It is August, it is cold and rainy, and I have finally succumbed to a cold that has been threatening for days! I am feeling miserable and winter is getting me down. As I pulled into the driveway after school drop off today, there was a rainbow right above my house. The familiar faded colours … Continue reading on rainbows, lists and hope
We live in a culture of complaining. A culture where the answer to the standard greeting “how are you?”, is “busy” or “stressed”. Or we use it as a way to list all our problems as we detail just how complicated and hard and complex our life is. I was struck by a line in … Continue reading what do foxes have to do with joy anyway?
My youngest had her 4th birthday yesterday. So on the weekend we had a little party for her friends. And last night the grandparents joined us for dinner and we made a big fuss of her (as you do). I also helped in her kindy class yesterday. The teacher called her up the front and … Continue reading time to … celebrate
40! So exciting. You say it all the time and people look at you in disbelief. Because people everywhere walk around regretting their ageing, and trying to deny it has arrived. But it is exciting … a new decade, a new start, a new adventure, a new you. I love how much you have grown … Continue reading a letter to myself on the eve of my 40th birthday
My eldest daughter is very sensitive to smells, she notices beautiful (and stinky) smells straight away. You should have seen her the other day with my new leather handbag. "Mum that smells amazing". Mr and I are sure she is going to either be a Perfumer or a Wine-maker. Either way we'd be happy! But … Continue reading just a little list – scents
It has been a hard week. I am struggling with my daughters living life at a full on speed, with little or no thought for the rules, or volume, or the pause button. I have found myself impatiently requesting them to be more patient. Or yelling at them to be quieter. Or hustling them out … Continue reading just a little list