I don’t even know where to begin with my recent weekend! It was pretty full on. My head hit the pillow last night and I think I may have been snoring!

I left early Friday morning and I was the driver. I drove my friend’s car to Melbourne as she’d hurt her wrist and couldn’t drive. Her car was very fancy! I felt like royalty… it was a nice start to the weekend. We chatted the whole way. I’m sure we solved every mothering problem there ever was! She has 5 girls, I have 3 boys and another friend has one of each, so between us, we were the experts that day.

So, 25 girls from Wagga in Melbourne was always going to be crazy. The weekend had trouble written all over it!

I don’t drink, so I was the sensible mother hen the whole time and was usually heading to bed before every one else.

But firstly I posed with my nieces. Yes, I am their Aunty (which is very weird to me still). Well I’m their Aunty by marriage. They are all total rat bags and always have me in stitches. The whole of Wagga knows these little babes…

Then Josh and Jenna came and picked me up. We squealed and laughed in the car on the way to their house. I hadn’t seen them for a few months. There was so much to chat about! Their reno is in full swing. I walked in and burst out laughing! “You’re still living like THE BLOCK!” Yes, their house mimicked our block days. I couldn’t stop laughing! It’s going to look fabulous though. The photos above are a sneak peak. Jen wouldn’t turn around!

We had a gorgeous dinner in Seddon at Le Chein. Delicious! Then they dropped me back to the Crown to find my lovely party friends in full swing (some already needing to be carried home! Haha). I snuck off after a while and was bright as a button the next morning. Well, the real party hadn’t even started!

I had a lovely brunch in the city on Saturday morning. I wasn’t in the mood to shop as I was all shopped out after New York. Plus it was freezing! Oh my goodness Melbourne you really can be cold!


The birthday was at the Cookie Bar in Swanston Street at lunch time. We all got spruced up in our best gear. The hair straighteners where flying, the high heels were out, we were running from room to room…

The cake! My sister-in-law is a beauty therapist so this was perfect for her. Made by Amie of course! It was very funky.

The cake aftermath!

Our little memento for the night… Pretty cool hey?

The Cookie Bar. You must go here if you can! It was so good. They serve Thai food and yummy cocktails!

After lunch (which turned in to dinner), I went back to the Casino, had a wander, a gossip in some of the girls rooms and my head hit the pillow. It was a huge day, a gorgeous birthday and a lot of fun.

We all woke on Sunday morning with the intention of going shopping at Chadstone, but after a dreadful phone to one of the girls saying her mother had passed away, the plans had changed. Cancer, you’re an arsehole. She had only been diagnosed with it 4 weeks ago and this was not what my friend was ready for… :( I had never packed so fast in my life. I was going to be the driver because I knew Melbourne well and I wasn’t dusty from alcohol so a group of us were in the car within 20 minutes. It was a very sobering drive home. Lots of love to her this week.

I had such a crazy weekend! I need to recover this week. I’ve got some work on, so it will be head down bum up. The kids have some activities today, there is washing to do and food to get. Hope you have a great day! X

What’s happening in your neighbourhood this week?