In Praise of Prudes, Pants and Mums

Image by By Maciej Serafinowicz

As is the case with many of my quirks, I totally blame my mother. Because when the time came to tell me about sex, she gave me… a book. To be fair, she did offer to answer questions when I was finished reading it. So I grilled the poor woman mercilessly. But even as an insensitive … [Read more...]

10 things you might want to know about me

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I've been nominated for a Liebster award by a couple of blogging pals, Lisa from Random Acts of Zen and Sarah from Creating Contentment. You can read their posts here and here. If you’re wondering what on earth a Liebster award is, it’s basically a blog hop where everyone passes on questions to … [Read more...]

5 Things I Loved & Learned at Problogger

With the lovely Janet from Middle Aged Mama

I had a fantastic time on the Gold Coast last week. For those of you who couldn’t make it, I’ve put together a few highlights so you can live vicariously. Oh and here’s a picture of the beach where I managed to go and stick a toe in the ocean between sessions. 1) It’s ok to put you into … [Read more...]

Here’s an idea… do less

Image by Carli Jean Miller

It occurred to me recently that on top of working a full-time job, my mother used to cook all our meals from scratch as well as bake, knit and garden. She even made our clothes when we were little, knocking up cute outfits on her Singer sewing machine in the evenings. Was she perhaps … [Read more...]

Why I still believe in Santa

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I remember it vividly because I was 11, and 11 is a tricky age for a girl. You’re still a child but puberty is already tightening its grip, whether you're ready or not. I was not ready. It was when I was 11 that I found out there was no Santa. For months I’d remained steadfast against the … [Read more...]