Games We Used To Play

I have been having fun today teaching my 5 year old angel and the kid from across the road how to play hopscotch. Well sort of.

We got out the big chalks and drew up the course but that was about as close as it got to actually playing. I want a pink stone says my angel. Who has pink stones?? Best I could do was colour a piece of gray concrete remnant with chalk that rubbed off as soon as it was thrown.

I want to draw some more with the chalk says kid from across the road. Go fo it I say and he proceeds to draw a very elaborate 5 game pattern.

I'm hungry says my little angel, so it was all abandoned for lunch.

So it got me thinking about the games I used to play with my sisters and friends. When I was a kid my mum and dad built their first house in a reasonably new estate. It was in  a court so not a lot of through traffic and lots of other newly-weds who also ended up having kids all around the same time. So we had plenty of friends to play outside with.

Hopscotch, clapping games, marbles, jacks, making cubbies in the trees out of old sheets, taking our dolls for a walk in their pram, chasey, riding our bikes around the court, What's the Time Mr Wolf, British Bulldogs, playing under the sprinklers in summer and of course the obligatory ABBA concert for the parents.

Under the bamboo

Under the tree Cha, Cha, Cha

True love for me my darling

True love for you Cha, Cha, Cha

When we get married

We’ll have a family

A boy for you cha cha cha

and a girl for me cha cha cha

ummmm can't remember the rest

Ahhh the good old days huh. What did you used to play?

Bring Back Holidays

Greetings all, long time no post!

I have been so busy getting into the routine of my little angel starting school and me going back to work that I haven't blogged in AGES!!!

Yes my 8 weeks leave finally came to an end and it was back to being a wage slave last week. I must admit I am also finding inspriation on what to blog about difficult as my de-cluttering has come to a stop and not a lot of interesting things have happened of late.

I am excited to see I have a new follower though, welcome Loco Yaya.

So just a quick post to say I'm still alive and will try to come up with something more exciting next post.

See you then :-)

A New Day ... A New Look

Welcome to my all new look blog. It such a happy sunshiney background it makes me feel great just looking at it. I have been searching around for a few weeks to try and find something a bit more exciting than boring black and voila! I found it a couple of weeks ago but have been trying to customise the pics to put my own there. I have managed to do it but then when I put it into the header it looks like this

Waaaaaaaaaay too small for you all to see how cute I used to be hehehe.

Anyway I got sick of trying to figure it out and have decided to just go with the template version ones for now. If anyone has any suggestions how to fix it I would love some help.

So a week ago I promised pics of my latest de-cluttering of the linen closet and freezer. I know the anticpation must have been torture so here goes. I started with the linen closet. Before it looked like this. It was kinda hard to take a picture of the full length as it's in the small hall and I couldn't get back far enough to fit it all in.

So while I was cleaning it all out I discovered all of these toilet bags. Now we are a family of 3 that doesn't go away that often. How many did we really need? It turns out only 4 - 3 for us and a spare I decided. Of course I had to empty all the various contents from each and throw out all the mankie soap, disposable razors and old panadol wrappers, but I feel so much better now with this little bit of clutter gone.

So here's the end result. I know, I know it barely looks any different but I got rid of 2 sets of old towels, half a dozen hand towels that we never use and a couple of table cloths I had forgotten we had, that's how often we actually use a tablecloth. I also sorted out the baskets at the bottom and threw out the old cosmetics and hairdo stuff that will never see the light of day again anyway.

So that was a week ago, and I also did the freezer but have no pics. I do however now have plenty of room for ice cream and frozen yogurt yaaaay.

Now the other thing that has been occupying my time this week is my little angel started school on Tuesday. A good sign, on Monday night I said we all need an early night tonight and her reply was "yeah because I am going to school tomorrow YAAAAAY". I hope she still feels that way next month when it dawns on her that this is going to be her life now.

So here's a couple of cute pics from our first day. She was quite happy to get to school, and barely gave me a second glance as she kissed me and said goodbye at the classroom door.

I on the other hand made use of the tissues in the hall as I am a great big sook.


So a busy week. Next week is my last week of leave before going back to work so I am going to get the rest of the house sorted out and as de-cluttered as possible. Today, after I finish doing the paperwork for after school care, I am going to sort out no longer needed baby books and toys until I have to pick my angel up at 2. Hopefully finishing the rest of the house will be an easy task as I only have the living areas to do now. Fingers crossed anyway.

See you next time :-)

Post-it Note Tuesday