One of the pictures was our first holiday as a family of 4, when we drove around New Zealand’s south island. I had young Smalls in the ergo and we were hiking up Fox Glacier. I had never seen it before, but it was everything I had wanted when I thought about having kids. Strapping them to my back and seeing the world.
Sadly they’re too big to go on my back these days (I could totally still swing Smalls in an Ergo she’s just a wisp of a thing, but last time I tried it she wasn’t feeling well and cried “mumma take me out of your baaaag!”) but I still want to take them everywhere, open their eyes to the bigness of the planet we call home. We get a taste of it here in inner-city Melbourne, it’s the most multicultural upbringing I think I could give them right now, but nothing beats standing in places you’ve only ever dreamed of being.
Needless to say, I’m now planning our next holiday, haha.
It’s been a big week, recovering from pbevent and trying to catch up on housework and work and life and general stuff. The school holidays couldn’t have come at a better time. Today is warm(ish) and sunny, after a week of brutal grey skies and cold, cold rain. I feel good. Things are good.
HALLELUJAH I have finished The Bourne Identity. Don’t get me wrong, it was great – it was just long. Not something I usually complain about, granted, but for some reason it just felt like I was never, ever going to get to the end.
I went on a little Monday-night jaunt to a Yarra Valley cottage and ploughed through the rest by an open fire. What a way to go, eh?
Next up on my reading challenge list was The Thornbirds, so I threw it in my handbag for the flight to the Gold Coast for pbevent. BIG MISTAKE. I spent at least a good half an hour crying and being grateful for modern nit treatments. I’m too scared to pick it back up now, I thought the emo part would be anywhere other than DIRECTLY AT THE BEGINNING.
Uber Eats last night for the first time ever and it was great. I got a burger at like, 9pm, right to my door. Bless you, Melbourne.
The fries at Juanita Peaches/All Day Donuts are an 11/10, we went yesterday for a last day of term treat.
YOU GUYS I STARTED WATCHING GAME OF THRONES. I know, a hundred years behind the rest of the population. I give Jon Snow 22/10.
We are also getting through Twin Peaks again so we can watch the new ones when they arrive, and also so I can do a STC episode on it.
It’s the early Jess episodes on Gilmore Girls I’m up to (the likelihood I’m going to get through all these episodes by November grows slimmer by the day) and heaven help us they’re good episodes. Oh Jess, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
TBH I don’t think Rory ends up with any of the dudes in the new season but there will be hell to pay if Lorelai doesn’t end up with Luke. HELL. TO. PAY. (even if she is too flaky for him and will probably drive me nuts).
More than a little bit obsessed with The Weeknd at the moment.