Friday, 25 March 2011

Markets here I come....

Such a full weekend of markets, come to think of it for the next few weeks, I can't wait but already Justin is not looking forward to it before they even start!
Since becoming a mum I guess our weekend entertainment has changed dramatically, no more nights out spending a stupid amount of money on alcohol and getting up to all sorts mischief then feeling like you have been hit by a bus the next morning! Oh not to mention those Sunday afternoon sessions at quaint little pubs by the bay (Redland Bay hotel was always a favorite of mine : p).  Our nights out are fish and chips at the beach or take away but nice the arrival of Bailey, we are always home by 7pm, and our Sunday afternoon sessions have turned into a raspberry lemonade and a walk in the park, a day at the beach or checking out some markets!!  I guess they have become a part of our lives now not only to kill the boredom and get us out of the house but to entice us to spend money on things that we probably don't need but can't resist (I am a sucker for anything cute!). Mind you I do love to see peoples creativity and only wish I too were like that...

I thought I would share a few of the markets which I know of and will probably go check out....If you manage to get to any of them let me know what you thought and if there was anything that you particularly liked!

If you know of markets that I have missed please post it, I would love to check them out!

Enjoy: )

Little feet baby markets
Next market 26/3/11
Logan West Community Centre -
4 Wineglass Drive Hillcrest

Mummy tree markets
Next market 27/3/11, 9-2pm
River Park Place, (Hockey Qld) 400-420 Lytton Rd, Morningside

Boutique markets
Next market 27/3/11, 8-1pm (held every 2nd and 4th Sunday)
Portside wharf Hamilton

The butterfly tree markets
Next market 10/4/11, 9-2pm (held every 2 months)
135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

The hand made expo
Next market 16/4/11. 8-2pm (this is the last date advertised for this market)
Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba

Poppyseed markets
Next market 7/5/11
Gold Coast (These markets are fairly new so I am not sure of the exact details at this stage)

Eumundi markets
Every Wednesday 8-1.30pm and every Saturday 6.30-2pm
Memorial Drive, Eumundi town centre

Byron Bay markets
Next market 3/4/11, 8-4pm (held every 1st and 3rd Sunday)
Butler St Reserve Byron bay

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Wriggle it!

So, yesterday we had another meet up, this time at 'wriggle it' located in Kingston (a little far from Redlands, however was a request by one of our mums which very welcomed!).
Surprisingly it didn't all that long to get there, just seemed like it was miles away. It was good to catch up with the girls while our little ones played. They all seemed to have a great time, some in tears as they were dragged home : )
It was also lovely to meet Leiza, her twin boys, little girl and their friend Sara.  Welcome to the group!
Here is hoping she would like to come to future meet ups, I know I am looking forward to next weeks catch up at King Country Nursery!

 Bailey getting lost in the ball pit!

 Mums and bubs catching up!

 Cheese Sophie!


 Smile Patrick!
 Mmmm babaychino and fairy bread : )

 Giddy up Amelia!

La la laaaaa....

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Welcome : )

Since having Bailey I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mum. I threw all my energy into getting to know him and raising a happy and healthy little boy. I feel very blessed that I have been able to do this and have had such a generous husband who has let me take control. I love spending time with my boys, yep all three of them (yep, including Leroy our ever so forgiving puppy) but have found that as Bailey grows older, maybe he needs more?
Whilst Bailey is my world, he is all I think about every minute of every day. I have found that being a mummy can sometimes be socially challenging, not just for myself but also for my husband.... Especially if you don’t know many people or have friends with children, regardless of age....
So.... I open this blog to anyone (mums, dads, aunts, uncles and grandparents) who share a similar story (or who just want to join me) who are interested and looking for social interaction with a bunch of new people. Together, we can share in new and old friendships, some good laughs, great coffee, sharing stories, giving support (even in those times of parenting where you just want to pull your hair out!) and making new memories....
Since having started a mothers group on ‘meet ups’ I have had the pleasure of meeting some other mums in the same situation, I have also really enjoyed catching up and rekindling very old friendships. Without the support and help from Mandi and Nat this blog would not be here, nor would our play dates be as enjoyable as they are. For this I thank you girls’ ox