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Celebrating 100 posts on my birthday!


By the time you read this I’ll be on my way to a 48-hour, child-free holiday in Cairns/Port Douglas with my two sisters.

What’s the occasion you ask? Well today is my birthday (35) and my family know I need a break or else I’ll go completely bat shit madder than I already am.

I have another reason to be excited about today – this is my 100th blog post – in almost as many days.

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It might seem rather excessive – but for someone who loves to write and never shuts up, it’s actually quite understandable.

I really love the blog world and everyone in it, and I hope I’ve been able to make you laugh, nod in agreement or smile in one of the last 100 posts.

So here’s a bubbly on me!

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Please be comforted in the fact that as soon as I arrive at the airport I’m heading straight to the bar to have a drink, regardless of whether ‘it’s 5 o’ clock somewhere’ or not.

I have never been away from my three angels for longer than 24 hours and even then I was just a 30-minute drive from home.

But I have the Husband looking after them and my amazing parents to help him so he’ll probably have more a break that me!!!

To be honest – I’m in need of a break so much that I’m not even anxious about going away. I know I’ll miss kisses, cuddles, their cute voices and their laughs.

But I need this time away to be a better mum for them.

I need to appreciate what I have, to take a step back and realise how amazing my life is, because if I’m honest – at the moment I don’t feel any of these things.

Here’s a few things that are guaranteed to happen while ‘on tour’ with my sisters!

This is the last time we all went out together - at my hens night - back in 2007!!  Drunken pumpkins for shizzle

This is the last time we all went out together – at my hens night – back in 2007!! Drunken pumpkins for shizzle

1. Between the three of us we’ll take enough selfies to sink a ship.

2. We just might get arrested but if we do you’ll never know because “what goes on tour stays on tour”.

3. I’ll probably laugh so hard at some stage I might just wee myself. Come on give me a break, I have had 3 natural births in 3.5 years – it’s to be expected right???

4. If there’s food there, I will eat it, if there’s alcohol of any description I will snaffle it down like a hungry fox.

5. I’ll get four more hours of sleep every morning while I’m away – 9.30am so much nicer than 5.30am!

6. When I see people with kids I’ll be drawn to them, and I’ll over share by telling them that I have three kids and I’m on a break from them for the first time ever and I really miss them!

Happy Friday – flogging with Grace’s FYBF – see you next week 🙂

37 thoughts on “Celebrating 100 posts on my birthday!

  1. I’m heading off at lunch time for a girls weekend in Sydney too! How luck are we. Cheers to us! And congratulations on 100 posts – that’s super!

  2. Happy Birthday Emily!!!! I hope you have a wonderful time away with your sisters. Sounds like your children are in good hands. x

  3. I am so jealous right now! You so totally deserve this and you don’t need me to tell you to have a good time.. seems to me that is a given already.

    So instead, try not to miss your little ones too much, the time will fly!

    #yourFYBFneighbour 😉

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and CONGRATUALTIONS on your 100th post – good work !!!!!
    I hope you and your sisters have the BEST time ever. When more Moms realise that recharging their batteries away from their cherubs actually helps them be better Moms, the world will be a more peaceful place !!
    Take care and can’t wait to hear that you had a great break – travel safely !
    Love, hugs and positive energy !

  5. Happy Birthday Emily. You deserve this break. Enjoy every moment of it!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post.
    Sounds like it will be a very happy birthday.

  7. Congrats on your blog milestone and have a great birthday celebration! Look forward to reading about it when you’re back 🙂

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  8. Happy Birthday mate! I hope you have a fabulous time one what is surely a well-earned break!

  9. Happy birthday to my birthday buddy! and we’re both 35 today too! You know what? I reckon it’s our year! Have a wonderful holiday xx

  10. Happy Birthday and Happy 100 posts Em! Sounds like you are about to get out there and have a well deserved blast. The kiddies I am sure will be fine 🙂 Have a great birthday and a wonderful break xxx

  11. Emily – happy birthday!! Feel young gorgeous – I am 5 days older than you!!!! 🙂 Enjoy your break and drink at least a bottle of champas for me please, could you? I nearly put myself in time out from the kids yesterday and instead poured myself a giant bloody mary. It was Valentines Day. It was red. God i love Port Douglas. The bucket of prawns at sunset at the club with the Grouper feeding is the best. Have a ball! And kick a toad or two ok?

    • I did as you asked Kim – except I couldn’t do one bottle – I had to do TWO!!! We didn’t end up leaving our resort, the Sea Temple, even the lure of the grouper couldn’t us out of the pool! Had a ball. Glad you had a bloody mary – great choice. xxx 🙂

  12. Have a fabulous break, you totally deserve it! and I totally get where you are coming from. I am desperate for a break but it will come…Love Cairns & Port Douglas having lived there for a few months. There’s a really special atmosphere up there. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!! and I am completely and totally jealous of you! Eat, drink, sleep, laugh, swim and have a BLAST! xxx

  13. Happy 35th from someone else who ticked over that age this week & Congrats on your 100th post. Enjoy your child-free holiday.

  14. Happiest of birthdays to you, though I’m sure you’ll have an absolutely fab time on your girlie weekend – at least you got to dodge the crap weather down here this weekend!

    • Oh Janet what has happened to the weather – it didn’t rain once up there – I’ve been told the wet season has been crap and they need rain – perhaps we can send it up to them – Thanks for best wishes – it was magic 🙂

  15. I hope you had a great week-end Emily and Happy Birthday again! Congrats on your 100 post!

  16. Hope your having an awesome time! I had a girls day out last weekend and it was just what the dr ordered too. And happy belated birthday and congrats on 100 posts!

  17. Oh, have an awesome time. lucky duck! You so deserve it!
    Big happy birthday hug to you too! 🙂 xxx

  18. Happy birthday! I hope you have an amazing weekend and come back feeling happy and energised 🙂

    Congrats on 100 posts too xx

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