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  • Some of the gear & some idea
    There are two ways to approach hobbies in life. All the gear, no idea You get the the “All the gear, no idea” types. The ones who gear up with latest and greatest paraphernalia for the next new hobby. The…
  • Day Derailed
    It started off like any other day… Me trying to figure out what day it is, which kid was going to do what or go where while I worked. Someone was crying. Probably me but at this point does it…
  • Knock knock. Whose there?
    What happens when hopelessness starts to creep in? The soft, low grade, vibration that is there in the background getting louder and louder, so slowly that you hardly notice. But it’s there alright, and starting to make itself known. The…
  • Gifts of Growth & Gratitude
    Two years ago, I was burnt out, broken and basically bedridden. I spent a week cocooned under the duvet, feeling the effects of a perfect life imploding in a year long spiral of stress. One year ago, I was brave…
  • Thank you 20/20
    Usually, at this time of year, I am frazzled beyond recognition.Usually, at this time of year, it’s a downward spiral of stress from October.Usually, at this time of year, I’m overstretched, overcommitted, overwhelmed and over it. Usually. But 2020 has…
  • Definition
    I love defining things. Feelings, concepts, goals, my eyebrows, even words I thought I kind of knew but wasn’t 100% certain. Defining is finite. As soon as I have defined a feeling or a concept it feels as if I…
  • Right back atcha
    Today I asked Aiden to help me hang the laundry. Let’s ignore the fact that it was after 3pm when I remembered I had put a load of washing on at 8am. If I wasn’t so peeved I’d have taken…
  • Schooled
    Exam time. Correction. Tests and assessment time. “Mom, it’s not exams okaaay?” My boy was not wrong. Test was the right word. Testing my patience. It would have been exams but thanks to Corona, it was tests. A pamphlet outlining…
  • Change Acknowledged
    I was asked the other day if I have taken the time to acknowledge and reflect on the changes that have recently taken place in my life. My initial thought was “what changes?” I love reading Mark Manson’s Mindf*ck Monday…
  • Glamour Guilt
    That face. The single glistening tear rolling down her cheek. Those eyes filled with sadness, staring deep into my soul. What horrid thing might have evoked such an emotional response? I was about to leave for my regular Saturday morning…
  • Lost & Found
    My son is phenomenal in so many ways. His imagination, empathy, his agile sporting abilities – he nonchalantly does 3 backflips finished off with a casual forward somersault dismount from a trampoline (or my bed) when he thinks no one…
  • Tricked, and a treat
    So Halloween came and went. Honestly it’s terrifying. Utterly terrifying. Not the decorations and the costumes. I actually don’t mind a wicked fancy dress party. I’m talking about all the kids overdosing on sweets…. at night!  It’s bad enough that…