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  1. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    I thought I would start a thread for us so we can chat while everyone sleeps!

    Oh and we may let you Kiwi's join in as well!

    How many Aussie/NZ mummies are out there??
     
  2. charlotte-xo

    charlotte-xo Alfie and Darcey's mummy

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    im not an aussie but i do have a baby who woke me up at 4 this morning and is now fast asleep sprawled across my chest. not impresssed lol.

    what time is it in australia.

    <3
     
  3. pinklightbulb

    pinklightbulb Single Mummy

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    Yay!! :happydance: I feel loved. I'm in fecking Tasmania, it's pissing down with rain right now, and Eamon has picked now to have a nap when he's due for bed in 3 hours :growlmad: OH is on the Playstation so I get the whole upstairs to myself. It's quite nice actually, all this peace and quiet, except for the rain on the roof...
     
  4. pinklightbulb

    pinklightbulb Single Mummy

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    It's 3pm here :thumbup: Is it the early hours there?
     
  5. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    Oh no :dohh:

    It's 2:50 in the afternoon. LO is down from a nap and so is DH.DH worked his second job last night and didn't get home til 2:30am so it's a very lazy Sunday afternoon in our household :)

    Hope you get some sleep soon!!
     
  6. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    Oooh I love the sound of rain on the roof! Makes me want to curl up with a blanky and cuppa tea!

    I have always wanted to go to Tassie, it's next on my travel list! :)
     
  7. pinklightbulb

    pinklightbulb Single Mummy

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    We don't have any heating in this house so we have to use a radiator plug-in heater, it eats power like nothing else, my last bill was $615 for 3 months :growlmad: Someone told me by law they have to provide heating in rental properties now. There is an open fire but the chimney is capped so we can't use it. It's freezing cause I don't want to pay another bill (at my old place I had a bill for $1000 :shock:) like the ones I have been getting :nope: I'm so cold.....
     
  8. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    Oooo that's a nasty bill! We have a reverse cycle air con but it's so expensive to run so we bought a gas heater (we have natural gas where we are) which is super cheap to run and works well. I don't know what we'd do without it!
     
  9. Farie

    Farie Well-Known Member

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    5pm here, in raining Canterbury, living out of a motel while my house is rebuilt post earthquake!
    Southern hemisphere rocks tho!
     
  10. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    It sure does! I love my home down under! Sorry to hear about your home :hugs: how long is the rebuild expected to take?
     
  11. pinklightbulb

    pinklightbulb Single Mummy

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    It's horrible, is power so expensive on the mainland? It costs a s**tload to install natural gas down here.
    Is Canterbury in NZ Farie? Sorry to hear you got caught by the earthquake, we Aussies were all thinking of you guys, it was all over morning TV here after it happened :flower:
     
  12. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    All our cooking/water is natural gas and our home already had an outlet for a heater :happydance: our bills ate only ever around $300 a quarter :)

    I still remember the morning of the earthquake, it was on every single channel and Isaac was nursing frequently in those days so I just sat on the couch with him with my eyes glued to the screen. It was awful, and we were all thinking of our kiwi cousins :hugs:
     
  13. pinklightbulb

    pinklightbulb Single Mummy

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    I remember BFing, Eamon went on nursing strike at 11 months and never came back to it. :( Silly boy. I am so jealous of your power bills there, it's unreal how badly they rip you off down here, we only have one energy supplier so they get away with it. We need more competition like you have on the mainlaind.
     
  14. charlotte-xo

    charlotte-xo Alfie and Darcey's mummy

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    its now 6:16 in the morning. meh. Oh what i wouldnt give for a lie in *yawn*
    <3
     
  15. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    I didnt realize it was like that down there! We do live in a small townhouse so it doesn't use much power...

    What part of tassie are you at? Have you always lived there?
     
  16. pinklightbulb

    pinklightbulb Single Mummy

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    I'm in Burnie, it's on the NW coast, right on the beach, so it gets cold with the sea air blowing in all the time :( We live in a 4-bed two-story and it gets soooo freezing, it's floorboards, and open plan with not many doors. It's a one-room-heated at a time situation here and costs a fecking bomb like I said. We only get Aurora energy here. It sucks hard :nope:
    charlotte-xo, yuk, I feel your pain, Eamon keeps deciding 6 am is wake-up time. Then the next week it'll be 7.30 am and so I never know what I'm gonna get :haha:
     
  17. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    Brrrrr sounds cold, but very beautiful!!

    Isaac always wakes at 6am, today it was 6:30 and I couldn't believe it!!
     
  18. tassiemum

    tassiemum Active Member

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    Im in Tasmania too! Burnie to be exact...
     
  19. twinmummy06

    twinmummy06 Slowly going insane...

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    Mount Isa, QLD here! nice and cool but sunny here, sure beats the usual 35+ boiling days!
     
  20. twinmummy06

    twinmummy06 Slowly going insane...

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    TAS must be the place to be, my family's there too :thumbup:
     

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