nice one x

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  20. Happy Birthday Mel. I am so pleased to hear the hubby is doing much better and you are looking gorgeous by the way :) xx

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    1. Thanks Sonia, nice to get out of the old jeans every now and then! x

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  21. I'm glad Daniel is on the mend and belated happy birthday wishes. Wow is that candy floss on your dessert it looks amazing. I always think the autumn and winter produce the most spectacular skies, your sunrise is phenomenal. Your football pictures made me smile, my son played in football teams from seven to sixteen years of age. He was usually on the loosing side but still kept going! Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah, it's Turkish Fairy Floss :-) And I agree, the sunrises are amazing this time of year...I think we're heading for a similar stint on the sidelines of the sporting fields - the boys just love it! x

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  22. So glad everything is getting back to normal for you Mel ... belated birthday wishes ... you look very pretty in your birthday outfit :) ... Bee xx

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  23. Oh i love that vest! And happy belated birthday to you x

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  24. Oh my GOODNESS, what a lovely blog you have here! I'm so happy to hear your husband is on the mend and that family life is on the way to feeling a little more normal. A happy belated birthday to you! It looks like you had a good day.
    There's so much to love in this post, baby toes, a wee vest in progress, walks on the beach, happy boys and rainbows... Best wishes for more weeks like this to come:) xo

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  25. Lovely photos. Its my first time visiting your blog. Glad I made it over!

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