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Moo! It’s the year of the Ox, albeit a slow one, for me that is, to be wishing everyone on the 5th day. Still, MMOOOOO!!!!

We entered this new year with fairly hot weather. I remember the chillier days a few years back, but THIS! This, is just HOT. Today is the third day in a row that the weather has risen about 43 degree Celsius. I have been ditching, as I have mentioned in my other blog, my hubby and my bed to sleep with Aidan, just because the evaporative cooler is in his room. In the previous years, it took about 2-3 days for the water in that cooler to be used up. Last night, I topped it up before going to sleep at about 1am, and it has already dried up before we woke up at 8am.

We took refuge at the shopping centre yesterday. So did everyone else. Hence it wasn’t that cooling after all. We again took refuge at a much cooler place earlier this arvo at the pool. Still full of people, but at least it was only half of them. The reason being some schools have already started yesterday. Imagine everyone still on holidays.

My jaw is in pain right now. Aidan jumped for the first time in the large pool, and I was afraid he couldn’t find his footing. Obviously, it was my fault. I hovered frantically over him, trying to find his hands so I could pull him up. He did find his footing, and pushed himself up, while my chin was right under his head. Slam! I swore that would have dislocated my jaw! He rubbed his head, I rubbed my chin, but I didn’t tell him how painful that was. For a while I was in a daze.


Aidan received a letter in the postbox today, addressed to him. I showed him the letter and asked him to read who’s name is written down. He recognized his own name, and asked if he could open it.

Inside, was a lovely note from both his kinder teachers, Mrs. McIvor and Mrs. Staffieri, along with these photos taken the whole year round. This one is Teddy Bear Picnic with Dinesh and Easter Day with Justin.


Kinder activities include puppet shows and hatching eggs to little chicks.


Playground and role plays.


Loving the outdoor.


And his birthday cupcakes.


Aidan’s best friend at kinder, Dinesh, who unfortunately for Aidan, most of his kinder friends will be going to another Prep.


Lovely pictures to cherish.

I had a sickening headache from the tensed jaw yesterday. Having a root canal done was bad enough, but to drive Aidan to a play program while feeling like chucking up is another. Woke up with the headache, and slept most of the day with it too. Codeine and ibuprofen was supposed to give me pain relief, but too much of the latter causes fluid retention, and it’s usually right at my head, where I can feel my eyes buldging and brain floating.

After an hour’s nap, I went to pick Aidan up again, not feeling any better. I reckoned if I had a fuller stomach, perhaps I wouldn’t feel as lousy. So I asked if he would like to go to Macca’s. No prize in guessing the very obvious answer. All the way, in the car, he was calling out for me, wanting to chat. I gave the occasional ‘Mm hmm‘ but at last I had to tell him to stop.


Because Mama is having a headache. My head is very painful.

Mama head pain pain. You have to go see doctor.

Yes, bubba. I may have to see a doctor.

After a moment of silence, he said After go doctor first, then we go Donalds.

My sweet little darling πŸ™‚ and a wee bit silly too πŸ˜›


Gosh, I didn’t realize I was away from this blog for so long.

The holiday break was good. In fact, itΒ  was great. Aidan had so much fun, with the arrival, and now back to Hong Kong, of his ‘kai yeh’ (godfather), bearing gifts from himself and a whole load of friends over there. Travelling was mostly on the agenda, to:

Philip Island


Spending time with Miguel


Spending time with ‘Kai Yeh’


More beaches




I guess that’s enough pics for now. Max has taken hundreds of them and I will have to find time to sort them out.

Till then, I hope everyone had a great year. If not, may this year be a much better, joyous and healthier one for you.