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Dead Dishwasher Delimma

On Mother’s Day, like a giant middle finger to my awesome mothering, my dishwasher died and took all the power to the kitchen bench with it. That same night, in protest, I headed to the supermarket to stock up on disposable plates, cups and cutlery because I don’t give a crap, …

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Boys Toys

I used to be one of those parents of boys. You know the ones … protective, nurturing, adamant that they’d grow up without any violent tendencies, the type who’d never in a million years let them have toy guns or weapons. Ten years ago I was the type who would …

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Perserverance

… Another running story I’m afraid! Well I did it. I ran the Canberra Marathon last weekend and came home with a nice tidy personal best time. I am absolutely thrilled. What a wonderful feeling it is when you put in the hard yards and are rewarded  for it. I can …

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The Last Child

This is my thirteenth and last consecutive year of being at home with at least one small child. Jude starts school next …

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The things you see …

I have seen some pretty weird and wonderful things when I’ve been out running. As a city runner, when you clock up …

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Life after London

In July we are coming up to our three year anniversary since we left London. I know. THREE YEARS. Before we left I …

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My love affair with running

  I have reignited my affair with running lately. I never fell out of love with it but just like human relationships, …

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Better late than never

Well it has been a while. There is nothing sadder than an abandoned blog. If you’d told me a couple of years …

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The Gall of the Universe

I’ve had one of those really crap weeks. You know the type – traffic fine, smashed iPhone, forget to turn your wi-fi …

I nearly relapsed and bought 500g of Nutella. However I was strong and did not. Instead I bought a giant Lindt ball.

Addio, Nutella

I have had to give up Nutella. F.O.R.E.VE.R. I know. I had no words either. Because the universe is basically just a …