A short list of things I’ve learnt this week

19 Feb
  1. How to use sat nav. I no longer need a husband.
  2. Despite the thermometer rarely dipping below 30 in the day, it’s almost impossible to buy rash vests now in Brisbane, because it’s the wrong season. Woolly coats yes, rash vests, no.
  3. When it’s really hot (see above) you store rubbish like chicken bones and prawn shells in the freezer until bin day. Otherwise it’s maggot central.
  4. Kylie is an Aboriginal word for boomerang.
  5. Australian nurses are much better at coping with needle phobic children than their English counterparts.  Sadly paying the bill is just as painful.
  6. Travelling with children sometimes means compromising on where you go. But the second best place can actually be pretty lovely.  And save five hours of driving.
  7. Attempting to run down a ladder on a wet climbing frame is almost certain to end in disaster.
  8. Steristrips are an essential addition to any travel first aid kit.

10 Responses to “A short list of things I’ve learnt this week”

  1. Paula 19/02/2011 at 9:31 am #

    So pleased that all that prep on the first aid kit was worth it. What is the husband doing now he is redundant? x

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 21/02/2011 at 11:41 am #

      The usual, moaning, grumping, and carrying the occassional large object.

  2. Chris Mosler 19/02/2011 at 10:32 am #

    Is he sitting with his feet up in the hammock now then? The boomerang thing explains why that perfectly formed midget keeps popping up on out TV screens. x

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 21/02/2011 at 11:39 am #

      The hammock is mine. I might let him use it if he’s very good.

  3. Liz@VioletPosy 20/02/2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Steristrips and SatNavs are all you need in life 😉

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 21/02/2011 at 11:38 am #

      They really are!

  4. TheMadHouse 20/02/2011 at 9:35 pm #

    My satnav is my best ever present, I am somewhat in love with it! What happened what did I miss. Oh the nurse told us that steristips are becoming unused and glue is the things now

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 21/02/2011 at 11:37 am #

      The eight year old slipped on a climing frame and gave herself a nasty cut above her eye. Luckily the steristrips did the job.

  5. JallieDaddy 23/02/2011 at 10:04 pm #

    More good advice! Except maybe the SatNav bit…

    I may have to copy this idea for my blog y’know 🙂

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 23/02/2011 at 10:56 pm #

      No problem, my invoice is in the post 😉

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