Sunday, January 19, 2014

A New Year At The Hedge

It's high time to rid your blog rolls of the Hedge's Merry Christmas post, so just a quick update on what's been happening here.
  • Chrissie came & went in a flash & baby Gracie now has a direct line to Peppa Pig via her new Peppa cell phone.
  • MOTH & I hopped in the car on Boxing Day & drove to Melbourne. It's a long 7 hour drive & by Bordertown we've well & truly run out of things to say to each other. But this year was a breeze thanks to Pinterest & the great 4G network on my phone. I managed to add a further 1,278 pins to my account on the trip over & good is that! 
  • We did Chrissie Mk11 with MOTH's family, caught up with our mob of lovely Melbourne friends, spent quality time with the 3 Melbourne sons & hit the post-Chrissie sales with a vengeance (well at least I did!)
  • Work has been full-on since the 2nd week of the year, lots of nerve-racking, complex cases to welcome me back. I just want it to get easier......
  • We've just lived through one of the worst heat-waves in decades, think 5 days + of unrelenting 110-115F. The poor Hills wild-life really suffers in this weather, this photo of a koala trying to find some shade on the verandah roof of my favourite store Maple, in Stirling's main street sums up how we all felt on Day 6.
  • A shiny new PC has been installed on the desk at home, I'm optimistic that it may provide me with the impetus to post more regularly, although I think I just heard a collective global laugh from Hedgies everywhere!
  • The main bedroom has been totally out of commission for nearly 3 weeks. As usual, what started out as a small 2 hour job, has turned into the full catastrophe. It's too complicated to explain & an explanation to follow soon.
  • The birthday fairy waved her wand at me & added another year to my passport.
  • Sadly, no offers for full-time work in the media have been forthcoming since I dropped that less-than subtle hint in my Chrissie post. MOTH's offered to act as my appointment maker, so Helen McCabe from Bauer Media's PA had better be prepared for the call from His Smoothness. Although I'm not sure his opening line of 'Gidday love, MOTH here, put me through to Hels will ya.' will achieve the desired result!
  • How are things in your world? 



  1. Happy New Year Millie! I hope this year is more relaxing than last year and amazingly fulfilling in every way! David.x

  2. Hi Mill's …….
    Have been watching the Australian Open in Melbourne through the night and it was SO hot wasn't it `? Seems to have cooled down a lot now though….. I'm sure that all of the players are very grateful that it has !!!!!
    Wishing you, MOTH and all of the family a Happy, Happy New Year and hope that it's filled with many happy times ….. miss you and your humour in blogland. XXXX

  3. Everyday we are freezing here in Texas, I think of you guys baking to a crisp. I can't seem to do any blog posts with a roaring fire place in them in fear it would be too much and torture your mental states. Lets hope the worst is over. We are all well now. It seems that the whole US got the flu for Christmas. I guess were been bad in 2013 or used too much hand sanitizer and have created superbugs as a result? I have a pretty good feeling about 2014, I feel like there will be a change. Everything changes and one day in the future, this will make sense. We will probably look back and say, "What the hell were we thinking? We must have been CRAZY!" I keep telling myself that I must not be ready for my dream to happen yet and the Universe is still trying to teach me something. (Patients, no Expectations, no Desires, be grateful for what you have NOW) The Universe is teaching you that you are a tough ass lady and making you a great role model for ladies like me. Thank you for taking the time to blog. You never fail at lifting my spirits, never. I wish for you a wonderful 2014 that is kinder to you than 2013. Love, Heidi

  4. Dear Millie - Happy belated birthday!! Speaking of the weather, it has been frigid here in DC! Feels like a very long winter. Crazy, crazy weather. Hope it cools down for you all. And your bedroom?? Look forward to the reveal! xoxo, Loi

  5. Millie and MOTH - I wish we could exchange some of our cold weather for your heat. Life on the farm is about the same as usual. We have a couple of small winter get a ways planned.
    Our new bathroom floor will be installed soon. What started as a new floor turned into a new shower, vanity, lighting, and tub deck. Along the way some walls got scraped so not only did the ceiling need patched but the walls too. Warren keeps telling me we are making progress but it is very slow progress.

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