Emma’s 50th Parkrun

Emma’s 50th Parkrun

Today Emma completed her 50th Parkrun event! We are both so proud of her for battling through the cold winter mornings with us to do 5kms every Saturday. Congrats on your 50th Emma! Love Mum & Dad xoxo

Chermside Parkrun

Chermside Parkrun

Today we were off touristing again for Parkrun. Anne came up for the weekend, so the kids decided to stay with her, while Belinda, Lorraine and myself got up at 4.30am to go to Parkrun. While it was a little cool when we got there, it wasn’t as cold as what South Toowoomba Parkrun would have been. I got dressed in tights and a jumper, but decided to ditch them before the run. The run itself was quite nice. It…

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Lota Parkrun

Lota Parkrun

It was another early start this morning, about 4.30am, we headed off to parkrun, this time we were visiting Lota. Lot is a suburb of Brisbane, and to be honest I’d never even heard of it before. We arrived around 6.30am, with plenty of time to have a look over the course and walk around. There were a lot of people out exercising, running, walking dogs, pushing prams. It was quite busy along the walkways. There was only about 80…

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Emerald Parkrun

Emerald Parkrun

This Easter weekend has started off with a rather crazy challenge. We decided to get our ‘E’ letter for Parkrun. The only E in all of Queensland is at Emerald Parkrun. We jumped in the car at about 5am on Friday morning and undertook the 8 hour (or so) drive to Emerald. Along the way we made a few small stops. One photo opportunity was in front of the big watermelon at Chinchilla. Lorraine and Darren joined us for the…

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Pittsworth Parkrun

Pittsworth Parkrun

Parkrun at Pittsworth today! This completes my ‘P’ and 13th letter of the Alphabeteer challenge. The Alphabeteer challenge is to run a Parkrun starting with each letter of the alphabet. Next week we are off to Emerald, because that is the only letter ‘E’ in all of Queensland. So this was my first run at Pittsworth today and the course was ok. It was three laps of the showgrounds. My shoes got saturated from the heavy dew on the grass….

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Colour Frenzy Toowoomba 2020

Colour Frenzy Toowoomba 2020

Today we literally had some colourful fun! Lorraine took the kids around the 5km circuit, while Belinda, Kate and myself volunteered at one of the colour stations. The morning started out with everyone in nice white shirts and an array of tutu’s. The event went for most of the morning with the kids passing through several colour stations, a bubble machine and an inflatable obstacle course. After everyone had finished the run, there were plenty of smiles and not a…

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Declan’s 17th Birthday

Declan’s 17th Birthday

Today Declan turned 17! It warms both of our hearts to see that he has grown into the kind and responsible young man he is today. Yesterday afternoon Darren and Lorraine came around for some cake and to wish Declan a happy birthday. We “virtually” gave Declan his birthday present, which is a new iPhone, which he’ll get to pick up in a few weeks when all the house stuff settles. He still needs to work more on smiling in…

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Ryan’s 8th Birthday

Ryan’s 8th Birthday

Well this year it likely to be a memorable year for us, and especially Ryan, as it will be remembered as the year that the Coronavirus pandemic cancelled his birthday party. While we are not trying to focus on the impacts of this pandemic, it has made it hard to do the simplest of things, like having a birthday party. Even though we weren’t able to celebrate Ryan’s birthday the way we had intended to, we still had a great…

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Peak to Park Weekend

Peak to Park Weekend

This weekend has been a big weekend for us. We started the weekend as usual with Parkrun…just with a bit of a twist. We had my mum come visit and stay with us on Friday night. She joined us at Parkrun, which was only her second time doing Parkrun and, she smashed her PB by 7 minutes. Kellie, Robert and their kids also joined us for there first ever Parkrun. To make it even more special, it was the first…

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Belinda’s Birthday Dinner

Belinda’s Birthday Dinner

Today I surprised Belinda for her birthday with dinner at the Westbrook Tavern. It was all thanks (mostly) to the help of her best friend Kate, who suggested and booked the venue, organised people to attend and made the delicious birthday cake. I just took care of the rest! Even though a few of Belinda’s friends unfortunately couldn’t attend, it was a fun night out. The kids enjoyed playing and running around. We pretty much had the whole place to…

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