Sunday, October 16, 2016

Time flies.....

"Time flies when you are having fun" they say.... I say "time flies when you are just stupidly busy and time poor!"

I haven't given up on blogging and to be honest my food blog, A DASH OF FLAVOUR, also has felt the effect of our busy lifestyle...

I will try and catch up and show you all some highlights that have happened over 2016.... and also make a more conscious effort to keep up to speed with all that the House of Murray are doing.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Peninsula Saints Youth Girls vs NZ Kahu Youth Girls - Game 1

I have just received information about game 1 played today.  The Peninsula Saints Youth Girls won against the NZ Kahu Youth Girls 7-1-43 to 5-5-35... what a fantastic start for our Victorian girls.

Alex is number 15.

Well done to all the girls.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Welcome 2016

As we all start 2016, the New Year, I cannot help but be thankful that I actually made it here in one piece.

December was a mammoth month for not only me but for our family.

December saw our eldest child, Oliver, finish high school - an end to an era for our 17 year old and I guess, with options open, the beginning of a new adventure for him and we are so proud of him and the way he is becoming an absolutely charming young man! While Oliver is now facing life decisions Alexandria, started made her transition into year 10 without a hiccup.. There is never any need to be worried when it comes to Alex and school work but as a mam I do still worry!!

Noel missed the redundancy cull late November! Thankfully! Needless to say December was quite somber in his workplace and with having a four week break over the Christmas period it should be interesting as to what things will be like upon his return.

I too had some interesting swings and roundabouts in 2015 and managed to find more than the occasional brick wall. I was presented with opportunity and decision in the last two weeks of December which makes January 2016 exciting in many ways..

We all had a wonderful Christmas! Having our family with us, being surrounded by love and happiness is one of the greatest gifts anyone can have although, at times, it is not interpreted that way!!

Grandma, my mam, is down as per usual from her home on Bribie Island and enjoying the extra hot Melbourne summer we are having at the moment. Aunty Clare, Noel's sister, and Charlie also flew in from Sydney to share the Festive Season with us all. It's magnificent that with all the miles between us we still manage to get together and celebrate the important moments in life.

Nana and Grandad, who had a horrible 2015 with an accident on a cruise ended up with Nana having an impromptu hip replacement and an awful long road to recovery, were in great spirits as were Uncle Sean, Noel's brother, and Aunty Vicky, Christian and Daniel.

We saw in the New Year surrounded by some very special people but it wasn't an overly massive evening!! Nicely relaxing in the pool, chicken souvlaki's for dinner and with a few champagnes we said goodbye to the year that was and welcomed in a year of new beginnings and endless possibilities....

Happy New Year everyone... May all your dreams come true in 2016 xxxx

Friday, September 25, 2015

Wedded Bliss

22 years of wedded bliss

I loved you yesterday
I love you today
I will love you tomorrow

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

I love you not only for what you have made yourself, but for what you are making of me.

and I thank you xxxxxx

Friday, July 24, 2015


Sitting back last night I realised that if I don't keep this blog active then I will haven't nothing to look back on......

My external hard drive has broken - I have lost all my digital photos... 8 years worth. so angry and so disappointed.

Need to start again... although my kids have grown up (nearly) so I don't have any cheeky baby photo's or growing up, there are holidays and places that we may never do/see again, people past and present, etc, etc.......

So here goes.....

Thursday, March 26, 2015

It's nearly April..... already???

I am sitting here early on a Saturday morning, the kids are snoozing and hubby is at work. The quietness gives me time to reflect on the world that is whizzing past me so fast, at times I feel like I am not breathing in enough or out enough - it's just too fast paced at the moment. 

Within a blink of an eye we now have a 17 year old boy - a gorjus one at that BUT OMG 17!!  Where the hell did that time go??

So with that we celebrate a birthday - one with his Nana and Grandad and another with his cousin.  There will be a third one later with the mates!!

Yes Raspberry Self Saucing Pudding for his birthday cake..... hahahaha the simple things.

Dad even wrote nice things on the card and even the envelope.  Very loving yet surprising!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Princess in her Castle

We had a quiet afternoon today - relaxing after all the festivities of the Christmas and New Year activities.

Charlie with the help of Grandma and Alex made a little fairy castle in our miniature Weeping Willow tree in the front yard.

Happy New Year from the Murray's

From the House Of Murray we wish you all the very best that you deserve for 2015.  May you be blessed with success, happiness, health, worldly desires, laughter, love, family, friends and in my eyes the most important thing self worth.

One thing 2014 taught me was to remember what the important things are even when the shittiest of things are happing around you and the people you love.  I am not going to dwell on the events of 2014, for they are now in my past.  There were times that seemed very dark and never ending and while they may have helped shape me and teach me better things they are over. 
Although I didn't indulge you in our adventures as much as I have in the past years - I do have some wonderful memories from last year which I will treasure for as long as my mind lets me remember.
But for now... not matter what direction 2015 will take me, Noel and the kids I promise we will live each day of 2015 as a treasured privilege as in all honesty that's what life is about.  Right?
Sit back, grab a bevvie and enjoy our journey........

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