• Uncategorized,  Weekly Wrap Up,  What We've Been Up To

    2021: Week 1.

    I am an incurable optimist, it seems. Every year I set out to document my life in weekly updates, but I stop every time it doesn’t feel good anymore (usually due to what is going on for me at the time). Maybe I’m a slow learner, but I’ve decided to try again. In some ways, I regret not having more of a record of 2020 (the dumpster fire that it was) and while I feel a bit like 2021 will be more like 2020: Part 2, it is a time that will go down in history. This is also honestly an opportunity for me to keep up with my writing.…

  • milestones,  What We've Been Up To

    Are we grown ups now?

    This week we welcomed a new addition to the family. Yep. I know. The Little Miss is only 8 weeks old, but we did it. We bought a car! The Unprepared household is pretty excited. See, it’s the first time we have had two decent family cars at once. Now I’m not talking anything super flashy. Our vehicles are quite modest. A station wagon and a dual cab ute – both second hand purchases and a few years old. But we are thrilled. Because Mr Unprepared usually drives crap-heaps, while I run around in the better car. He used to work FIFO and those guys are renowned for having shitty…

  • Celebrations,  Friday Feels,  just some thoughts,  What We've Been Up To

    2017: What a year.

    It’s December (in case you hadn’t noticed haha) and we are fast approaching Christmas (yay!) and the beginning of a new year! People are starting to reflect on the year they’ve had so far. How has 2017 treated us? For some people it was a dumpster fire of epic proportions. Some years just suck. I totally get that. That’s how 2015/2016 felt to me a lot of the time. That’s why it’s been such a relief to be able to proclaim that 2017 has been hard work, but rewarding. A hard year is so much easier to take when there’s a reward – something that makes it so worth it,…

  • Happy List,  milestones,  What We've Been Up To

    100 Happy Days wrap up.

    Yep. It’s me again. Talking about happy stuff. As usual. Geez. Give the corny gratitude shit a rest,¬†you psychopath! Is what I imagine people think when they see yet another “happy” blog post title from me. The thing is, I am not always happy. I get anxious, flat, sad and angry. And I don’t think it’s realistic to make yourself believe you can be happy 100% of the time. That’s a lot of pressure and a lot of inevitable disappointment, right? But I look for the ‘happy’ I can find, whenever I can. I work really hard at focusing on the positives – sometimes I succeed and other times I…

  • travel,  What We've Been Up To

    Stuff to do in Kalbarri, Western Australia.

    Have you ever been to Kalbarri? It’s just over 500 km north of Perth. It’s a bit of a drive, but it was just the thing we needed after a long, cold and ridiculous winter. It was quite the family affair: my brother in law, sister in law, a couple of nephews and my parents in law were all in attendance. I was excited for sunshine and a bit of camping. Well, when I say camping, it was all rather civilised. Powered sites, our cosy camper trailer, roast dinners (not joking – Weber BBQs can do amazing things), those super comfy camp chairs that I got on sale at an…