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Canberra Fun Run

They made it!  Thanks to everyone who sponsored Toms effort, he made it past his goal of $500 and raised $620 for Autism Awareness.  How good is that!?  He had a very enjoyable day, trotting his way along the five kilometre course in his own way at his own pace.  The crowd at the start spooked him a little, and he never let go of his Dads hand the whole time, both enjoying the time together a lot.

Thanks again to everyone for their enormous support, and to all those around Tom got who involved and helped him get prep’d for the day, we were really touched by how much everyone cares about our boy.

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Our Autie Boy is running!

Last weekend Mr Candysfamily participated in the City2Surf in Sydney, our boy autie boy Tom was chomping at the bit to get in there and run too.  This kid has so much energy, so we figured why not give the kid a shot at it.  So we have entered him in a much shorter race, the Canberra Times 5km Fun Run on September 9. He’ll be running with the help of his Dad and sister Lucy.

Tom will be running in support of Autism Awareness and could really use some support in reaching his fundraising goal, every little bit helps.  You can find his fundraising page here.

On his page you will find a mini blog, that we’ll update with his training progress and how he went on race day.  I’m sure he’ll drag his dad over the finish line and way past it.



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Million Paws Walk – supporting the RSPCA

Chester (our pooch we adopted last year) walked for the RSPCA Million Paws Walk today, and yes the fluffy little fella managed to cross over the finish line 🙂

Wanting to help out doggies that are in a similar plight to what his once was, Chester hit the pavement in Goulburn with around a 100 other pooches, as well as a pony and lamb.   It was a lovely day out, and we met some lovely dogs and their owners.

If you’d like to help dogs like Chester find homes it is not too late to sponsor his walk, click on the image above to be taken to his donation page.


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Why didn’t I ask?

Yesterday was RUok Day.  I know that we were supposed to ask our friends and colleagues if they were “OK”, to prevent suicide across Australia by showing that we care.  Right.   The blogging world imploded with posts about it, and I’m really glad that my blogging sisters picked it up and shook their tambourines about it, they needed to be shook.

But the thing is, even though I want to know if you are ok, I don’t have the time to deal with the answer should you say no.   And that is the point of the day, is to get to the issue that no one has the time to deal with. 

Quite often your own ‘stuff’ will not let you add anything to it.   You see where I’m going here?  How do we get past the mountain of busy-ness that is most people lives these days?  It’s all well and good to say everyone can take a moment to stop and ask, but what if all you’ve got is a moment, it defeats the purpose doesn’t it. 

So here’s what I think we need from a campaign like this.  To make it year-long, pop up ads here and there everywhere that put it in your face – have you asked someone if they are ok today?  And at some point in a busy timetable, someone with a spot of time will see it and react.  Even if just one in ten people react and respond, it’s a win.

So that’s why I didn’t ask.  I have enough on my plate to think about, and I didn’t want my asking the question to come across as just a false platitude, because I don’t have the time right now to invest into listening to your response.  And yeah, that makes me sad. 

I also don’t have the time to sit and tell you if I’m ok.  But I am, I’m really really busy, but I’m ok.  Today.


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Running, Red shirts and the runs.

You know how sometimes things seem to be on a roll, when it comes to a run of bad luck.  I’ve had one of those months, I think August can just take a hike now.   I’m not going to bring you down with the details, ok maybe just a few but hey this is my blog to do with as I please 😉   The pressure has been on this month, with lots of requests (if I haven’t got to your email yet, I am sorry).  This crowd of mine has needed my attention, we are the House of Sharts this week. 

Four of the kids have had fevers and the sharts this week, so I’ve had them home all week.  Yep, things are getting a little twitchy for yours truly.  Once again I am jealous of the Husband, for getting to leave this chamber of farts everyday and play with adults.  It doesn’t help that at least three of the kids cannot speak without shouting,  as I type Georgie is reading to herself on the lounge – I’m sure the neighbors are enjoying storytime too.

Georgie has been particularly unwell this month, having two seizures last week just to add to the mayhem.  Seeing your child like this, would crack the toughest nut.

So I’m guessing we’ll be back on the investigation/tests train again, since the last lot didn’t give us anything to go on with.  I like to mention that the staff in the triage at Goulburn Hospital are awesome.  They had so much on their plates that night, yet they still took the time to explain everything and even bring me sandwiches and tea, as I’d arrived at the hospital starving and not able to go get a drink.  She is fine now, she took a few days to come good this time.  And still managed to barrack for her Dad and sister at the City2Surf last weekend.


A huge thank you to everyone that support their fundraising effort.  They passed their goal of $500, raising $624 for the Autism Advisory and Support Service.   Lucy wore her medal for two days afterwards. 

That same weekend the news broke about the missing boy Daniel Morcombe, after all these years police finally have an arrest.  Their parents asked the nation to wear red on the Monday the suspect was to front court, to show support for Daniel.  So we did.

I know this has been a long post, and not my usual stuff but I didn’t want to bombard everyone with each topic in a separate post.  And I’m not done, I have one more thing to ask of you.

Do you shop at Coles?  If you happen to have some of those sports for schools vouchers around, would you consider sending them my way?  Our kids attend a special school, that doesn’t have as  many students as a mainstream school would have.  So if you have any spare it’d be great if they could be contributed to our little school, so they can get much-needed new equipment.  I’ll even send you a stamped envelope to do so, just message me.  If you are in the Goulburn area please drop them off with Brian Hill at the Goulburn Post, he has kindly offered to help collect them on my behalf.  (Thanks again Brian).

Oh and one last thing.  Due to our household mayhem, which I really haven’t filled you all in on here, the draw for the Baby Monitor was delayed.  So the winner is…..  Veronica Harvey.    Thank you to all my new and old followers for clicking on those little boxes, I really do appreciate your support and readship of my blog 🙂



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