Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Or just shoulders and knees, really. I think I’ve posted before about my shoulder and how I’m waiting for surgery. I’ve been having shoulder issues for over 18 months now, and surgery is my last resort. I have tried barbotage, physiotherapy and 3 cortisone injections. There’s nothing else I can do, so I’m on the […]


I can’t believe it. For the first time ever since I started blogging in 2005, I have gone a month without posting. June 2016 never existed according to this blog! I always swore this would NEVER happen, but alas, life took over last month and kind of threw me for a loop. I can’t really […]


Ethan turned 14 this week. He’s grown so much lately. At the start of the year, he was about 1/2 inch shorter than me. He would ask me every day or so, “Am I taller than you yet, Mum?” … sure enough, it wasn’t long before he caught up, and then kept on growing! We […]

17 years

Rob & I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary last weekend. Wow, 17 years! So many people were surprised it had been that long. I guess we did get married pretty young (I was 21, he was 25). I’m at the point where I can say I’ve been with Rob for more than half my life […]

Me & my other boy

Back when Ethan was 10, I planned a special weekend for the two of us. We stayed in a fancy hotel, ate out at restaurants, used the hotel pool, spa and sauna, watched rugby on the TV on our room and just had a wonderful time together. You can read about it here. Tyler is […]


I think that’s probably how many times I envisage posting on my blog from now on. Monthly. As in, once a month. It got down to twice a month over the past couple of years, and I feel like I have even less to write about now! Mostly because my kids are getting older, I […]

Time for an update

I’m sorry, peeps. I have been very absent of late (more so than usual!) as we’ve had a lot of stuff going on. Almost 2 weeks ago, my friend Mel passed away from stage 4 breast cancer. It was a very sad time, especially because I didn’t get to see her after she was moved to Hospice, as […]

Summer lovin’

I haven’t posted for a few weeks because I’ve been far too busy enjoying our Kiwi Summer! I had 3 weeks off work over Christmas/New Year (Rob and I both went back to work on January 11th) and that time has been filled to the brim with summertime fun. Just the way I like it.🙂 […]