Tuna Patties

Do you ever have those crazy/busy days when 5.30pm rolls around and you still have NO clue what you’re going to make for dinner? Not only that, you haven’t remembered to get any meat out of the freezer and you are faced with the prospect of eggs on toast unless you can think of something […]

Puzzle time!

So we just told the kids that we are going to Fiji by giving them this puzzle … We’re not going until October, but just the thought that we will be on a tropical island sipping cocktails by the pool in a little over 3 months’ time may be the only thing that will get […]

Learning hero

At the start of this year, Tyler came home and announced that he had been chosen to be the very first “Learning Hero” of his class. A note came home explaining what was involved: You have been selected to be our “Learning Hero” this week. This is quite an honour. During this week all the […]

Catching up

Last weekend I spent the whole day catching up with two lovely friends, Robyn & Juliette. We all started working together around the same time, 15 years ago. Juliette stayed for a few years, and Robyn for a bit longer. And I’m still there! There were a few others in our “gang” but the 3 […]


Last weekend my lovely Mum turned 60, and my sister Leah and I organised a “high tea” birthday celebration for her. Her favourite colour is lime green, so we went all out with the green decorations and even green food and drink! I made the invitations using all my green scraps of patterned paper! Each […]


My new job involves writing full-length articles for medical journals. I spend most of my days writing, writing some more … followed by, you guessed it, writing. Hence, my ability to string together coherent, well-structured, grammatically correct sentences is limited to working hours only. BULLET POINTS ARE GOOD. * I am tired. * Despite the […]

I love this kid!

It’s been hard getting used to my new job and the changes to our routine. I have been T-I-R-E-D. So, so tired. I have daily headaches (I think they are due to the artificial lighting at work; I am used to a home office with tons of natural light (and fresh air)). Today I started […]


Changes. New job, new office building, new location. Lots of “new” stuff this week. I’m only 2 days into my new job – complete with commute – and I am knackered. My brain is about to explode from information overload, and I’m just. so. tired. The driving times have been better than I anticipated (only […]

End of an era

Today was my last day in the job I have had for 15 years. It was also the last day in the amazing office building that has housed our company since the 1980′s. It has been 7 months since I found out that I was losing my job. Since then, I applied for (and got) […]

He is twelve.

Wow, I feel old today. My firstborn, my baby, is turning 12. TWELVE. It’s hard to believe he has been in our lives for 12 years … but then it’s hard to imagine what life used to be like without him. And this is it. The start of the last year before we hit the […]