Posted in December 2013

Over and Out – away until 13 January 2014

Over and Out – away until 13 January 2014

I’m currently sitting in my bikini, shorts and flip flops, in weather like this: And I’m about to go and pack my suitcase for a week we’re going to spend in weather like this: I’m completely unprepared. I have ski gear that we borrowed from friends but I tried the pants on yesterday and they … Continue reading

The Signature of All Things: A Review

The Signature of All Things: A Review

Elizabeth Gilbert is very talented. Her memoir was obviously what she became famous for – millions of people around the world tore through Eat, Pray, Love and adored her tales of travel and her quest for meaning and her discovery of love. It must be hard to follow up a book like that. And fans of … Continue reading

My Gratitude List

My Gratitude List

As we approach the end of the year I’m feeling a bit more reflective than normal. I’ve been thinking about my life and feeling very grateful for how things are going right now. So I thought I’d make A List of Gratitude. I’m grateful for: How beautiful our country is. Driving towards Ceres for a … Continue reading

Then and Now: 6 Years of Marriage

Then and Now: 6 Years of Marriage

So. It’s our six year wedding anniversary today. Six years of marriage and almost 10 years together. Not as long as some, but certainly the longest relationship I’ve ever had. When I look at this photo I think of how wonderful that day was, but also how innocent we were in terms of the ways … Continue reading

YAY! 2nd in Kidzworld Mommy Blogger Awards

YAY! 2nd in Kidzworld Mommy Blogger Awards

GUYS! Such exciting news yesterday that I was won second place in the Kidzworld Mommy Blogger Awards! I really did not expect it – thank you SO much for voting for Making Mountains, it means a lot. There are lots of wonderful mommy blogs out there but I’m obviously quite good at begging for votes … Continue reading

You Know You’re On Summer Holidays When…

You Know You’re On Summer Holidays When…

You Know You’re On Summer Holidays When… You find yourself wearing flip-flops five days in a row. You eat scones with jam and cream for breakfast. You realise what an amateur you are at applying suncream and you end up with a very strange tan. Your skin stings in the shower (see above). You have … Continue reading

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

I’m not talking about Pteromerhanophobia, which is a diagnosed fear of being in an aircraft and is a very real condition. I’m talking about the lesser known fear of being trapped in a confined space with a screaming baby kind of fear, a fear that can consume you for a few days before the actual … Continue reading

Turn Me Over, I’m Done.

Turn Me Over, I’m Done.

As I tweeted earlier today: Turn me over, I’m DONE. I’ve had it. Enough of people dying. Enough of endless grey days of rain. Enough of schizophrenic interpreters and little babies being raped and Oscar Pistorius shooting his lovely girlfriend and massacres in Kenya and the swimming pool at Nkandla and EVERYTHING ELSE. ENOUGH. There’s been … Continue reading

Solving The Baby Equation

Solving The Baby Equation

I’ve been thinking lately that babies are a lot like Maths. Unless you are very good at Maths, and then the metaphor doesn’t really work at all. If you are good at Maths then you are probably quite clever, so you can find your own metaphor. Now where was I? Oh yes, babies being a … Continue reading