Welcome! I’m so pleased to have you along with me on my blogging adventure.
There are all kinds of time in our life – the good, the bad, the great, the not quite right, the rushed, the savoured, the wished away, the seemingly endless, the hope of never-ending, the anticipation, the missed opportunities and the embraced moments.
So much of what happens in life is in the timing. It was time to finish up my other blog in early 2020, and I felt a sense of calm and happiness when I hit publish on that final post. But I missed having this voice; I missed the community I had created in that decade. So the time came to start a new blog, and come up with a name. What a process that was in itself!
We have all the time in the world, until we don’t. I know that all too well after losing my husband Frith, to suicide on New Years Day, 2018. None of us know when our time will come, so here we are, doing our best to enjoy what we have, and live in a meaningful way. Hopefully when our time is up, we can be fortunate enough to look back and be satisfied and grateful for the things we took chances on. I know that’s how I am trying to live my life.
Meet the kids!
I have four incredible children who have many similarities and are completely different at the same time! Chance, my eldest, is 12 years old and is a sweet, sensitive, clever kid who is into Lego, speed cubing, basketball and electronics and is a real problem solver. He is such a help around the house, and with his siblings! He is nearly as tall as me and I just love having almost-adult conversations with him already. Quinn, my only daughter is ten and is into all things girly. I love doing her hair for her and thanks to her, I have recently learnt how to braid! She surrounds herself with wonderful friends, and isn’t afraid to ask for what she wants. She is strong-willed and can certainly hold her own, which is handy being surrounded by brothers.
Darby is eight and is an absolute dynamo. He lives life BIG at a hundred miles per hour and is such a sponge to learn all the things at school. He has a huge personality, loves basketball and jumping on the trampoline, and loves to have interesting conversations. He was diagnosed with ADHD in 2020 and that has helped us understand where all the energy comes from! Julius, my five year old is curious and kind and incredibly affectionate. He loves helping Gran and I in the kitchen and always wants to be included in whatever the big kids are doing. He is both sensitive and stubborn and loves his family and friends, and makes sure to tell us every single day.
It’s such a joy watching them all grow up and shine in their own ways.
I love music, op shopping, pottering around my house and sighing a lot, writing, a variety of exercise, especially Personal Training, getting crafty, going out for coffee, spending time with people I love, and being down by the water near my house, watching the kids ride their bikes. Obviously there’s much more to say but that’s what this blog is for!
Time for love
Marty and I met through a dating App (Elite Singles for those playing at home) in October 2021 and it’s been a rather amazing and wonderful romance. We both came into this relationship with open hearts, and a growth mindset, knowing that we needed honesty and openness as well as understanding and the ability to go along with the craziness that life with four + three children throws our way. My kids completely adore Marty and his boys (he has three sons) and although our kids don’t spend heaps of time together, they make the most of it when they do. We live 90km apart which can be frustrating and logistically tricky at times, but we are both committed and we both put in the effort which makes things work well. We feel very grateful that we have found each other 🙂
What’s in a name?
I pretty much always have music playing in my house. My kids sing along to anything from The Whitlams to P!nk to Imagine Dragons to Missy Higgins and everything in between. Music is a huge part of our lives and I try and expose them to all kinds of genres and artists. One of my playlists was on and some songs from the Scrubs soundtrack started playing. All Kinds of Time came on and I felt that it was the perfect name for the new space I want to create here.
Won’t you join me?