June, 2018. This means we’re halfway through the year, right?! I prefaced Theverymoodyhousehold’s year as “The Year of Change”, and boy, was I on the money: new schools, new jobs, losses of loved ones, new life, new adventures.

I think we are doing a pretty good job at adapting to life as it comes at us. Grimace, Giggles Magoo and Little Mate all seem to be taking it in their stride and embracing where we find ourselves.

But, only looking at those thingsĀ means it’s easy to overlook or miss some of the beauty in life from the everyday. When I posted that, what I had forgotten about was the constants. The things that make you shine from the inside. Family, friends, food, music, my loves, new days, the sun setting to close a day, the change in the season. My introspection.

All these things will continue to occur, no matter the changes.

So, a mid-year check in from me. Don’t forget to look at your everyday. I clearly did and perhaps missed a little of the beautiful detail. But, alas, the sun will arise tomorrow.



We live for a long weekend

With the passing of another long weekend, Theverymoodyhousehold made sure to take advantage.

A few train trips and a ferry ride saw me and the young ‘uns arrive at Manly (Grimace was far more sensible and opted to drive down after work. Seriously, public transport with a three year old. What was I thinking?!).

But, the main thing was, I got us to the city without yelling or pretending they weren’t mine (mostly using snacks to keep them both at bay). We even managed a very civil visit to the Myer Toy level, with each fella choosing a lego set.

No prizes for picking their preferred Lego theme…

Anyway, once Grimace joined us in Manly, we very much enjoyed the scenery and some lovely winter beach action.

As Sydney is currently colorfully lit up at night (Thank You Vivid!) We decided to take advantage and check out the Taronga Zoo Vivid installation. And, we were not disappointed. The lights, the Sydney vistas and the excited crowd buzz gave us an adventure to remember, even if we did get really bloody wet.

After all that awesomeness, there was plenty of time for this (which is what I secretly live for):