15 Things I learnt last weekend…

1. When I’m “slightly freaked out” (as in whosefreakingcrazyideawasthef*&%ingplanetripohshitthatsrightmine“) I go quiet.  Very, very quiet.  And cold.  And pale.  *sigh*

2. Sydney can be fun… if somewhat overwhelming at first. *blink*

3. Hanging out with old and new friends is a huge bonus. :D

My new motto...

My new motto…

4. A Pelican case is a massive beacon inviting others to ask me, “what I shoot with”… and gets plenty of attention from the boys. ;)

5. We don’t do any other look other than “roller derby”.

6. Five photographers Three photographers and two professional roller derby fans can indeed sit outside a bar together whilst wearing their gear and look inconspicuous.  Okay, maybe not but we can dream.

7. The other half and I do not seem to synchronise our shooting… :P

8. Three whole days of cruising around Sydney in a smallish rental car = $12 in fuel.  Huh? How is that even possible?? :-o

9. Airports are fabulous for people spotting… and what’s with the matching luggage people??  Oh dear…

10. Bad weather or not on the flight home, it’s a much better experience all round. *phew*

11. Master 18 misses us.  Enough to ask us to cut his hair and de nit him.  :-|

12. Sibling rivalry takes up where it left off last visit.  Without fail.

13. Master 18 is intelligent enough to book flights home for himself and a mate… but not intelligent enough to buy travel insurance.  :roll:

14. It is possible for our yard to flood, twice in a month…

15. Even having three vehicles at our disposal, it is possible to be completely unable to use any of them all at the same time… The RACQ is going to love us.  Maybe we should wait until it stops raining though. :-?

How’s your #IBOT today?  Give Jess a hug from me. ;)


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Lydia C. Lee (8 years ago)

There are so many things I could go with in this, but my stand out reaction was to the NITS. Are you telling me that at 18 I will STILL be doing the nightly combthru? This is killing me now!!
By the way, matching luggage is the symbol of coupledom and stylish wealth from days gone by. I don’t have matching luggage but I would travel with a steamer trunk if permitted…
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    If your child has long coarse afro hair or no real idea how to look after their hair… and only visit home once every six months. Then I’m afraid the answer is yes with the lice and nits… He’s lucky we love him. ;)
    And I totally get the “buying a full set of suitcases” thing… it’s the “we both have the same suitcase in the same size” thing that had our jaws on the floor! But steamer trunk? Hell YEAH! x

Lyndal (8 years ago)

ohhh hi an bye from Sydney!! Don’t worry – we have that exact same law of cars in our house hold too, so annoying!!
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    It was a fast weekend! Loved catching up with my bestie from school and his partner for brunch, hanging around Sydney sights and perhaps planning a return visit… ;) xx

Rhianna (8 years ago)

Sounds like and interesting weekend, I would have said fun but the nits, rain and broken cars don’t sound like fun. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses lovely
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    It was well worth it Rhianna! Nits… par for the course with parenting. ;) Rain… par for the course living in Sunny Qld. :P And the cars… sorted. Just took a few smarts and teamwork. :D
    Thanks hon! xx

Yvette @ Little Bento Blog (8 years ago)

Wow!! What an interesting weekend!! I am decending on Sydney for my first time in March for DPCon.. Plan to do 3 things – Daiso, Adriano Zumbo and Sydney Op House :)

#teamIBOT was here :)
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Enjoy Yvette! I think your plan has plenty of merit!! xxx

iSophie (8 years ago)

Oh wow, that is an interesting list. I am annoyed though, will I still be de-nitting my boys for the next 16 years! ugh!

The fighting never stops does it. Unless they are eating. And then the fighting just gets messy aswell.

    CJ (8 years ago)

    Sorry to break it to you Sophie! Funnily enough, four children are happily playing Dungeon together without one fight! :o xx

Emily @ Have a laugh on me (8 years ago)

I can’t believe that it only cost that much to fuel! Been raining cats and dogs here also (messy and noisey at times for shiz).
Sucks you’ve been flooded again x
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Exactly Emily, the service station attendant was in stitches at my comment of “ouch” when he told me the total. I had to admit to filling our cars being around $100 each… and no, I still wouldn’t buy another Corolla. GTi Golf perhaps? ;) xx

EssentiallyJess (8 years ago)

I love the line “We don’t do any other look other than “roller derby”” That’s so classic.
Glad you had a great weekend away, and the plane trip was manageable xx
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Well if you have it, flaunt it… right? :D Thanks Jess! xxXOoo

Janet @ Redland City Living (8 years ago)

Sounds like a great weekend (except for the nits!)
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Well there has to a downside or two Janet… can’t have all the fun now can we? LOL! xx

Lisa@RandomActsOfZen (8 years ago)

Wow, what a weekend! Such a bummer about the nits and flooding. Here’s hoping for some dry weather x
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Ahh guess we have to weigh up the good with the bad Lisa! We deal with it and still smile. ;) xxx

Becc (8 years ago)

As I am not far off jumping on a plane, I really connected with the people watching at the airport. People watching is one of my favourite sports and I plan on doing a fair bit of it whilst I sip down a good old champagne (cause you can’t go to the airport without one of those).
Hmm, not sure you had the best time, but as long as you learn from it….. :)
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Enjoy Becc! I always see the good side of things so I can laugh. Now. ;) x

Me (8 years ago)

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad I’m a new friend and not an old friend !!! LOL
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    CJ (8 years ago)

    Excellent hon! LOL! xxXOoo

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