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Getting Old(er)

I am forty one years old. I quite like being this age. I don’t really understand these ageing celebrities who are desperately trying to cling to their youth. I understand they must feel threatened by the prospect of not getting the attention they once used to, but the ones who make themselves look …

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A Lesson in Sustainability

Each week I get an email from each of my sons parent class reps to remind all the parents of things that need to be done during the coming week. I cherish these emails because with four kids if I’m not careful things slip through the cracks. Like the ONE …

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Date Night

With forty hundred children and Rob burning the candle at both ends, we don’t often get a friday night to ourselves. That plus the fact that at the end of the week the last thing either of us want to do is anything that doesn’t involve a sofa and TV …

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The Cake

It was Holly’s 11th birthday last week.  With four kids I’ve now got the birthday party prep thing pretty sorted, given I seem to always have a child who’s about to have one. The cake however is always my undoing. When we lived in London, I wouldn’t have dreamt of …

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Holiday, what holiday?

Yesterday Rob and I came home from an amazing child-free five days away in Noosa. Rob has a really high stress job …

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Husbands and losing stuff

Each saturday two of my boys have swimming lessons and my daughter has gymnastics at the same time, so Rob and I …

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Forget me not

On friday I forgot to pick Jude up from preschool. Forgot. Totally, totally, totally forgot. It was a day out of the …

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A story about avocados

I do a lot of exercise. Not surprisingly my exercises of choice do not involve an enormous amount of coordination. Running and …

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Just today

A really cool thing happened to me today. I was at CrossFit just doing my own thing and noticed someone there I …

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Twitter Lunch Club

People who slam social media are weirdo’s in my mind. Putting my blog aside, which is a bit of fun and gives …

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Christmas and Black Dogs

Yesterday I was in David Jones and stumbled into this. So I guess it must be christmas soon? Correct me if I’m …

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Minecraft #2 Why I still hate it

Bloody Minecraft. As we speak my three sons’ excitement is at fever pitch because they’ve worked out how to make red sheep. Apparently …

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Boys and Knives

About a week ago Luca came up to me and said “Mum, what’s this” and then handed me a pocket knife. Rob has …

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Running Decisions

I have been the lamest blogger on the planet. Because I’ve been a bit of a misery guts and preoccupied with being …