It has been a big week. How have you faired? My first trip away for the year was fantastic last week, but arriving home and facing all the jobs that need doing not to mention the unpacking is all a bit much. I really don’t know how to nail it. There is crap everywhere, I am behind with the washing, the car looks like a massive rubbish bin and is still sitting outside our gate. But I guess these are first world problems aren’t they? We have a happy healthy family and that should be all that matters.
Tom has been away on camp this week and I must say that life with 2 children is quite peaceful. That is not to say I don’t love my boys, but there has been no fighting or whinging the whole week. I am looking forward to having Tom home tomorrow and finding out all about his week away. He would have had a ball. They were camping at Adels Grove. They got to set up tents and go canoeing and go bush walking. Can you imagine how into that he would have been. Right up his alley. It was a leadership camp, and he is all about being a leader, thinks he runs this station.
So the week has been full on, I have been chasing my tail all week, then throw in a massive melt town of the ugly crying type where you can’t breath and you will have my week sorted. Just when you think you are ok the tears come back and you feel really sad. But onwards and upwards, I just need to man up and get on with things.
Yesterday while doing the wages I noticed a mail bag that I had not emptied. I upended the contents and there before my eyes were two little parcels addressed to Miss Chardy. Just when I was feeling quite down too. This brightened my day no end.
The first parcel was from my friend Annabelle who has recently started her own blog Clover & Twine (head over and have a look – she is just so funny not to mention classy). Look at the lovely little gift she sent, with a hand written note, I nearly cried.
Is there anything better than mail and a hand written note? Thank you so much Bella, it is just gorgeous, I can’t wait to have a bath and burn the candle….one day.
Then I stumbled across ANOTHER parcel…. this one was from Leah at Endota Day Spa at Magnetic Island. I was beside myself. How lovely of her to think of me. You see, I blogged about their fantastic day spa and you can read all about how fabulous it is here. Leah is just the BEST. I wish I could magic myself over there right now for one of her massages. This is what was in the package…
A lovely little note from Leah AND – some nail polish. The funny thing is that I have been meaning to call her all year and buy this particular polish and here it is.
This is what Leah put on my toes back in January – best pedi I have ever had, it lasted better than Shellac. And this was the colour – Nooooooooooosa. I am beyond excited. So thanks Leah, thanks for making me smile. I really appreciate it. And don’t worry, I will be back one day, oh yes I will. Aren’t there some thoughtful people in this world!!!
So in between the unpacking, cooking and crying I have been trying to go for my walk each morning. I have really been enjoying my morning walk. I just stroll along listening to podcasts, breathing in the fresh air. The weather is just perfect for an outside walk at the moment and I really look forward to that time alone. Yesterday the horses came to say hello. Here is a visual.
Oh and I have done something really crazy. You see my blog has been nominated for the Kidspot Voices 2015 – (thanks to anyone who nominated me – you guys rock) and I have gone and booked a flight to Melbourne for they Voices 2015 Launch and Masterclass on 13th June. Do you even know how crazy this is? Well I am probably mad, because I have no doubt at all that my blog won’t make it into the top 100 but you know me – I am just there for the party and social life…..networking all the way to Melbs. Oh and not to mention the fact that I may not even get a ticket to the Masterclass. But I have been chatting with my virtual friends and we are in (ticket or no ticket, ha ha ha), we are even sharing a unit – yes, I will see my virtual friends in the flesh, I wonder if they really have bodies. So – this will be my first trip ever to Victoria and Melbourne. It is going to be the fasted trip known to mankind (due to cooking duties). Not to mention the amount I have paid for the flight could have actually taken me to New York, yes I am not kidding… shhhhhh don’t tell anyone. I will be there for 2 nights and one whole day. But gee it is going to be FUN with a capital F. So much fun. Are you hearing me Kirsten, Bec, Amanda and Em? And I had better see you too Vanessa, aka Mrs Style & Shenanigans. Don’t think I am hitting Melbs without stalking you!! Bring it on ladies.
So there you have it. Have you done anything wild lately. Booked an airfare that was ridiculously expensive all in the name of FUN? Any suggestion on how I can get QANTAS on board as my number one Sponsor (think hard people), I think it is the least they could do don’t you? The campaign could read: “CHARDS ON THE MOVE – from BFN to Melbs” ha ha ha.
What do you have planned for the weekend? I will still be playing catch up…and cooking cooking cooking.
Have a wonderful one, whatever it is you are doing.