Family Friday: Birthday Blog

Family Friday: Birthday Blog

Mummy Smith It's a weird feeling to be writing this... This is my second birthday in Australia and apparently, I am not supposed to make plans for my birthday as something always seem to crop up. Last year, we were supposed to climb a mountain in Brisbane, but the rain had other ideas. This year, [...]

Family Friday: BlocHaus Bouldering

Starting this blog was part of our new family motto. 'Just Do It'! Oh wait, that's Nike's motto. So, we had to go with, 'Just Go For It'! It was time to stop overthinking life and just doing. We became passionate about giving ourselves and our children new experiences and making sure we say yes [...]

Family Friday: A Weekend with Friends and Family

Family Friday: A Weekend with Friends and Family

"Looking forward to the weekend?" Ahmed asked. I actually was! Because I like to know about people and I like to talk, so making friends has always come naturally to me. On the other hand, Ahmed is awkward, especially when it's with someone he worked with; A dad of one of his pupils. So, imagine [...]

Family Friday: What a Flipping Great Time

Family Friday: What a Flipping Great Time

For the longest time, we tried to keep a regular gym routing in London, with mixed results. So, we've decided to diversify our family exercise. Our son continued with gymnastics and the rest of us joined Orange Theory Fitness (OTF). We needed things we could also do together, so we decided Thursday will be Active [...]

Family Friday: Our Daughter Left Us for A Boy

Family Friday: Our Daughter Left Us for A Boy

"Our daughter is the happy moments of our past, joyful moments of our present and the promise of our future!" Quote By: Some Fortune Cookie Somewhere AJOz: This has been an amazing 18 years and witnessing many of her firsts was special. I was there when she was born and had her first sneeze. I [...]

The New Year Work Out Plan

The  New Year Work Out Plan

The New Gym Squad What did you do for the to ring in the New Year? Did you make any resolutions? We are genuinely interested to know, so if you don't mind sharing, send us a comment. By now, the euphoria of the countdown has run out, the alcohol (for those who drink) has passed [...]

Our First Christmas Down Under – JallOz

Our First Christmas Down Under – JallOz

Following a question from our son, in June, we knew Christmas was going to be significantly different this year. As he played on his Nintendo Switch, he glanced over the screen and said, "Is it nearly Christmas, yet?"

Belonging! Life is Not Always Black or White.

Belonging! Life is Not Always Black or White.

Growing up mixed race, in London in the 90's, the word 'belonging' was one that was always present... Moving to Australia with my husband and children was no different! Some people have asked me how I feel about leaving my family and moving to the other side of the world. I have different feelings each [...]