22 January

My sweet mama would have been 52 today. It’s been 11 years since she squeezed my hands reassuringly as she always used to do. I realise that I’ve missed her half as long as I had her on earth. After 4023 days it’s got to the point where much of my life only her memory…

Wild wild air

This good Dr has a way of stating the obvious that makes it irresistable. It’s finally warming up in the sweet Southern Hemisphere where I dwell. While the US is going gaga over pumpkin spice errthang, we’re reaching for the sunscreen and putting ice in our wine (don’t judge). The evenings beckon me outside, under…

Value

I sat with a friend today doing not much at all. She, tired from a busy day at work, me weary from a 5 am wake up. We scanned pinterest and talked about hair styles. Really we did nothing much and talked about little; soaking each other in over Earl Grey Tea. Grateful to have…

Today!

Days are full and long, and yet they fly by somehow. As a new mom I am so aware of the precious miracle of life and how precious each day is. How much can change in a day. I can’t bear to waste a single one. So instead of excusing myself one more time –…

31 Days with Dr Seuss

My first #31days Writing Challenge. Join me for a month worth of this genius wordsmithery, my responses & reflections on his quotes. Some deep some fun, some thought provoking, some silly. This page will be an index of all of the posts as part of this challenge – so I’ll add a new one each…

Baby Changing

I’ve just pressed the reheat button on the microwave for the third time, trying to revive two thirds of a cup of coffee. A couple of seconds in to the whirring I know I’m not going to drink it. I’m not sure yet how many reheats I’m ok with – but three just feels like…

I’m Still Here

Thursday. 7.20pm. I’ve just filled my wine glass & sighed happily as I close the curtain on my particularly clean kitchen. Fairy lights & scented candles soften the room and I can hear the fireplace crackle through the stillness of this room. That is before the whirring laptop fan kicks in & the screen lights…