Many years ago I went and saw a psychic. She did the whole card thing and I had to choose them and she would talk about what was going on. Many of the things she said I can’t remember clearly. Some of the things however are very clear. Continue reading
It’s been a while since I sat down and wrote. Before Easter I was really very regular with it all and had this great little routine going where I had made the space to write. Since Easter the routine has gone a bit haywire and subconsciously I think I’ve felt a little ‘not bothered’ because I know the routine is going to change again when I go back to work in a couple of weeks. Continue reading
Over the last five days I have made three (3!) cakes – sounds glorious doesn’t it?
It all started on Saturday morning. I whipped up my go-to celebration cake while Shane took the two big girls to swimming lessons and the baby was asleep. It was my Grandma’s 87th birthday – her first birthday since my Pop passed – and we were heading to her place for lunch on Sunday. Mum was taking lunch and I put my hand up to make the cake, because it really is the best cake. Continue reading
It’s International Womens Day today. The 8th of March. I’m thinking back to how last years IWD feels like yesterday and I was hauling my heavily pregnant bottom in heels into an early morning breakfast. It was all very corporate and fancy with a panel of speakers and Tracey Spicer was the MC. Very pleasing indeed. Continue reading
When I was growing up my parents had a very strict budget. They had been beaten rather brutally – as many were in the 80s – by 18% interest rates, the recession and then basically loosing a home that was their dream. The market where we lived in Far North Qld slumped and there were no buyers for the beautiful home they had built when it came time to sell. It was sold eventually, but they walked away with the shirts on their backs and their health. Continue reading
Wednesday is the one day of the week we don’t have to be anywhere at a certain time. We take things slow and I make sure I sit and talk and play with the kids as they seek my attention. I’m being mindful to enjoy these slow Wednesdays because come next year I’ll have a preppy on my hands and there will be somewhere to be every week day. Continue reading
My eldest daughter is in kindy and yesterday was library day. I cannot tell you the joy I felt when she showed me her kindy library book for the week – Sally’s Secret by Shirley Hughes.
Mondays are one of my favourite days of the week. The weekends are busy. Even when we have nothing on, they are busy. There is swimming lessons and catch-up cleaning and park visits and mowing and markets and meal prep and baking and bike riding and games where we all play together, and sheet washing and sprinklers to run through and naps to be had. See, busy. Continue reading