My girl made this a year ago. Its still on our front door.  I wont be on a lifestyle show anytime soon. Christmas has the capacity to go one way or the other. Your heart either swells at the faint sound of Christmas songs or it drops like a lead weight. The role of ritual […]

My brother-in-laws interpretation of how he is managing his 3 boys. How fab are his sketches, you can visit him here! I’ve been surrounded by babies lately. The smell of their little heads, the cry they do that sounds like a kitten looking for attention and the ridiculously small size of their fingers that bend in […]

    Sometimes when you have a blog you don’t understand what will resonate with some people. Its a bit of too and fro, a bit of testing the waters to see if the waves will wash over your feet. Ive been reading a few books on my kindle this week, I’m using some downtime […]

  Yesterday I published the first half of an interview with Denyse from Denyse Whelan. Life stories. Jump back and read it if you missed it. Here is the second half of the interview and the story of a great love.   How are you and your husband navigating the journey together as you grow older? […]

Denyse isnt what I pictured as the typical social media savvy woman when I started writing online. She’s a grandma, a retired principal and a passionate educational advocate. I noticed her commenting, chatting, tweeting and networking when I first dipped my toe into the blogosphere. Earlier this year she sent me a lovely note IN […]

   One of the reasons why I started blogging was to practice my writing skills and to give me some respite from the essays I was finishing for uni in the first year of my masters. The research coordinator suggested I try out some real life writing as a way of making my research meaningful […]

Its funny when you ask people to remember. When people start to link up I rush in to read about how they interpret the prompt. Some search far back into their cupboards and others chose the things that immediately surround them. All valid. All memories. I was out shopping this morning, I took a half […]

To remember:  to recall to the mind by an act or effort of memory; to think of again. This time last year I wrote a post that I argued over in my head for a long time. I sent it to a mate and asked her point of view. I worried that in writing a post about the bad it would negate the good. To remember is […]