Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Wordless Wednesday : Hardest thing I've done

I will explain later.

OMG - hardest thing I've ever tried.

Almost to top !

I didn't die , doubts were had on the way up.

The Helicopter ladder to the left was a piece of cake ! This was 2nd easiest !






 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Live like you were dying .

Blogging has been the furthermost thing from my mind of late. I've been away 3 weekends (plus extra days) in a row, had scans and Oncology / Dr's appointments in between too.

Firstly. Me - so far so good , I recently had another round of CT scans and I see the [3rd] Oncologist in a month at Westmead. Oncologist 1 & 2 are pleased everything is stable.

I take each day as it comes. Gratefully well enough.

I plan on having as much fun as I can.

Last weekend away I saw things that shook me to my core , plus the news a family member was diagnosed with a new cancer and a close friend with metastasis of her breast cancer to her lungs (as far as they know). Their future is uncertain.

Also, my hub's elderly aunt passed away on Sunday. She had a full life but was incapacitated after a stroke a few years ago that limited her mobility and activities.

At a family camp we attended I met two incredibly brave little girls almost 5 and 11 both recently diagnosed with brain tumours , going through chemo and they had a port like I do . They were joining in all activities and living as normal a life as they can.Their challenges are great but their resilience and inner strength reminds me we are all capable of so much when we have the support of family and friends.







 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Wordless Wednesday : Pan Pacific Masters Games - If you think a minute goes quickly

Not #PPMG14


 My Gold Medal

Paddling with this Cancer Survivor team (plus ringin's)

This was Great Grand Masters 10's (not my race) 500m
1st 500m Race Cancer Survivors Team #PPMG14


Sorry, I missed you all last week I was away 5 days - paddling !  

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Wordless Wednesday : Oh what a feeling ?

Ever wish life had a rewind button? not because of regret, simply to enjoy those moments you cherish just one more time.
I've been scrolling through my old photos - so many memories. My cheeky boys have sure grown !


Totally a random capture and pose. He was wearing the helmet because the boys rode their bikes and I walked the dogs.

January 2010

The car is soon to relocated for posterity - being the farm it was retired on has been sold - lucky it is not far from our property.

 

Monday, 3 November 2014

{ Giveaway } Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battroborg Battle Game

Turtle Power is in our hands!


It's giveaway time - perfect timing with Christmas on our heels.

This is not a sponsored post , I received a Battroborg TMNT electronic battle game to review with my boys , no payment was received . Accepting reviews with giveaways for Mother of the year points allows me to give back to my readers.

The original Motion Controlled Battling Robots from Battroborg are still one of OUR favourite toys because who doesn't love to weld a fist or a sword and take someone down a peg or two ...kidding! 

Battroborg are advanced, motion controlled battling robots. My boys have awesome fun (so do my hubby and I).

TOMY’s latest high performance toy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battroborg Battle Game, launched in October, has been flying off the shelves.

It appeals to kids from both big or small. All the children who visit love Battroborg.  
My eldest son 21yr was a huge TMNT fan as a lad and I bet he'll want to play too.


It encourages me to play with my boys and they smash me !



I cannot nail this gig because my co-ordination is woeful. Precise katana controller movements  - move left - move right  slice up or down or 45 °without bashing the table or your brother command Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael as they master their battle skills in the secret training dojo arena to take down Shredder and the Foot Clan.

There are multiple game play modes that add extra excitement as your motions control your Turtle around the treacherous dojo trapdoors.

Who will be the last TMNT standing?

It's great exercise and not as passive as using thumbs on iDevices or gaming consoles.



Yes, he is a giant TMNT

The floor ensures a larger battle field.

