The Slippery Slope of Tweeting

     Tweetaholism... I hear that its a very real affliction. And it starts off oh so innocently. First you create a Twitter account and send out a couple of tweets telling no one in particular what you are up to and that life is all fine and … [Continue reading]

Beep! Beep! To You Too

I have always had an inner kernel of sassy in me, just waiting to be set free from the confines of societal expectations, but it wasn’t until recently that I really started to allow my sassy to start expressing itself. Not so with my daughter. My … [Continue reading]

Was Jane Austen the Original Chick Lit Writer?

I’ve sniggered at the insanity of Becky Bloomwood’s behaviour in Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series. I've owned the whole series of “Princess Diaries” by Meg Cabot long before I had a daughter to justify them by saying one day I would share the … [Continue reading]

Small Tasks, Serenedipity and Mermaids

Are you anything like me? You look at a small task and think...  “Ooh, I reckon* could knock that off in fifteen minutes. Yeah...  I've got plenty of time before I have to start.... insert any urgent, time sensitive task that must be done – like , … [Continue reading]

Song Nine

  Funny how a song playing in the background of a busy day can bring back memories and make you realise that even as a child you knew who you truly were... and that other people can have such a profound impact on your true self and that it can take … [Continue reading]

Sequins from the Sky

Today has been a genuinely wonderful day – and yes, it’s January and yes, it was snowing all day! Bronwen and I spent at least an hour out in the great outdoors, slipping on the ice, covered in flakes of snow, playing on the play equipment and having … [Continue reading]

The Secret Life of Bees

As seems usual for me, I am so far behind in the ‘cool list’ of books to read that it really isn’t funny. Its not that I'm not interested in the latest novels; I always get to them... eventually.It’s just in the last several years (since I had … [Continue reading]

The first of many….

Officially this is the first post on this blog.... … [Continue reading]

Pancakes and Reprimands…

   If you got pancakes like this cooked for your breakfast....     you would think you could at least muster one photo for the flippin' camera.....   ....all I get is a stern telling off...          tomorrow she … [Continue reading]

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

[Barbra:] You don't bring me flowers You don't sing me love songs During the day I keep busy pretending to be busy. It’s easy when I have a whirling dervish for a daughter. In days long past, men filthy in body and in language, on wind propelled … [Continue reading]