Category Archives: husband

Fiji – A Review of Sorts!

A little over a week ago, I was sitting in a hammock, reading a great book and listening to the sound of gentle waves lapping at the shore.  The only thing that could remotely annoy me were the ever present “mozzies”, but even they were easily tamed with some local insect repellant.  My husband and I had seven whole days of peace and tranquility.  We had relaxation overload.  We met new friends and learnt a lot about different cultures.  It was an experience … Continue Reading »

Living with It.

Since Chloe started Kindergarten a few weeks ago, I have been blessed with a rather abundant amount of “me time”.  Now I’m not telling you to make you jealous (although I would have been if I read that sentence a year ago!), nor any other reason.  I’ve embraced me time, and have avoided doing anything remotely close to housework as much as I can.  Except for laundry.  There’s just no avoiding that.  Especially when there’s six loads of it piled high in your … Continue Reading »

W.I.P. of a Different Kind

I don’t know if you have noticed (If you’re on FB) that Mr FB now asks “What’s happening …………….?” in the blank status space.  I’ve been giggling on and off about this for a couple of days now, because I’d really love to just blurt out what’s happening here every time I see it, but know that the couple of hundred friends I have really do not want to know that Chloe just asked me to wipe her bum, or Cadyn is commentating … Continue Reading »

The Wife

I’ve had this whirling around my head for days, and am now going to spill in all its glory.  It may not be pretty, but here goes…. I am a Wife.  I have a Husband.  We have a Family.  Those three statements are the most important in my life.  I take all three very, very seriously.  And I protect them ferociously. I’ve felt as though I’ve had to protect them, come to their rescue, on a number of occasions.  And when I do … Continue Reading »

Happy Father’s Day – the late edition.

As I start to type this post at 10.44pm, my darling husband is finishing up ironing a week’s worth of work clothes for himself.  I know it was a week’s worth, because I sat on the lounge next to him watching Foxtel, and pulled out the hanger-upper part at the end of the ironing board when I noticed he was wandering around downstairs trying to find somewhere to hang the finished shirts. Yes, today was is Father’s Day in Australia.  And I made … Continue Reading »

Smart Chart

After what I would call GIVING UP on Monday, it seems my brainy husband put some thought to the situation we had found ourselves in – again. Last year, our youngest son, Cadyn, went through a pretty hideous time.  He hit a wall at school, which then reverberated through our home, as he hit not only walls but anything else he could possibly cry at, throw himself on the ground at or yell at.  It was a living hell.  We ended up getting … Continue Reading »

Whose Bright Idea??

Was it to get another farking cat???!!!!  And who was the farking idiot that agreed to it????  Urghhhhh……. SOMEBODY began campaigning for a kitten back in April.  This somebody had been suckered in by his then soon to be nine year old daughter and her promises of caring and loving a kitten like no other human being in history had before her.  The same somebody then convinced me that it would be a great idea to get above mentioned daughter a kitten for … Continue Reading »

With freedom comes responsibility…sort of

The freedom that comes with your children wanting to walk home from school by themselves is rather liberating.  There’s an extra 30 minutes in my day that I do not have to spend in and out of the car.  I don’t have to stop what I’m doing, run around like mad looking for Chloe’s shoes and making sure doors are locked and everything’s turned off.  I don’t have to grab my purse and phone and keys and run through all sorts of inclement … Continue Reading »

Internet Dating Pioneer

That would be….ahemmmm…..Me!  Eleven years ago, I dipped my toes into a new and unknown way of meeting people – Internet dating.  At the time, Ninemsn had a site which was free and relatively easy to use.  So I uploaded a photo, wrote a few short paragraphs and waited to see what would happen……. Months went by, I never used the site and was getting rather fed up with revolting old men emailing me and was just about to delete my profile when … Continue Reading »

Bigger is NOT Best?

I love an epiphany.  Actually I love the word EPIPHANY!  Rather catchy I think.  I had myself an epiphany a few days ago.  Friday night to be exact.  And it happened in the most unusual of places – Harvey Norman.  For those of you outside the realm of Australia or anywhere else this big chain store has planted itself, then it is literally a big chain store selling all variety of goods for one’s home.  From batteries to fridges, lounges to cameras.  They’ve … Continue Reading »