Meternity Leave – Could It Be a Thing?

  There's a woman in America causing a bit of a stir. Meghann Foye has written a book titled "Meternity" where she argues every working woman should get paid maternity leave even if she doesn't have kids. Apparently when Meghann was childless professional in her early thirties she got a bit jealous of all the mums clocking off to time … [Read More...]


Goggle Box

I've finally found a reality TV show I can participate in. I'm disqualified from the building, home renovation shows, because lets face it after a decade of building a house which still remains unfinished and undecorated makes me instantly … [Read More...]


I have a go at the Proust Questionnaire

So there is this thing called the Proust Questionnaire. Apparently it's an old parlour game that is a questionnaire about your personality. It takes its name from the answers given by French writer Marcel Proust when he played the game back in … [Read More...]

Flowers on the Grave

Two Years on The Grief Journey

So it turns out this grief thing doesn't have an end date. The calendar says it's been two years but our hearts still feel like it was yesterday. You've got no idea the number of people who drown, this summer has been a particularly bad one. I … [Read More...]


Life Goes On

So many changes is such a short time. One leaves home Since we last spoke, Hippie Child has moved out of home. Living two and a half hours away she's studying art at University. I've managed to get her to make me her friend on Facebook, it's … [Read More...]

Sunday Papers


Well this is an unusual scenario. I'm home alone. One child is off camping the other at a birthday party sleepover. I've just realised I haven't had the house to myself since I went back to full-time work. I think I've forgotten what to do with … [Read More...]

Ellenborough falls


We took a day trip to Ellenborough Falls at Elands last week. Princess Child wanted to take photographs so we navigated the two hour drive from Port Macquarie over a large stretch of winding, dirt road, because you know I like to support my … [Read More...]

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  Dear Princess Child Yesterday you turned sixteen!! Old enough to get your learner's permit to drive! The years are melting away and before I know it you will be following your sister out into the big world. I just wanted to pen a … [Read More...]

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Entering the Bureaucracy of Adulthood

  My holidays are nearing an end and I haven't accomplished half of what I wanted to do. So in a desperate catch-up effort this week I'm trying to get at least the vitally important stuff completed. Yesterday I introduced Hippie Child … [Read More...]


Taking Stock – January 2016

  At the start of a New Year I thought it was probably timely to do a Taking Stock post - the idea blatantly nicked from the lovely Pip at Meet Me At Mikes. I'm on holidays (22 December until 18 January) so I have had a deliciously long … [Read More...]


Watching Right Now #makingamurderer #joy

On a long summer break we have spent an inordinate amount of time watching television and movies. Our internet usage has skyrocketed! Here's some of what we've been viewing. Making A Murderer - if you were a fan of the Serial podcast you … [Read More...]


Christmas 2015

Christmas when someone is missing can be a tough gig. Robin Bailey wrote about the lead up to her second christmas since her husband's death on Mamamia. While Christine Rasmusen on Second Firsts had some great advice for those struggling to deal with … [Read More...]

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Exorcising the Grief With Another Letter

Dear Simon It's been awhile, sorry about that, but I've been busy you know raising these daughters you left behind, dealing with this house (yes I know the house was all my idea, clearly you were right it was a bad idea to build I can hear the "I … [Read More...]