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Gawd, skunks. My neighborhood in NJ has so many skunks. One died next to our house. Worse stench imaginable. There are no words in the English language that can adequately describe the odour. 

Dollar Tree halloween 👻

I know, Halloween isn’t for awhile, but I’m trying to be the prepared mum this year!

Our school doesn’t allow candy so sometimes you have to get a bit creative with treats. I’m going for the typical pencils and erasers, but this year I was able to find some cool Halloween themed bubbles at the Dollar Tree. The loot bags are pretty cute too. I might add in some animal crackers or goldfish (which are allowed). Goldfish are super salty. Not sure how they made it on the approved treat list…

I have the kids costumes all planned this year. Levi is going as Harry Potter and Sophie is going to be a bumble bee. I have most of their outfits ready. Just need a few extra things. Would like to get Sophie these cool sparkly gold boots from target to go with her outfit.

I love this skull decoration from the dollar tree. 

American Museum of Natural History, New York

American Museum of Natural History

A heads up to people on a budget. The admission cost to the museum is only a “suggestion”. You can donate $10 (even if you’re in a large family group) and you will still be allowed to enter the museum. However, you won’t get entry into some of the special exhibitions. We saw the mummies, humpback wales and Dark Universe. Although they were pretty cool, you can still have a nice time at the museum without them. There is a lot to see.

April downunder

During April we visited Australia for a few weeks. Had easter there with the family. It was great. Melbourne, South Australia, Sydney. Three states in 3 weeks and a long haul road trip thrown in for good measure.

Good old Bondi.

Ate delicious food made by my beautiful mum.

A road trip to South Australia from Melbourne.

Victor Harbor, South Australia.

Exploring Taronga zoo.

Coogee was lovely.

Niagara Falls

We recently drove to Canada and visited Niagara falls. It was lovely. I’ve always wanted to see it. I had a lovely time with the fam.


I’ve always been interested about finding out more about my family ancestry. My parents are both from Croatia and I think that has really limited the documented records I could find. I’ve found zilch to be honest. So I decided to do an ancestry DNA test. It’s really fascinating and some aspects were slightly surprising. I suspected I would have some Italian/Greek ancestry (because of Croatias geographical proximity to Italy and Greece) , but the percentage was higher than I thought it would be. My dad is from Istria though, maybe that’s why that particular percentage is so high? He does speak Italian and makes great gnocchi, hehe.

Another page

Another quiet book page. The mouse and cheese is my favourite. Just have to mention that felt glue is awesome. The mouse eyes and ears were glued on and it seems to be pretty sturdy. So hopefully it will hold up well.

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