The Big Freeze is coming back to Melbourne! WIN tickets for your family!

The Big Freeze Winter Festival

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Grey skies, wet weather and cold temperatures aren’t usually a great combination for enjoying the school holidays, but I have a little something on the blog today that may brighten your mood.

The Big Freeze Winter Festival returns to Melbourne during the July school holidays – bringing the snow experience a little closer to home for many families – and you have the chance to WIN a tickets for you and your family.

You might recall that last year that The Big Freeze Winter Festival kindly offered my family the opportunity to visit the event and also provided me with a family pass to give away to one lucky reader of the blog – you can read my review of the festival here.

I’m pleased to say that I’m able to offer the same to another reader of the blog this year!

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Summer holiday fun in your own backyard + WIN a fun water play pack for your family!

Summer holiday fun in your own backyard - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

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The year is flying and it’s hard to believe that summer school holidays are almost here again! Growing up in the 80s, I have many fond memories of sunny days spent playing in the backyard with my siblings.

Some of the best times I had were the countless hours spent hurtling myself down a slip and slide over and over and over again, splashing around in the wading pool until my fingers and toes turned wrinkly and running around squealing like crazy under a simpler.

Then when we were tired and had enough, we headed inside to grab a Sunnyboy from the freezer to slurp away in front of the television or maybe even take a nap to the sounds of a test cricket match as my brothers watched on in interest (me not so much).

There were real no schedules or planned activities, just spontaneous fun with my siblings and the occasional last minute play date with friends. We didn’t really go on family holidays, just the occasional day trip to the beach, but we still had plenty of fun at home with games of backyard cricket or chasey often with a water pistol in hand.

Times may have changed, but this summer I intend to try and recreate some of this good old fashioned summer fun with my own children.

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An interview with my children – 2016

An interview with my children 2016 - Ever-changing Life of a MumHere we are back again for this year’s instalment of ‘An interview with my children’.

Last year during the September school holidays, I was finding it difficult to make the time to blog so I had the idea of asking my children a series of questions to record moments of their life, their hopes, their dreams and some of their favourite things. It worked out so well that I decided it would be interesting to ask the same questions each year to see how their answers change as they grow.

These school holidays just flew by – seriously, where is this year going?! – but I had time at the end of last week to quickly interview my girls so I thought I’d still pop the answers up on the blog now as they begin Term 4.

Once again, only my two older girls participated this year but I really look forward to when I can include my youngest daughter as well and hear answers from all three of them … I’m sure it will make for some pretty funny and rather cute responses in years to come!

For now, here’s the 2016 edition with Miss 7 and Miss 11.

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