the juggle {shi(f)t work}


(Oh my goodness – I deleted the draft! MAY DAY – MAY DAY! – so now my round-up post is late!)

Term THREE. Done and dusted.

We crammed a fair bit in – take a look!

There was plenty of walking, exploring and general beach-ing….

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Mackenzie had a cancer-scare, went on two camps (Urban Camp and Ski Camp to Mt Buller), she won an award for “best person” (or something like that!), at Ski Camp.

There was plenty of cooking. All. The. Cooking.

I did my tax (WOOHOO!) and Pippi-cat became sponsored flea-free!

There was netball, painting, birthday parties and the School production….

Madz played her footy Grand Final – unfortunately they lost! Madz managed to come 5th best & fairest in her team – massive improvement on last year – she didn’t even get a vote!

We all got knocked down by #FluB aka – Flu Bastardian.

There was a colour-run…

I reiterated to all, the reason we will never move closer to work…

I re-launched my blog as The Shi(f)t-working Mum, and our guineas had three surprise babies!

Then all of a sudden, it was the END OF TERM!

How was YOUR Term 3?

Are you ready for Christmas!!!




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the shi(f)t-working mum story

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Kings Fall circuit walk

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a story of strength

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cook // easy chicken broth

  Oh how I LOVE a good soup on a wild Winters day. It reminds me of when I was a child, and grandma would cook up a thick pea and ham soup (so thick that my spoon would stnad upright in it!), and we would eat it for days – with a hunk of…

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not your typical 44th birthday!

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