Lockdown – Day 4

I’m so excited that I found myself a workout buddy! Turns out that Emma from the farm attached to us used to do boxing as well and she dislikes yoga as much as I do! When she saw me with the 5kg ball she asked if she could join and well, yeah. NOW I HAVE…

Lockdown – Day 2

Early start to the day today, got up to have coffee only to find out that M had finished the last of the coffee beans when he was sorting out the internet at 4am (finally got fibre here but there’s more than one router cause so many people not all clustered in one building) so…

Savoia Farm

After almost 2 years at our little train station home in Lynedoch we have moved! This is definitely still weird for Fysh. Growing up I moved every 2 years, if not towns then houses at least. Fysh was in the same house for 8 years (that was super weird for me!) so this is only…

A day before you turn ten

Tomorrow you turn 10.Double digits.A decade. It feels like last year that I was writing finals and packing my bags for Germany. The biggest worry back then was where we were going to play pool on Friday. People say you get used to it but there are times I wonder who you are and why…

#savetimeforplaytime

We work, study, and homeschool all from home, which means we basically see each other all day every day. Yes, this can get annoying, which is why I’m grateful for extra-curricular activities and away-from-home hobbies, that’s for sure! Despite this, Fysh recently asked what I roughly make an hour, and if he could borrow x…

We’ve joined the circus!

Okay well while that title is technically true it’s not in the whole “we’re gypsies and running away” vibes here. Because we homeschool our one big thing has always been making sure Fysh socialises enough, which he does – kid is a butterfly and can make friends with anyone – but as a parent you’re…

I’m not ready for this

As I stood in the passage earlier after putting off Fysh’s light and closing his door I realised that I don’t know when he got this big. I don’t mean big as in not a baby, or big as in already to my shoulders and only 1 shoe size smaller than me, I mean grown-up….

Jump till you drop at Be.UP

Fysh got an invite to celebrate the birthday of one of his friends from the village and he was hesitant to go, actually to be honest in the beginning he didn’t want to go. K is the younger brother of a friend and he wasn’t so sure but he stayed late at his friends and…

New phone, who dis?

Okay so yes I do have a new phone but that’s not what I mean, I’m sure that you had a bit of a “huh” moment yesterday when you got an email about the new blogpost and it’s all not Cupcake and Fysh, am I right? Was there a “I don’t remember subscribing to this”…

Questions to ask your kid that aren’t “how was your day”

  Fysh loves being asked questions, maybe cause he loves talking so much?  Who knows. But ever since he was little, or at least since he started talking, he’s always wanted me to ask him questions and he often asks random ones back. His favourites are “did you have a good sleep?”, “so, how was…

Assignments and statistics

I have a module this semester that seriously sucks, I know that last semester I said that Business English is the worst but I’d do it again if I could give Social Dimensions of Justice back! It’s made up of long essay assignments where most of the questions are things like “your opinion”, how in…

Level Up!

  Once upon a time a unicorn was born, he fought to stay in this world and he’s been fighting everything that it throws at him since and winning. This unicorn brought so much joy and laughter, yes some tears and attitude as well even unicorns aren’t perfect… Today we celebrate nine years of this…

Currently – August 2018

I know that it’s said too often but this year really has seemed to just whoosh by us. It feel like a month ago that we were enjoying a weekend in Greyton for my birthday and yet here we are prepping for Fysh’s birthday on Monday. He’s going to be nine this year. NINE. It’s…

Goodbye 20’s

It’s the last day of my 20’s today, tomorrow I hit 30. People say all these things you should feel and my psych was worried that turning 30 would cause me more anxiety but honestly I’m okay with it. My early 20’s weren’t the party hardy let your flag fly vibes most people have, they…

Wolfkop family festival

At the beginning of March we headed out to the Wolfkop Camping Villages just outside Citrusdal for the weekend to join the very first Wolfkop Family Festival that is now going to be an annual event. Before that weekend I’d never heard of Wolfkop before despite us camping out that side as often as possible as…

collecting scars and memories

When he was about 2 Fysh tried to climb into my then golf and slipped as it was wet which resulted in a massive bump on his forehead. Today still if you look in the light you’ll see there’s an actual dent in his forehead. We always laugh at it and say he just wanted…

? TRICK OR TREAT ?

Last night the unicorn was invited to go trick or treating at a friends complex, they do it annually and it’s so awesome! Our road is too damn religious and racist to even consider letting the kids dress up and ask for candy – it’s satan’s work you know :/ We were invited on Friday…

The day the tooth fairy died

As you know I’ve always been on the fence about the whole Santa and Tooth Faerie thing because my parents went all out when we were kids but we just haven’t been in the sort of environment where I can really do that for Fysh. I wasn’t going to do it at all and but…

Pocket Money

We have never really done the pocket money thing. Usually Fysh will get a gift or an outing as a reward which has worked well. He’s very money aware in the sense that he knows that money doesn’t go far and that you have to work hard for it. He will often say no thank…

The Eights…

Fysh is well mannered, he really is as awesome as he sounds here, we never dealt with the terrible two’s or the threenager ages and he only ever threw a tantrum in the shop once but eight has brought on a kid I don’t know so well. He’s still very polite, clever, grateful for even…