Weekend Wonders

We had a great weekend in our little family. It was father’s day on Sunday so we decided to declare ‘family time’ to give Steve a break from all the work he’s been doing around the house (more on that to come).

We live about an hour from the Gold Coast so it’s not a far drive for us to go down and enjoy the beach whenever we get a chance. After Steve had a morning of mountain biking, we set off for the coast. We chose to have lunch down there as there’s this great little greek place called Greek Street Grill that we like to go to. They do the most amazing tasting plates and we always leave feeling well fed and happy.

After that I had planned to take some photos of Sophie on the beach with my SLR. Unfortunately she has been a little off this week and she had finally fallen asleep so we decided to let her stay in the land of nod for a little longer. We did cheat and take a nice shot of her in the Ergo on the beach.

The water looked amazing and I was half wishing I had brought my board down so I could have a paddle, but there wasn’t much out there and I was so happy to have some time with Steve.

After we walked on the beach I had planned to go to Donut Boyz, but we came across this cool Belgian chocolate café and Steve insisted we go in so he could have some waffles. I saw fondue and caved. I was slightly annoyed at the size they cut my strawberries for the fondue. It made it nearly impossible to keep them on the skewer. The mocha frappe made up for it though.

Sunday was jam packed with church and extended family Father’s day celebrations. Our church bought 300 Donut Boyz Doughnuts and served them up with Ginger Beer after church, we had a great BBQ with my in-laws for lunch. Sophie decided that the celebrating was all too much and took a large nap on the couch. She had a tutu skirt that went with the outfit but the poor little thing has been rather bloated so I took it off her so she was more comfortable.

I’ve been seeing so many photos of Father’s Day celebrations on social media. Tell me, what are your family traditions for days like this? Did you do something special for your other half on his first Fathers Day?


I dreamed a dream…


It’s such a simple concept right? Wrong. For as long as I can remember I have had some funny sleep issues. I’ve never really had a problem though because it’s just me, and the next morning I’m not usually aware of what’s occurred and I just get on with my day. But since I’ve been with Steve, I’m a bit more aware of my sleep habits and I guess a little more sensitive to the issue. We’ve been married a little while and I’m kind of waiting for an “episode” to occur just so we can clear the air and move on.

The last big episode started as usual with me in my bed, sleeping. The next morning I woke up as normal, went to work and then I got a phone call. It was a random guy calling and he said “I’m just calling to check you’re ok after last night”, at that moment I had all sorts of scenarios going through my head. Was I drugged? What happened? I asked him what he was talking about and he said “you called me last night very late and you said you were lost and you sounded really upset. I just wanted to check that you were safe and ok”.


I was so confused at this point. I looked at my phone and sure enough, it turned out that I had called this poor guy at 2:00am and slept talked my way through a 15 minute conversation with him. I apologized to the guy and mentioned that I have a bit of a sleep “thing” and that most of the time its funny. He assured me that he was ready to call the police and that perhaps I should have it looked at.  I still haven’t made up my mind whether to explore it any further, I am aware of the safety risks associated with sleep walking but for the moment, it’s really just another part of the colorful life of Sasha.

I know that when it happens again Steve will no doubt have a laugh and be so great about it, like he always is with all my other bits and pieces. But I wonder.. am I alone here? Does this happen to other people… Tell me about your sleep moments. I’d love to hear.

P.S. I’ve noticed I’ve been getting a few views of late so “hello” again. Thanks for reading and I am more than keen to hear any feedback of which way you would like this blog to go.

Happy Monday!