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Happy Birthday to the Queen of England…from my son

Last Friday, Western Australia celebrated the Queen of England’s birthday, despite the fact that her actual birthday is sometime in February…I think. To honor Her Majesty, the state is given a public holiday (the rest of Australia celebrate it earlier in the year)

This year, Her Majesty happened to be in Perth for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at the time the state was in celebration.

CHOGM 2011

My eldest son, who is six years-old and has Global Development Delay, was obviously told by his school teacher last Thursday that it was the Queen’s birthday the next day, and that was why they didn’t have to attend school. My son was incredibly excited.

He came running out of class at the end of the day, saying “MUM! Mum! Guess what!! It’s the Queen’s birthday tomorrow!”

Me: “Yes it is, buddy. Guess what! She is in Perth at the moment, too!” ( for those who don’t realise, we live 450km away from Perth!)

His eyes light up and he went racing back inside to tell his teacher his latest findings. When he came back out of the class room, he announced “It’s the Queen’s birthday tomorrow, and we are going to her party!”

I had a little giggle, and broke the news: “Sorry, buddy. She isn’t having a birthday party, so we aren’t going!”

"But I wanna go!"

Well….the water works nearly started right then and there!!


I had to go on to explain that she lives in England, in a big castle in London, and that is where she has her birthday parties. England is another country and there is a lot of water between Australia and England.

“But how do we get to England?”

I told him he could either fly over the water or go on a boat.

“But, I only have hands…I cant fly! *groan* I’ll have to go by boat then

I had to break more bad news…he still wasn’t allowed to go to England! But I gave him an option which made him much happier. I said he could write a birthday letter to the Queen, and I would send it for him.

He still talks about England constantly, I told him that he can go when he is eighteen years old and can get a passport to go (he really wants to see English snow!), and he tells me every day “The Queen’s birthday is finished now!”

His card for her is nearly ready, but can anyone tell me where I can send it for him?

Bella 🙂


The cutest things in life

It’s an old saying, but kids say and do the darndest things!

Last night for example, my eldest son and daughter played “karaoke”. I had hooked my laptop up to our tv unit and played my iTunes through the sound system while I was cooking dinner.

The kids quickly found some make-do microphones (my son had one made out of Lego blocks, and my daughter used the belt from her dressing gown!) and were dancing around the living room. My son was pretending to be Alice Cooper, singing “Poison”, and my daughter transformed into Brittney Spears, singing “Till the world ends”. While one was the main singer, the other was a back up dancer! It was hilarious to watch, but it had them exhausted…which equals an early night to bed (woohoo!)




My eldest son also turned six years old recently. He had his first party where school friends were allowed to be invited. Every so often at the party, he would come up to me, give me a hug and say “Thank you for the party, Mummy! It’s the best party ever!”

This is a kid who has trouble expressing his thoughts and feelings  in the past due to his speech and cognitive delay. They were a wonderful bunch of kids. Every parents loves to hear that their child has friends, and it brought a tear to my eye to see how accepting they all were of his limitations. It absolutely melted my heart to see him have such a good time!

So while my kids and I bump heads all the time, I love them with all my heart. But it’s moments like this that keep me smiling!


What have your kids done recently that you would like to share?

Bella 🙂

Blooms so sweet

Here we have another local business, and I have actually received a sample from here! I won a competition on her Facebook page and was given a lovely chocolate bouquet…which, in this house,  lasted about 20 minutes!

This lovely lady and I met through an online parenting forum a few years back. We were both living in the same town, and had child around the same age (though we have both gone on to have more!)

Not long ago, she started turning her hobby, making beautiful chocolate bouquets, into a business.

Since then, her hobby has grown from strength to strength.

She makes unique gifts for Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, and they are a great idea for the upcoming Easter! Chocolate bouquets are a great gift idea for those who have everything and a box of chocolate just isn’t enough.

She can personalise the bouquets too! If you want one for a teacher, or sporting coach…maybe your recipient likes butterflies? She can try to accommodate!

Contact bloomssosweet@y7mail.com today, or head over to her Facebook page, have a look around, and don’t forget to press “like” before you leave!