Blown away

Slightly embarrassing confession: after dating DD for more than three years, we only just got around to inviting my sister and her husband up to visit his place yesterday. Ooops. We’re usually spoilt with delicious food at their place, then we laze around in their spa drinking Prosecco. It’s a hard combination to beat. But […]

My melted heart

When I first met DD I told him – quite adamantly – that I didn’t “do mush”. I was sooooooooo delusional. It turns out I’m like a Lindt ball in a heatwave. I think you can become a little jaded in long-term relationships. Familiarity breeds contempt and you take each other for granted. Loss reminds […]

How do they sleep?

It’s been heartbreaking to read about the 14-year-old Aussie girl, Dolly, who committed suicide after relentless cyber bullying. How did humanity become so cold and cruel? How do you sleep at night knowing you have actively contributed to the despair of others? I’d have trouble ever sleeping again. Mia Freedman wrote on Facebook yesterday: “Who […]

A bit of mid-week magic

It’s not every Tuesday night that you catch a ferry to a little island in the middle of Sydney Harbour for dinner with friends, watch a storm roll in and then marvel at the most incredible sunset. But that was my Tuesday night. My Tuesday nights normally involve leaving work early to grab a posse […]

Choosing not to be ugly

“There’s a battle ahead, many battles are lost But you’ll never see the end of the road While you’re travelling with me Hey now, hey now Don’t dream it’s over Hey now, hey now When the world comes in They come, they come To build a wall between us We know they won’t win Don’t […]

We survived!

We were wandering along the beach late yesterday afternoon when DD noted: “Well, we survived.” I furrowed my brow for a moment, not understanding what he meant, so he qualified it by saying: “We survived the heat.” Oh, yes! The heat! We did! It may have been dazzlingly hot in Sydney, but we had an […]

And they’re off

The kids are leaving this morning for a Queensland holiday with their dad. The house is going to be VERY quiet without them over the next 10 days. While I won’t miss the incredible mess they make on a daily basis, there are lots of things I WILL miss. Like … The youngest sending me […]

Waaaaaaay too bitter

Going back to work after Christmas/New Year has been a shock to the system. Racing to the office each day while juggling parenting seems trickier than usual, despite the lack of school lunches and the eldest sleeping until 5pm the other day (5pm!) because I wasn’t around to wake them up. Ironically, I’m doing battle […]

Drooling over royal rumps and panko prawns

There are certain skills that my brain refuses to master. It’s not an old age thing. As a kid I was petrified by record players and completely incapable of putting a needle on a record. Cassette tapes were my best friend. Fast forward 40 years and it’s a much longer list: setting house/office alarms, changing […]

The blog of revelations

Happy New Year! May 2018 be a fabulous one for you, filled with laughter and love. We spent New Year’s Eve at North Sydney Pool, which has the most brilliant view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There was a huge inflatable fun park in the pool for the kids and the adults sat on the […]