I have two boys; my eldest is six, and takes birthdays very seriously.
Months before his actual birthday, there are discussions involving themes for the party, the type of cake he would like, and who he would like to invite. For his birthday this year, he would like me to make his cake in the shape of the millennium falcon from Star Wars… Let’s see if that works out, particularly when I reflect on my other attempts at birthday cake creations. Continue reading
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As parents, we are busy. It never ends.
Busy with work, busy with kids, busy with stuff that always needs to be done around the house. We are always rushing. Always trying to get all the ‘stuff’ done. Continue reading
As a mum of boys, I have accepted that certain things will happen in my house that I do not understand.
Things that probably never crossed my radar earlier.
I have a brother, so I was exposed to some of these things growing up, but my two boys have well and truly opened my eyes to them. Continue reading
What is with the shrinking size of chocolate bars, and more importantly, those little red frogs packed with artificial colours and flavours that I know are probably going to kill me, but I’m addicted to?
I bought a packet of those share packs, the ones with 15 little chocolate bars in them. They claim to be “fun size”. I call bullshit. They are not fun size. Continue reading
Holy moly, this mum is currently grinning like a crazy cheshire cat – I’ve just been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! Seriously pinching myself 🙂 Continue reading
I was given a whole pile of past editions of house style magazines the other day. The ones filled with beautifully furnished homes, elegant dining areas, kitchens I would sell one of my kidneys for, and gardens that put the botanical gardens to shame. I sat and flicked through them looking for some inspiration. We moved in to our house a few months ago and it is pretty tired and in need of some freshening up. I want it say “we live here!” as soon as friends and family come to visit.
I want the house to reflect us and be practical for our needs. Continue reading
I was out walking the other day with my 70kg worth of dogs, pram and child, when a woman stopped her car, wound down her window and spoke to me. She told me that she has seen me out walking and admires how I make it look so easy (she obviously hasn’t seen me try to rein in the beasts when they see a cat across the road) and how I’ve inspired her to get out more with her dogs and kids. Continue reading
Finding half a big hairy spider. That’s what is worse.
I went to get the kids bath ready, only to discover remnants of a big, hairy spider. Four hairy legs. That’s all that was left. Continue reading
I’ve been thinking recently of all that I’m grateful for. Of course I’m grateful for all the big, main, important things. Health, happiness, amazing friends and family to name but a few. But I’m also grateful for all you lovely people who have discovered and followed my blog. Continue reading