Renovating: Along with death and divorce it is touted as one of the most stressful things you can do. I think I agree. Here are some things I’ve learnt over the last 8 years of renovating our house: We survived. Like Stuart Diver, buried under 3,500 tonnes of rock and mud, we survived. We … Continue reading Renovator’s Dream
When I was young, I would curse my hips because they wouldn’t make my legs and feet turn out like my amazingly beautiful ballet teacher. If they would only do their job then I would look just like her – despite the fact I had brown short hair, was a plumpa-lumpa and nothing like her … Continue reading Hip hip hooray #healthyhipsweek
Breaking News: Reports of a possible missing person. A stay-at-home mother from Sydney’s Insular Peninsula appears to have disappeared. The missing mother is known as a woman who quietly and boringly got on with her life as a housewife and children’s Uber driver. She was not known as social, being as she was mostly stuck … Continue reading Missing Mother
My late rising New Year’s resolution is kindness. Be kind, show kindness, kind, kind, kind. It’s everywhere – the new catch phrase to counteract narcissism generated in our age of the selfie. Me me me it’s all about me, verses Be kind to one another. I should have been an anthropologist or psychologist instead of … Continue reading Practising Kindness. Kind of.
The day began with the usual unsatisfying vomit; a dribble of bile in the cup of my hand and some in the loo. Not even Christmas Day, with all its miracles, could offer up a reprieve. I wandered out of our guest bedroom to see a quartet of teenage cousins slothing out of theirs. Four … Continue reading A Wise Man and a Bright Star
Hair Remember these? Well, this was me as I hit my 21st year (times two) of life. When the grey's popped up in my mouse brown hair, I thought blond highlights would be a good idea to blend them seamlessly away. Beginning with just a little blond, I found myself a year later unsuspectingly sporting … Continue reading Ageing Disgracefully
I’m on a roll, writing for at least an hour a day when the bubba naps. Chapters are being completed, and then – wahoo! – the whole second draft is DONE! Motivation is right up there in the heavens and I wake up every day thinking, I can do this! Then… SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. I love … Continue reading Being a Fabulous Authoress in the School Holidays
Mindfulness and meditation. It helps a world wide web worth of things, especially, I am told, with writing. Writer’s block? Meditate. Creative juices goneski? Meditate. So I have decided I need to learn it. Especially at the moment because I have four little ones who are behaving like someone else’s children. You know, that naughty … Continue reading Mindlessness