I lost my house keys over the weekend and was trying to retrace my steps from when I last used them on Friday. It was kind of depressing that by Sunday afternoon I had completely forgotten what I did on Friday. Even sadder that the more I tried to recall of the week, the more I drew a blank. I've been taking Maisie to childcare two mornings a week to try and get her used to the place before I am forced to leave her. (Let's just say she likes childcare with me in it..the place loses all appeal once she's flying solo.) Anyway, this orientation regime is pretty mundane, so it's no wonder I had a foggy recollection, but it reminded me to make the most of my days off. We did do a day-trip to Healesville to pick up her new bike seat from the Mud Factory. It's so good to have wheels again! Oh and in the end, I found my house keys...in the dirty washing.
Miss Marple is 9-months old today and celebrated with her first tooth finally cutting the surface...its little gummy neighbour is set to follow suit and I don't think it will be long before she has a mouth full of choppers. Here's some pics from our action packed weekend, lazing at the Botanical Gardens, a kids party in the park and some splashing at the pool.
The pretty little menace caught pulling books off the shelf, then kicking back on the couch.
The weather was gorgeous on the weekend and I wasted most of it wishing the days would end. I woke up at 2am Saturday morning sick..literal Exorcist-style sick, and this horror-show purge continued unabated for the next hideous 12 hours. Thanks to my husband for going above and beyond with cleaning duties and for looking after the rascal so I could recover. Blagh...the idea of food still makes me squirm.
So, I've been meaning to suggest some places if you're in the mood for a day trip. I'd suggest scooting down to Flinders which has some great tucker and treats. Curio and Curio which was recently opened by Nick Young and his partner Clair (who is a stylist for Real Living mag) is a very cute place. Nick's name has come up a bit lately, with features in Home Beautiful, Real Living and the Design Files. I like hearing about people who kickstart a new career despite a lack of experience in their new chosen path. Also in Flinders, you can get the most beautiful coloured German pencils and some lovely clothes at Flinders Shed. The pencils are cheaper than the clothes, so I'll pick some up next time to share with you...I just need to learn how to draw...
We've returned from holidays with renewed gusto for a big change this year. It's the year of the house which means finishing some odd jobs around the place before putting it on the market and re-entering the rental world while we hunt for our "dream home" (if there is such a thing in our price range). Let's be honest, it'll be a 'B' or 'C' grade dream, but a new house nonetheless.
Maisie was completely spoilt at Christmas and despite my efforts to buy her nice timber toys, they largely went unnoticed in favour of the plastic fantastic.
Over the break I enjoyed Frankie's mag's latest peek inside people's homes/offices in Spaces and as promised, a pic of Maisie's vintage blocks.