A Series Of Fortunate Events

I'm a huge believer in fate, although I do think sometimes we need to give ourselves a little push.  There's been many times in my life where I have found myself jumping out of my comfort zone - and I really love my comfort zone! - and wondering why I did it.   Some examples... Continue Reading →

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Tooth Fairy Fail

Last week our Master 5 had his first wobbly tooth and somewhere in the back of my mind I made a mental note that the Tooth Fairy, (who has been off duty for a while since Master 7 lost all his baby teeth fairly early), would have to make a reappearance soon.  On Sunday it... Continue Reading →

Short Story: A New Life

Jakob He sat at the small round kitchen table, his worn gnarled hands wrapped around his cup of tea.  The saucer sat patiently waiting on the doily tablecloth.  Some plain sugar biscuits cosied against each other in the long Delft Blue dish in the centre of the knitted concentric white circles.  The TV blared behind... Continue Reading →

The Overwhelm

It is no secret that we live in a society where we are overwhelmed.  We are inundated daily with information, the constant rings and pings of our phones and social media, an unending barrage of activities, appointments and invitations in our calendars.  It is exhausting just looking at what is coming up ahead in our... Continue Reading →

Bush Dawning: A Bush Poem

Tried my hand at Bush Poetry for the Words In Winter Trentham festival.  The prompt was Origins. I was familiar with Banjo Patterson but not many other bush poets.  It's safe to say my pentameter was not perfect but I learnt a lot today from listening to the other writers.  There were some engaging historical... Continue Reading →

Taking Stock

About a month ago I started taking an online blogging course called Blog With Pip which helps people start up or improve their blog, (click here for more information).  I love that it allows you six months to work through course work that could potentially take only a couple.  As a busy mum, it is... Continue Reading →

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