Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A Pump Class & Saying Goodbye

Cross Training

I've decided I can't run every day otherwise I'm going to keep getting injured.  So yesterday I went to the gym and did the new release pump class.   As you can imagine I'm quite stiff today but thankfully my hip seems completely healed (at last!).

My new best friends are my theraband and my foam roller.  I wish my physio could see how well-behaved I'm being :)

Saying Goodbye

Two of the twins' therapists are both returning to their home countries this week.  It will be a huge loss for Australia as good ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) therapists and especially BCBAs (Board Certified Behaviour Analysts) are in very short supply here.  One of the reasons I think the twins did so well is they had fantastic, experienced and qualified therapists.  And today it is paying off :).  We will miss them.

They came over for afternoon tea to say goodbye and my mother-in-law cooked up a storm….quiches, chicken sandwiches, scones and caramel slices - yummo.

She set the table with her great Aunt's hand embroidered table cloth and special tea cups and saucers.  It was a wonderful afternoon.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Never Never Never Give Up!


A few months ago I tore my gluteus medius.  Unfortunately I resisted physio for a couple of months before getting help.  But finally, I'm injury free, but I'm right back at the beginning of my marathon journey….Couch to 5 k Week 1, Run 1.  It was a beautiful start to a beautiful day.

A beautiful but cold morning for a run

Kleames Barber Shop - Chatswood 

  • 4/76A Archer St
  • Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia 2067

My eldest son is a die-hard Liverpool fan.  A couple of weeks ago I was at Chatswood and stumbled upon this amazing Liverpool-themed barber shop.  I kept the secret for 2 weeks and dragged my unsuspecting son to Chatswood for a haircut.  When he saw the place he was speechless!  He absolutely loved it.  My Mother-in-Law and I watched on in amusement while the barber and my son talked Liverpool.

How cool is this

Everything has the Liverpool insignia

My eldest taking snaps 

Then it was off for some quality time bowling with my son.  You know your kids are growing up when they start to bowl properly :)

After that the three of us ate pizza and spaghetti in Chatswood's piazza followed by…

Sssh…don't tell anyone - this is the BEST gelato I've ever tasted.

Gelateria Gondola - Chatswood

The owners are from Venice and the gelato is out of this world.  I had the hazelnut in a cone.  And we sat outside opposite the Liverpool barbershop and chilled (it was quite chilly :))

Archer St Chatswood- you won't regret it

So pretty...

…and so yummy