Each katana controller puts the power in your hands  to battle your opponent and take them down ..
20 minutes of charge equals 20 minutes of play to train, battle and score with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

What are you waiting for - 
 Battroborg -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Battle Game to giveaway -

Included are two 10cm Turtles, two Katana controllers, battle arena , sixteen sewer caps, four sewer cap platforms, two sewer cap counters, two foot clan soldier knock down targets and one shredder trap trigger - (RRP $99.95)
PS Pizza and Batteries not included.
Battroborg Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Electronic Battle Game


(Just remember to flick the switch off - on both the robots and katana to save battery power)



www.battroborg.com

For your chance to win - tell me your favourite toy as a child or your child's favourite toy ?



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3.There will be 1 winner - One Battroborg TMNT Battle Game $99.95
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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Myer Christmas Giftorium - for all your wide eyed wandering with something for everyone.

How delighted were my boys and I to be invited to a special preview of a unique concept in Christmas retailing at Myer Sydney Friday 17th October (simultaneous events were held in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth).

Designed to create a new level of customer engagement with stella gifts, decorations, festive food ideas all in a one stop shop. Myer is bringing back the magic of Christmas ...

Yes , Christmas came early.

My boys were delighted by Marvin's magic and had to know his secrets.


They wandered around wide eyed , dropping eating popcorn and sherbert , I could not drag them away. The Lego display was awesome !!!

Made out of tiny Lego bricks

At the heart of Giftorium is the availability from November 8th to book a complimentary Giftician to help you choose the perfect present - from the 12 themes of Christmas. There was far too much to take in there, more to find than can ever be found. 

Myer Christmas Giftorium is perfect for all your wide eyed wandering with something for everyone.


 Friendly Gifticians are there to make your Christmas shopping easy. Whatever your budget and whoever you're choosing for, they'll use their gift expertise to help you spread some serious joy this Christmas.
  • Dapper Dad
  • Miracle Mum
  • Glamour Gran
  • Trendy Young Things (gifts for teens and young adults)
  • Kids Cubby (toys and children’s gifts)
  • Food Fanatic (for the foodies).
  • Stocking Fillers
  • Techno Freak (tech and gadgets)
  • Fashionista (for fashion fans)
  • Globe Trotter (for travellers)
  • Paws Corner (pets)
  • Hop, Skip, Juice  (health and fitness)

 
There is an online version as well.

Not to mention Producticians with expert product demonstrations and gift ideas from around the world. The 4 downtown stores will have pop-up stores with a Mr Men and Little Miss store, Sodastream, Dilmah teas , Benefit, BONDS and Vista print.




A kaleidoscope of colours and fun. There is even Roving treat assistants every weekend from November 8th with free food options in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth . The official launch date Saturday November 8th will see a Giftorium in all 67 stores nationwide -certain to inspire , delight and excite the whole family with a host of fun activities.

It reminds me of the American Christmas movies when they go last minute Christmas shopping ...there's way too much to take in here, more to find than can ever be found across all Giftoriums - 2.2 million products, enough to fill the MCG.



PS - ASK about the Same Day ELF delivery in the CBD .

Plus, with their All Wrapped Up service, just select your gifts in-store and Gifticians will wrap them up and deliver them to your door! *Terms and conditions apply to this free delivery.


Disclosure: I received and my children spent the $50 Myer Giftcard - thank you Marvin's magic) , a Sodastream , Dilmah tea and My own Little Miss Trish. I covered my own travel costs.After sharing my wonderful experience - I get another $30 Giftcard so I can return to Giftorium - this time to buy something for me :)
 
 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Wordless Wednesday : Inside the box


This is where I found my 8yr old last week !
Flashback to more boxes !

Packing ...


Mum's new dryer ...boys new cubby !

The boat on one of our early Farm visits.
"With nothing more than a little imagination, boxes can be transformed into forts or houses, spaceships or submarines, castles or caves. Inside a big cardboard box, a child is transported to a world of his or her own, one where anything is possible." - National Toy Hall of Fame

What's in a box ?

PS: I've got an exciting new giveaway to go (the hint is in the #1 box ) 



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