Lock the doors and close the blinds…

Ever since I started listening to true crime podcasts I became more freaked out about being by myself in our house. I heard the story of the East Area Rapist (aka “The Original Nightstalker”), and ever since then I’ve found myself locking all of our doors and looking around when the garage door closes. One of the women had pulled up in her car at home, when he grabbed her in the driveway. How scary! Admittedly it was in America, but still. It could happen anywhere.

It’s fair to say I’m taking a lot more care now. [...]  read more

I’ve been blogging for 14 years!


Yesterday I was doing a bit of tidy up for my blog, and found links to blog posts I’d written in 2004.


Holy smokes batman! I can’t believe I’ve been writing that long! It made me think of all the times I’ve spent pouring over a computer, or tablet, or phone. So I thought I’d revisit a bit of history, and how my blog has evolved since the beginning.

The origins

My sister set me up with a blog way back in the beginning. It was hosted as a page on her own blog, and lacked its own identity. [...]  read more

Luca letter: 4 months old


This has been a busy month this one! Not only with developments, but also just in activities. It’s been nonstop! Let’s get into it.

Your first holiday

This month you went on your first holiday down to the Gold Coast, which I wrote about here. You were such a good boy! You slept in your port-a-cot, and almost religiously napped every 2 hours. I daresay it was because you were pretty exhausted from being out and about a lot,  although you were back at the hotel for most of your naps.

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Sock sock shoe shoe, or sock shoe sock shoe?

A while ago, a friend and I were having a chat. She asked me how I put on my shoes and socks – specifically in what order. Thinking I was just doing something logical that everyone does, I replied:

Sock – shoe – sock – shoe

She agreed with me, but then pointed out that apparently we’re quite unusual. It appears most people put socks on first, and then shoes.

I googled it, and found that yep – we’re the odd ones. But isn’t it logical to do it our way? Why put your sock down if you’re just going to get it dirty on the floor? If you’ve already got that foot propped up putting on a sock, isn’t it more efficient to put the shoe on straight away as well? [...]  read more

A weekend reconnecting with my husband

husband and baby on the beach

For a little while now, I’ve been feeling like I’m the world’s grumpiest woman. There was not one particular thing that would set me off, it was like everything and anything. My husband could just breathe the wrong way and I’d be annoyed. It must have been hell to live with me.

The thing is, I know there’s logical reasons behind it, like hormones and the lack of sleep. That said, I wouldn’t want to be around me if I had a choice!

Thankfully my husband is incredible, even if he does breathe wrong from time-to-time. [...]  read more