Adventures of Alex O & Co

Adventures of Alex O & Co
You only live beautifully!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Where is the time going?

I came into the start of this year feeling wonderfully relaxed.
For the first time since having Master O  (10 years ago)  I had a 6 week holiday.
I spent most of the summer at the beach truly relaxing and unwinding.

Here I am at the beach relaxing with Master O.

I set myself some New Years resolutions and some I have achieved.

* I lost 6kgs (Some of it unfortunately came back at Easter)

* I wanted to make some new products (ipad cases, Laptop Cases and Cushions have come about)

* I wanted to get my product into more stores (I have 4 new stockists)

*I wanted a beautiful new veggie patch. This proved to be a big job. Here I am helping to move 6 cubic metres of top soil in the rain!

Here is the planting team of  Mr O, Master O and his best friend Miss B

These planter boxes are now beautiful to behold.
Every night at least one thing on our dinner plates comes from our new veggie patch.

* I wanted to make Master O a MILK BOOK of the first 10 years of his life.
This also proved to be a big project.
I finally finished it and it arrived in the post about two weeks ago.
Master O looks at it almost every day.
It was a huge success.
I highly recommend Milk books.

*I wanted to do more exercise. 
I started the year walking every day with a hiss and a roar.
Now I am truly a back slider!

These were just a few of my resolutions,  there are still more and it is already April. 
Where does the time go!
I started this blog to share with others and lately I feel I don't get to do this blog justice.
So I will add to my list to make more time to blog!

I do want to share with you one of my proudest moments from the past few months.
Master O achieved one of his New Years resolutions.
He entered and completed the "Weetbix Tryathalon"
This was huge for him as he has challenges with his fine and gross motor skills.
This young mans drive and determination is just so inspiring to me.

I leave you one very busy proud mother
(Who has been sewing I promise I will show you soon)

What New Years resolutions have you achieved?
I would love to hear from you.


  1. On ya Alex, isn't it great to tick those things off the list.......your veggie garden looks great. So nice to be eating home grown produce.
    I can imagine what a proud Mama you were watching Master O succeeding and overcoming obstacles. What a confidence boost for him.
    One of my NY's resolutions was to knit some socks this year. Today I finally bought a book and some wool, so that's a start. Knitting and crocheting....perfect activity for these cooler evenings.

    Claire :}

  2. Hi Claire
    Lovely to hear from you. All the best with your sock knitting. I am so not a knitter!
    Whenever I knit it always turns out as something else ie a jumper becomes a vest as I dont have the patience to finish it.
    Ps: I love your foxgloves.