We had a meeting with the mid wife on Monday and we have scheduled the 16th of January as the date that Vanilla Bean will be induced, should he not have arrived already. We selected the 16th because my brother is coming back from the UK specifically for the birth, and he leaves to go back home to the UK on the 20th, so we wanted to make sure that his trip wasn’t a wasted one.

In other baby news – My wife started washing all of the teeny tiny clothes this week (Picture below). We are also putting the last little bits and pieces together in his room, as he could drop in on us any day now.

Baby Clothes on Line


I had a pretty good Christmas overall. I ate WAY too much though! But I did have some good chats with the family and we managed to cool off with a dip in the pool a bit after midday. I also managed to score pretty well in the socks and toiletries department – Go Santa!

As this is my first Christmas as a PF blogger, I was a little surprised at home many people closed up shop on their blogs. I found I had so much more time on my hands as I was not reading anywhere near as many posts. I almost didn’t know what to do with myself. Please come back soon.


Posts This Week

This week I had 2 posts this Christmas week

  1. The first was a guest post about road rage.
  2. The second post was about saving animals left on death row that have been abandoned by their owners and left in shelters. The poor kitty cats and puppies ๐Ÿ™


Welcome to the Pool Room

Time for the Pool Room and I have 3 new entries this week!

In case you don’t know what the pool room is, I explain it in this post.

1st Place1st place this week goes to The Frugal Toad with a post titled โ€“ Ten Financial Lessons I Learned From My Momโ€™s Overspending. This is a great little refresher on things you can do to improve your finances, it’s not a huge post so go check it out.


2nd Place2nd place this week goes toย Liquid Independence at Freedom Thirty Five Blog who had a post titled – My New Saskatchewan Farm. I really liked this post, it’s in depth and explains well the 4 reasons why this is a good investment decision.


3rd Place3rd place was a post over at Retire By Forty by Joe titled – A Little Active Income Goes A Long Way In Early Retirement. I think the reason why I enjoyed this post is because Joe is trying to escape the rat race by using passive income. It’s a great goal to set yourself and I love seeing the steps people take to achieve it. I would also love to join the ranks of being a full time passive income person, but the realist in me says that I have a long way to go.


Congratulations to this weeks winners – I hope everyone enjoys the posts mentioned above as much as I did.

For next week – If you think you have a top post and you want to make sure I see it, be sure to leave a comment somewhere on my blog and include the link in the Comment Luv section. I make sure I check every blog owners page if they have left a comment on my blog, so that’s a sure fire way to ensure I see your blog post.