Weekend Escape

I apologize  if this blog is lacking… i had previously written an extended version of it, only to have my phone delete it. So here goes… take two! 

My partner and i escaped to the beautiful city of Melbourne this weekend for some time  away. A rare occasion as we will choose trees and farm land over the confined space of the city anyday. However with work  lately it has been all too easy to fall into work, sleep, eat, repeat! Everyone needs to escape the routine of everyday  life once in a while.

Though only an hours drive from the place we call home, we filled up yesterday with anything and everything. Our hotel is in Docklands not far from the star, which means a short walk to the yarra river, crown and all its happenings. Kingpin bowling, bars/clubs, drinks, photo booths, hotel pool, dancing/music, crown, restaurants and lots and lots of walking. My feet are sore not but it was worth it.

This morning i am chilling in our room reading a good book and talking to you lovely people, whilst my partner is at the hotel gym. Checkout is 11am. 

What’s  on the menu for breaky? Coco pops and banana. Why not!

STaY tuned- J


A Good Day

Today was a good day. As I mentioned in one of my previous blogs I have recently taken on a new role at my work as room leader in a Toddler room. For those who dont know childcare terms; this means I am in charge of a room and of looking after 8-10 under 3 year old children on a daily basis Mon-Fri. 

Leading up to starting this position I was quite emotional, not in the sense of crying and been depressed or anything… more in the way that I was anxious to get started… I could not switch of my brain and the 1,000 questions running through my head. What am I going to do? How will I set up my room? How will I handle Toddler tantrums (as previously I worked with 3-5 year olds)? What if I fail? Will I get along with my assistant in the room? The list went on and on…

I am now three days into my new job. The first day I felt lost, the second i moved my room around and today was such a great day that I left work feeling ontop of the world. Today just worked. I have been receiving positive feedback from other Educators, My Boss, Parents and my children are responding well to the program/the room routines. 

Normally I am a stress head so for me to leave work today feeling accomplished and content about where im at, is rare yet something I felt needed acknowledgement. I dont always reconise or make a fuss when I have done well or am happy, incase of jinxing it I guess… I find myself silly thinking like that though. Today was good. Tomorrow who knows but let me enjoy today 🙂

Stay tuned- J

Welcoming 2017…

One of my new years resolutions for this year is to eat healthier, it is to loose weight as well though I haven’t set myself an actual amount of kg’s that I would like to loose. With christmas, new years, birthdays, easter what hope has a girl got? Lol believe me I am working on substituting the chips and chocolate for fruit and vegetables; and the red bull and coke for tea and water. I am told it takes 28 days for form a habit good or bad, so hopefully each day is one day closer to Day 28! To assist me to keep track of what I eat I have brought a health journal; mainly to remind myself whether I am achieving my goals and to assist me to be more organised. (Health Journal $4 kmart)

Another new years resolution of mine is to save money. Though the future and its happenings are never certain; I want to have money set asside for emergencies, my horses, children, a house, holidays with my family/partner and marriage. To assist me with this I have purchased a budget book ($4 kmart). I have also gone back to fulltime this year; I start back tomorrow after two weeks off. I am a mixture of excited, nervous, motivated and anxious to go back to wotk… Which brings me to another of my resolutions; my job and exceeding in the new role I have taken on this year (Room Leader in a Toddler room). First day in my new room tomorrow. Wish me luck.

Stay tuned- J ♡

My Books

As much as I love writing stories, I also love reading them. At the moment I am interested in though not limited to general fiction, country & contemporary romances books at the moment. I love how an author can draw you into a story/ the main characters life and make you feel as if you are with that person and alongside them every step of the way. My daily/weekly reading sessions are my personal escape from reality. Not that reality is all that mad, rather it is refreshing and somewhat intreging to look at things through another persons eyes/perspective at times. 

The last 4 books I have read that that I would definitely recommend are; 

  • Karly Lane- Second Chance Town
  • Tricia Stringer- Right as Rein
  • Rachael Johns- Man Drought
  • Jojo Moyes- After you

The current book I am reading is;

  • James Pattersons- $10,000000 Wedding Proposal

Saturday Morning Breakfast

I’ll admitt I dont always make extravagant meals for breakfast, who can be bothered… today I had a burst of energy though so I made this.

Toast with a slice of cheese ontop, which melts when you put the egg ontop. Then small peices of straz and cooked cherry tomatoes on the side. Something for all my tastebuds. And ofcourse a glass of OJ (orange juice) to go with it. Mmm…

I would love to hear some of your breakfast creations/ideas 🙂

Stay tuned- J