Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Op Shop Ball

A rare event happened last night. Steve and I got to go out to a ball. Not just any ball and certainly not black tie. The Op Shop Ball is run to raise money for children who are in foster … Continue reading

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Coming of Age

My second eldest daughter had her school ball yesterday. Jess is in her senior year at school. It’s a big year for her as she is also training part-time to be a nurse. How times have changed since my school … Continue reading

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Ashley’s Assembley

My beautiful Ashley can reduce me to tears sometimes. Today was school assembly and it was her classes turn to perform. By 6:30am Ash was raring to go and telling me to hurry up because she was ready! Ashley has … Continue reading

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In Times of Adversity

It never fails to amaze me how, in times of adversity you truly get to see the strengths and weaknesses in people. Not just in those going through the struggle, but in the people who support them. When faced with … Continue reading

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Children of Courage

The Lions clubs of Western Australia honored some amazing children today at their Children of Courage Awards. It’s a beautiful initiative, honoring not only children who have committed acts of bravery, but also acknowledging the bravery displayed by children with … Continue reading

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Friends Who Become Family

Today we got a visit from some special friends. They are god parents to our kids and are known as Uncle Wayne & Aunty Trish. It’s always a special occasion when they visit because they live so far away. We … Continue reading

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Mock Chicken

No I’m not talking about making fun of chickens! This is a recipe for a sandwich filling that I found in a gorgeous little old recipe book. The book is post-war and talks about rationing still being in place. It’s … Continue reading

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Stepping through the Door…

There is a group that has become a very important part of my life. A group that has given me friendship, support and advice as I’ve been dealing with my daughter’s disability. The funny thing is I nearly missed out … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mum!

Today is my lovely Mum’s birthday. I won’t say how old she is – but she’s doing well. Two years ago my Mum was diagnosed with multiple brain tumors but she beat the odds and made a wonderful recovery. We … Continue reading

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Mmmm Muffins

It was a little cooler today so I decided to make some muffins for the kids to have after school. In winter I like to get up early and make these so they are fresh and warm when the kids … Continue reading

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