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

    2021: Week 3.

    We went away this week, to a place called Augusta. I used to go there every year since I was a baby until I was 18. I probably came along and stayed a couple of nights sometimes later than that. Our last visit was 5 years ago (we had a run of coming with Mr Tween – I’m still not sold on this nickname! Help! – for a while when he was a toddler). I often fantasise about the memory of driving down alone and spending time alone in my tent reading true crime books from the library, whenever I felt like it. Sleeping in. The freedom! I had no…

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    2021: Week 2.

    Heeeey! I’m a bit late posting about the 2nd week of 2021, because we left for our camping trip before I could find the time to blog! I’ve got a bit of catching up to do, but I’m glad that I want to write again. I’m enjoying the ritual of journalling daily. Just an A5 page each night before bed. Something to jog my memory for the blog at the end of each week, but also a quick way to decompress from the day. Anyway, here’s week 2! 8 January – Friday I was awake early after Mr Unprepared left for work, so I blogged about week 1! It felt…

  • 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.…

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    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…

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    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…