This is what happened in January

January 29, 2015

Dear Max

We are almost down a month, you’re settling well at school, and have a new bestie, Ashley. Yesterday I put money in your case for popcorn from the tuckshop, and you exclaimed how excited you were to share it with Ashley. Aaaaaw.

What else has been happening, aside from school stuff? Here’s the rundown:

– I’m loving my new’ish job, and there is not a day that goes by that I’m not laughing, thinking, and getting stretched sufficiently. There is also not a day that goes past that I’m also not dipping my hand into big sweet jars and biscuit wrappers, and I’m pretty sure I might be one of the minority who put on weight in January, despite new year’s ambitions to do the opposite.

– On that note, I’m running very little and my first marathon is a week and half away, which is a bit scary.

– I got a new car as my other one was getting too expensive to maintain. I was heartsore to let it go – I loved it, and I’m full of sentimentality as I was pregnant in it, and cruised around with you as a newborn, toddler and preschooler.

– Your granny had a seizure and was in hospital for a few days. It was nothing “major” this time, just a symptom of where she’s at, the doctors tell us

– We had to find a new someone to fetch you from school each day. We are so upset that Gill can’t help out, but logistically with you at a new school and in a different area, it’s not possible. We have found someone fab, and here’s hoping it turns out.

– I went to Cape Town for the launch of the new Ford Fusion, which as is usually the case with Ford events, was full of fun, smooth wheeling, and a good opportunity to cruise through the winelands (not drinking, while driving, obviously).

– I’ve been working with an awesome designer to give this blog and Rattle and Mum a nip and a tuck. I’m excited for the results, and to sport the facelifts soon.

It’s been a month of ebbs and flows, but it’s propelled more than it’s pulled.

Looking forward to building new memories with you,


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Woohoo – Hello Kitty Kinder eggs from a colleague who brought them back from Austria


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Record-breaking brilliant day at Wanderers for an ODI between SA and the Windies


Ziplining at Acro Branch




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  • Andrea

    Lovely post! Hopefully Max will approve of the changes 😉 x

    January 29, 2015 at 9:05 am Reply
  • shane

    glad to see you and max doing well and your staying busy. LOve the new for range looks great. sounds like your going to have a good marathon but could struggle abit. good luck with that
    take care and best wishes shane

    January 29, 2015 at 9:55 am Reply
  • MeeA

    Sounds like a good start to the year!
    I’ve just started running again and aim to do my first full marathon this year… Eek!
    As for blogs, after a year and three months of not blogging, I have revived my blog on a new platform and look forward to getting stuck into blogging again. I’m off Facebook and Twitter, though – I’ve deleted both of my profiles.
    It’s been a productive start to the year so far and I think 2015 is going to be a good one. Let’s hope it is for us all!

    January 29, 2015 at 10:41 am Reply
  • Mrs FF

    Hope the new pick up plan is working and Max is enjoying school?

    Here’s to a wonderful 2015

    February 15, 2015 at 10:56 pm Reply
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