The Birthday rundown

So I suppose my birthday week has now officially come to an end, and what an amazing week it was. It began on Tuesday morning with a surpise breakfast in bed, pancakes with ice cream no less, and a coffee on the side. Amazing!! I was thoroughly spoiled with gifts including Lego Flowers! I didn’t…

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Christmas Wrap

My view on Christmas morning at 6:01am. I mean, Chance was ready to give me my gifts at 5:00am so I can’t really complain! I had the privelege of hosting my extended family on Christmas day and boy was it a cracker! (Pun intended. Always.) I put my hand up to have it at our…

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Life and Lemons

Two and a half years ago, I wrote this blog post about when life gives you lemons. Original, I know. I was having a particularly rough time with back problems, and a stressful trip to Rockhampton on the horizon, and I remember wanting to write a more uplifting post, but that one got published instead….

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Darby is 7!!

Yes that’s right folks. Our little Darby-scooby-doo-the-poopser-nicompoop turned 7 on the 7th of December. There is so much I can say about Darby. This year has been a really significant one for him, as it was confirmed that he has ADHD and since that diagnosis, things have changed quite a lot. All I really ever…

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Falling slowly

The movie Once has been on my radar for some time now, and I finally had the opportunity to watch it the other night. I don’t like watching movies on my own, so I generally wait until someone can join me. Funny how I can watch TV shows endlessly no problem (hello Ted Lasso), but…

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Chance is 11

On this day in 2010 at 10:01pm I became a mum. What an incredible journey I have been on ever since. No matter where we moved, I found my village, starting with my beautiful mums group in Wangaratta, and currently with my Nashvillagers in Brighton, as well as so many mums and dads and friends…

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Red flags

My friend sent me this little meme today, and I wrote back something like: I think it’s okay to pop in to a carnival and go for a ride, rather than give it a miss out of fear. Just as long as you don’t stay too long and become one of the carnies. It’s hard…

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What a lady, what a life

Today, (almost all) my family and I farewelled one of the greats. Nan passed away last Wednesday, but because of Covid, we could only have a small service including 20 immediate family and a close friend or two. I was so proud of my mum for delivering a beautiful eulogy. I can’t imagine how hard…

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