A long (mostly non work) week. But still stressful…

I spent the week down in Hobart due to a family emergency. My dad had a health issue, and I flew immediately down to Hobart on Tuesday morning. I had spent the day in Sydney on Monday (long day), spent all week on Hobart and just got home yesterday. A long week.

Thank God my dad seems ok now. In fact, he should be 100% again soon, but he will be in hospital for another week or so. More tests to be done etc.

Of course, this has meant no blog updates, no tweets and very little work for the last week due to a distinct lack of internet facilities where I was!

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I am running for charity!

goodfridayappealOn April the 5th my wife and I will be running in a charity event called Run for The Kids.

This event is a 5.7km and a 14km run around Melbourne designed to raise money for the Royal Children’s hospital which does fantastic work. It is an icon of Melbourne and as new parents to a beautiful 13 month old daughter we hope to never have to use their facilities.

So we are looking for friends, family, colleagues (and my blog readers) to hopefully make a small donation. It doesn’t matter how small, every bit counts.

To help you along, here are 5 reasons why you should help

  1. It will make you feel all warm and fuzzy
  2. You can probably afford it
  3. We are training really hard
  4. If you have a business I will post a logo and link and big thankyou on the front page of my blog
  5. Its a hospital that helps sick children, need I continue?!

So there it is, the end of my sales page.

If you would like to help with s small donation, please click the link below, and thank you!

http://www.everydayhero.com.au/step_into_life_ringwood

Back to the Real World

Well, I am back from some long needed time off, hence the long break between posts.

I travelled with my wife and now 8 month old daughter to South Australia and visited a lot of family friends, squeezed in some fishing and even got time to read a book. Wow!

It was a fantastic trip.

Before we left I had plenty of friends asking if we were driving across.

“So, you have an 8 month old daughter, and you are driving 2 days to the Eyre Peninsula…  Good luck!”

Turns out our little baby was a dream in the car. No crying, just sleeping when she should, and playing happily between feeds. We couldn’t have been more proud of her, getting couriered around and shown off to a host of different relatives and friends.

We must be lucky every one says…  Sounds ominous… let’s hope the next one we have is the same!