Wow, just as the last of the 10 lucky IKEA Beloved book winners was emailing her details yesterday, a courier rocked up to my door with this IKEA 10kg meatball box of excitement, as a thank you to me. Little old me!! All super handy things . . . photo frames, candles, tea lights, thermos, bowls, cannisters, loopy hanger, bag clips, scrubbers, napkins, paper plates . . . even a floor mat. Trust me IKEA, it was a pleasure to do the store tour in Sydney & present the giveaway.
Christmas is a time of year i really like to drag out for as long as possible, it's happiness, sunshine, family, swimming & holidays, visiting our elderly parents & extended families, especially this one just past - my handsome soldier was home. He's about to move back to Qld for 2 years (of a 3 year posting) . . . i have a big couple of years ahead of me of solo parenting!! It's technically called 'dual solo' parenting, honestly, it's the parent on the ground who is doing the heavy lifting thanks, anything my husband tries to offer from thousands of kilometres away, really, in the heat of the moment, it's not particularly helpful. Ha ha, he's going to retire in his early 40s when we have 3 teenage girls in the house. Anyway, he will 'move back in' with us in January 2013, how sad does that sound?? He has an incredibly busy 2 years all over the place, so it wouldn't matter where we lived, he wouldn't be 'home'. But 2013 is our year, building our homestead!! Have lovely weekends everyone, love Posie