Schools out for summer …..

Yesterday was the last day of the school year for The-9-year-old and with mixed feelings, we have summer break ….

Mixed feelings because they are off school for what seems like FOREVER!

Well, 10 weeks to be precise, not that I’m counting or anything (1 morning down and only 68 days to go).

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Things I’m loving this week

The ATO and The CRA

This week I’m loving the ATO (Australian Taxation Office)  and the CRA (Canadian Revenue Agency).  Weird right and not something you hear often, someone actually loving two of the most hated government agencies.

Having previously been a small business owner the ATO would often be a name muttered under my breath along with several expletives in the same sentence.  What has brought on this sudden love fest?

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Silence of the Lambs

Over the weekend,  we celebrated a milestone with the 8-year-old getting a new moniker and becoming the 9-year-old.

Nothing says kids birthday than an afternoon spent watching medieval knights trying to kill each other as you chow down on a 3-course feast and so we found ourselves at Medieval Times.

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Brain games

A few things have been throwing me off lately.

One of the things I can’t my head around is Seagulls …

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Who ya gonna call? Not a GP

** I may just get a little bit sweary in this post**

Word of warning if you move to Canada … Don’t get sick!

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Vegemite

Ok, so Australian’s love Vegemite!

The black tar like substance that is made from leftover brewers yeast.  It is extremely salty and stinks.  I freakin love it!

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The festival of I’m sorry!

This week I paid a visit to the Dentist, I have actually paid a visit to the dentist once a week for the last 3 weeks having various things done and this week she declared I am their favourite patient.

I bet I am, I thought as the cash dislodged itself from my wallet and into hers. What’s not to love about me financing that fancy car and the kids private school fee’s but then I felt like a bitch for thinking bad thoughts. I was going to get struck by lightning the minute I walked out of her office. All of the staff at the office are super friendly and nice and have made me feel more relaxed with each visit. I am a big wimp when it comes to the Dentist and because of this had put off going for a ridiculous amount of time. On my first visit, I apologised for the state of my teeth and so began the festival of I’m sorry!

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Desperately Seeking a Doctor.

Over the weekend, sitting relaxing and watching the Ice Hockey (it’s the only bloody thing that is ever on TV in this home and drives me nuts) the 8-year-old thrust a foot in my face and asked, “is it normal that this thing I have had for ages has turned black?”

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Desperately Seeking

**Apologies in advance, I do drop the f-bomb in this post**

One of the hardest things about moving overseas apart from the obvious, (saying goodbye to family and friends) is trying to find a new hairdresser.   I have enough hair on my head for 6 people, so I wear it in a short cropped hair style.  It is so ridiculously thick that when I go into the hairdressers for a trim enough hair is left behind on the floor that it could be turned into a wig.

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Pyjama Fashion …. It’s a thing!

You say Pajama, I say Pyjama … you like Potato and I like Potahto, Potato, Potahto, Tomato, Tomahto …  call them what you will whether it’s Pj’s, Jammies, Jim Jams or Jimmies Canadian’s have a THING for wearing clothing that I consider nightwear as daywear and out in public.

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