Book of Mormon

We are nearly at the end of our ‘second honeymoon’. First time kid free, first time we have handed over care of our Abbey without us within shouting distance.

It’s a risk we take letting Abbey our of our care. Our phones have been glued to our sides with one of us checking in at least every 15 minutes, in case we missed a call.

The concern isn’t if someone can take as great a care of Abbey as me, that will NEVER occur! The concern is if we will see her again.

Today we took a huge risk, after the past few days getting comfortable with this new situation. We flew to Sydney to see The Book of Mormon – Australia. O.M.G.

We have been on knife edge. That thought, those concerns, you know the ones when you leave your child for the first time with someone so you can have some fun, with as little guilt as possible!

It’s been amazing, but sheesh it’s a relief to be home, closer to our girl.

PS the play was hilarious!

Walking in the sun

A day in fresh air and the sun. A 7.2km walk along Ugly Gully Trail enjoying the birds, the huge drops off the side of mountains wondering (morbidly) how long it would take to find a human body if we were to fall (nothing too gruesome, of course).

Post-trek late lunch at The Reserve at Anstead which we can now whole-heartedly recommend as a dog-friendly cafe/restaurant. Amazing (and generously portioned) salt & pepper calamari, and a club sandwich to die for.

And we are still astonished at the contents of our Box.

Star Wars

What a hoot to see the new Star Wars film, Solo. Thanks to the generosity of those who give to Hummingbird House we were able to participate in a special event that there is no way we could have done without the support of family and this amazing place.

We stayed out late. We got to snuggle in the cinema.

How was the movie? FABULOUS. A missing link in the Star Wars story. The question on how Chewy and Solo met is answered. Finally!

Capturing Moments

Capturing moments within the chaos we engage in seemingly every minute is critical to making sense of our journey together as husband and wife. Tonight we are child-free for the first time in nearly 13 years. We stayed up late (for us on a school night) to see a live sketch comedy show by Cheeky Moon and laughed out loud at their energy, intelligence and irreverence.

We opened the box

So much love and compassion in one small box.

It would be inappropriate for me to simply list the beautiful people who have shared their love and compassion in one post. They deserve to be acknowledged fully, with individual recognition and detail as to how their actions positively impact our lives.

I hope you will assist us in thanking these small businesses by liking their Facebook profiles and consider using their services or products into the future.

Having a small business ourselves, we know this community is always full of generous owners who personalise their donations. Who, like us, started a small business to fill a gap, a change of pace or to find a better way of being. Its hard work being small, but so much more enjoyable when you get to touch the heart of another.


Thank you Pollinate Gold Coast for the beautiful flowers. I have enjoyed breathing in the aroma of the red roses while filling in paperwork for Abbey. Also trying to figure out what the green stalk like flowers are? The irises remind me of my mum-in-law and flowers I bought her so long ago. And the lilies remind me of all of the similar plants I have tried to keep alive past one flowering!
Thank you Tanya.