The sun is almost up. I can hear the birds chirping away outside in the pre-dawn gloaming while I roll over sleepily for the final feed of the night, knowing within the hour I'll hear Jman asking Steve what we're doing today, demanding Weet-Bix and running in to cuddle me (or his sister. There's a… Continue reading An intro to mumlyfe (from someone who knows nothing)
Staring into these pools with a babe asleep on my chest, a podcast in my ears, and bare dirty feet that haven't seen shoes in 12 hours. Summer is on its way.
Somehow we're already in August. The spring flowers are blooming, the days are warm and lengthening, the beach is calling and the baby on my lap has somehow morphed from a snoozy newborn to a five-month-old full of stories and frustrations about how hard it is to sit up solo. Making: or attempting to make more… Continue reading Life: August
First published on Red Robin Blue June 12, 2012 Recently a friend of mine and The Boy's (let's call him Mr P) suggested a last minute trip to Lyon - something which turned out to be impossible but evolved into a wannabe spontaneous bus trip to Lille, a French town near the Belgian border. Attempt… Continue reading From the archives: A not-so-grim Lille
When the moments you most looked forward to about parenthood start to become a reality.
It's halfway through August, so naturally it's time to wrap up our third Plastic Free July. Sorry, time got away from me (you can thank the newborn for that!) I have to admit this year was the easiest Plastic Free July yet, probably because in this neck of the woods most months are predominantly plastic… Continue reading It’s a Plastic Free life
Sharing the love of live theatre. It's the best.
Take one new babe, a toddler, a father with a decent amount of parental leave, and a mother set on nourishing herself and the newest addition in the vein of the first 40 days and mix them all together,and what do you have? A lovely start to parenthood. When I mentioned I would be focusing… Continue reading Our first few weeks at home
It never gets exactly cold here, but it does become chilly enough to make a warm jumper, slippers and a fire seem like a great idea. So does long days spent on the beach, wandering markets or riding bikes outside. Baby snuggles are even more delicious and emerging from the fourth trimester feeling refreshed and… Continue reading Life: June/July
I blame Lauren Singer. It was winter 2015 and her name and the zero waste movement had crossed my path during a hunt for a new blog to read. I was intrigued, if a little cynical. "How can someone be 'zero waste'?" I thought the first time I clicked on her blog, before falling down… Continue reading Plastic Free July: take three