Happy Monday lovely people! And it is not just any Monday here in the Capital – no my friends, its a public holiday! It has been simply bliss having Mr BBB home for 3 whole days. We didn’t have too much planned, but also rarely found ourselves with a dull moment. I must confess that I did find time to fit in about 5 hours of work (early starts!) but, for the most part, our weekend was all about family! We had the opportunity to head out on a 20k ride together – which was simply a perfect start to the long weekend. It wasn’t the longest ride, but it was awesome to be back in the saddle - riding alongside my favourite riding buddy nonetheless! We conquered a big shopping list, with a view to being organised for Charlotte’s party next weekend. With a big work week ahead of us, and guests arriving later in the week, I’m determined to stay on top of things. We “educated” ourselves with a little outing to Questacon, where C ran around like a madwoman. Touching this, pushing that…aka generally having a ball! We dined with family, creating a rather scrummy red duck curry for the main – and indulging in a delightful crumble for dessert (thanks to my sister in law!) And we finished the weekend with a trip to “Canberra in the Park”, an event to celebrate Canberra’s birthday. A couple of hours in the sunshine, listening to music. And with C, as per usual, running amok and having a grand ol’ time! (Don’t be fooled, she has no interest in eating ice-cream – just playing with it. It is moments like these when I query whether she is, in fact, this ice-cream lover’s child?!) Actually – the event timed just beautifully when I realised that it was on this exact public holiday, 2 years ago, that we welcomed Charlotte into our world. A thought that captured my attention during my morning run, and saw me positively energised with nostalgia for the entire day! Outings aside, I’m pleased to mention that there were also the quiet moments. To sit and read, to create with playdoh, to cook up a big pancake breakfast and have morning cuddles while dawn started to break outside. Oh and to make a mess… Because that is half the fun right!? What about you? What did you get up to this past weekend?