I honestly had forgotten. It had completely slipped my mind.
Until I saw it was my cousin’s birthday on social media… I hadn’t realised.
Hadn’t realised, the month of the Lion had begun.
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And not only had I forgotten, but I had failed to remember for a couple of days already…
The sign of the lion started on the 23rd of July.
How could I forget one of the most exciting times of the year???
I feel things heating up already… take that as you will 😉
A day where you end up where you didn’t expect, is honestly as good as a holiday.
Away from the routine. Away from the housework. Away from the same old same old, blah blah blah.
Do it on a school/work night, and shock horror… “you are doing what on a Monday night?” (no less)… tee hee hee. 🙂
Imagine you thought you were going to end up in one place (uh, home?) and then, the night brought you to another location?
With family. Cousins.
And vanilla slice.
Yep, it is that vanilla slice AGAIN. Any day that ends in vanilla slice, good company and a change of scenery, is happy times for me.
(Don’t forget the coffee).
The general consensus amongst Melburnians today would be this:
The weather was amazing.
Stunning. Bright. Happy. Glorious. All the sunshine-y things.
It was a perfect Easter Saturday, and a wonderful way to continue this Easter long weekend.
But few people would have been privy to the other celestial show I witnessed earlier today.
I left the house for work at 6am. It was black as midnight. And yet instead of doing my usual hurried dash towards the car (boogie men, that’s why, and a certain cousin who likes to scare me shitless with horror videos) I stopped, and I stared.
And I took out my phone.
The moon was so full, so bright and so low, that it was casting a beautiful shimmering reflection on the water before me.
It was magical. Like something you would read about in a book… but this was before my very eyes. My mind wasn’t making it up at all.
And I realised… if it weren’t for work, I wouldn’t have seen this spectacular lunar display.
Often, we find ourselves in places that we are meant to be in… but it’s whether we realise it or not that makes the difference.
School holiday time, means catch-up with the regulars time.
And by no means did we go to a ‘new’ play centre… but it was still novel to us.
And this time, there were 3. Bab girl had as much fun playing with her cousin her age, as they chased each other up and down the indoor play area, as she did doting over her little cousin and letting her help prepare in the play-pretend kitchen.
It was a great day. Plenty to see and do for the kids, many structured activities to literally move through…
And we stayed over 3 hours! Evidence of the fun had by ALL.
I love, that these girls will grow up continuing to make these beautiful memories… and so ’til next time… ♥♥♥
Do you know what’s great about showing an overseas guest, where you live?
Is it showcasing the local produce?
Is it the long-awaited bonding and d&ms that have waited years to materialise?
Is it the excitement of a new person in the house?
Well, it’s ALL of those things… but of special importance…
It’s seeing your town again, through their eyes.
Fresh eyes 😍🌅💗
The highlight of tonight came as we were all crowded around some home-made burgers.
And it wasn’t the burgers alone that made the night great, but what those burgers represented.
Great company with family friends we haven’t caught up with in a long while.
Great conversation – the type where there are two lines of dialogue running at the same time.
And last but not least… 4 gorgeous kiddos munching at a mini table beside us, happily devouring their burgers… baby girl one of them. 😍
The burgers were simple, good. Wholesome, healthy, tasty.
Some of the best things in life are simple, right?
And if simple equates to the best…
Well then the kids playing, our d&ms and these gourmet burgers made this night tops 👍
I haven’t seen my extended family for so long…
So what could be better than seeing them at a loved ones big birthday?
Why, these two sweet cherubs 💗💗💗
Happy Saturday Night 🙂