• Taking Stock

    Taking Stock: July 2019

    Oh, hey there! How are you? We’re just kicking off the first week of the school holidays here! I’m trying not to be an anxious idiot about it. Often I stress about whether we’re doing too much, not enough etc etc. It’s ridiculous. We will all be just fine! I forget our kids are so lucky – we travel or go camping on SO many school holidays throughout the year! A little break from doing that won’t kill anyone! I think some of the guilt comes from when I was pregnant with the Little Miss and didn’t feel up to much, so it made me feel like I was letting…

  • just some thoughts,  travel

    The reasons camping sucks (and why I wouldn’t change a thing about it).

    It’s the middle of the night and I’m wide awake in my quiet, dark house. It’s our first night at home in two weeks after a camping trip away. It’s weird. The thing about camping is that it’s hard work sometimes. There’s no electricity. There’s no wifi. Sometimes there’s not even any mobile phone reception. Do you know how hard it was to watch a short video clip someone sent me or to get a second to watch some Instagram stories?? It was hard to keep our phones charged. We had to rely on the car battery or the battery we were using to power the fridge. The Engel fridge…

  • Friday Feels,  Parenting

    5 things I love about the school holidays.

    Oh, hey there! It’s been a little while since my last blog post! I’ve had some technical difficulties of late. I won’t bore you with every little detail, but it basically involved my website being down, a less than helpful web host, a transfer to a new web host, me being a clueless person who should just stick to the writing of the words and the loss of some of my more recent content! Throw in a bit of writer’s block, a chest infection followed not long after by a cold and voilá – sweet fuck all happens around this little space on the internet! Oops! I think I’m finally…

  • Happy List

    The Happy List #49

    Well, hello there Monday! How the hell are you? I am glad it’s a new week. Last week was quite emotionally draining. I made the most of it and there were definitely lots of positives to be experienced, but I think that the craziness that was my March finally hit me. You know when you’re in survival mode, so everything’s go go go and you don’t have time to think or even feel? And then you finally come back to a baseline of normality and it’s a bit of a crash? That. So I’ve decided to start this fresh week with a focus on the positives! Here are some things…