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Internal Reshuffle

I’ve just been re-decorating the twins room in preparation for Ashley’s operation. Ashley normally sleeps on the bottom bunk but she won’t be able to get in or out of this bed after her operation so we have had a … Continue reading

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Melbourne part 2

Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital is amazing! The foyer is more like a luxury hotel than a children’s hospital. There is a huge aquarium, a giant wall mounted iPad and even a meerkat colony. After our consult we took the kids … Continue reading

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An Evening at the Ballet

Ashley and I got to go to the ballet last night. WA ballet company are performing Pinocchio and our friends had some spare tickets. Ashley’s little friend Talia also has cerebral palsy and has had the same operation that Ashley … Continue reading

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Spring – the Season of New Hope

So spring is officially here. Not that you would no it if you looked out of the window here today. Winter is definitely having a last hurrah. We have had some beautiful spring days with gentle sunshine though, a taste … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the Bay

Today we left the bay to head home. Our friends are moving soon so I’m not sure when we will come back again. We’ve been friends for such a long time now. They are god parents to our kids and … Continue reading

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Just Us & The Great Blue Beyond

This afternoon we made our last trip over to Monkey Mia. Like a couple of well laden pack horses we made our way along the northern stretch of beach with children, eskies, fishing rods and towels in our arms. It … Continue reading

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Beach Days

We are loving our break from the frantic pace of normal life. Everyday involves taking the children to the playground and the beach and then spending time with our friends in the evening. This region is so remote that and … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding Road

We are taking a break as a family, well half the family, as the older three no longer see family holidays as a desirable option – imagine having to be away from your friends (insert mock gasp of horror). We … Continue reading

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Making Memories

With Ashley’s surgery coming up soon we’re trying to fit in as many outings as we can as we are going to be housebound for the next year. We took the younger three children out to York, one of the … Continue reading

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Art Therapy

I started my collection of art & craft supplies for Ashley today. She loves any art activity and I’m going to have to have things on hand to keep her amused during her 12 months of rehab. One of my … Continue reading

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