Posted in July 2013

Picking at the Scabs of Life

Picking at the Scabs of Life

My tomboy had her first real fall this past weekend. She’s fallen before, of course, but not like this. It was one of those moments where I thought we may have to head back to A&E, for stitches or broken teeth or worse. But thank goodness it was just a mouth full of dirt, a … Continue reading

This is My Little Prince

This is My Little Prince

I’m calling him Prince Ben at the moment. Because he is my little prince. And because, like the rest of the world, I’ve been caught up in Royal Baby Fever. I wouldn’t call myself a royalist, in fact I’ve tried my hardest to be cynical about it all. But I just can’t muster up even … Continue reading

Reflections on Turning 34

Reflections on Turning 34

I’ve never been the biggest fan of birthdays. All that attention. All that expectation. That it will be different from all your other days. And let’s face it, it’s quite a quaint, old fashioned custom of ours – celebrating an arbitrary date in our Gregorian calendar. But as I’m getting older I’ve come to enjoy … Continue reading

Sometimes I Feel Like I Live in a Zoo…

…I really really do. Children are a great leveller, we all know that. But sometimes they take it so far that you feel like you’re playing a part in some sort of crazy family movie. Take last week for example… So I’ve just recovered from a tummy bug and a twisted ankle when poor little … Continue reading

Leaving The Cap Off The Toothpaste

Leaving The Cap Off The Toothpaste

I wish this was some sort of intellectual metaphor for something deeper, but really what’s got me thinking this week is my husband’s refusal to return the toothpaste cap to its rightful place. I just don’t get it. Every night he goes to bed after me and every morning when I want to brush my … Continue reading

Kiehl’s MRC – A Little Bit Miraculous

Kiehl’s MRC – A Little Bit Miraculous

It’s been just over 28 days since I started the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate initiative and what a change there has been (stripy top is “Before” photo). You should know at the onset that I’m very skeptical of cosmetics and their constant claims that their product will reduce fine lines or make you appear instantly younger. Kiehl’s promise is … Continue reading

In Sickness and in Health

I’ve never been a person who gets sick a lot. The only times I’ve been admitted to hospital were when I was born and when my two babies were born. I’ve never broken a bone. I’ve never even had my tonsils out. The only things I’ve ever had fixed are my teeth: I inherited my … Continue reading

Zimbabwe: A Journey of Rediscovery

Zimbabwe: A Journey of Rediscovery

Excuse the corny title. But that’s exactly what my recent time away from home was, a rediscovery of a country and of myself. When I told people I was leaving my kids at home, I felt guilt at first – even though I knew they’d be in the safe and loving hands of my husband, … Continue reading