Brain Food

Brain Food

I’m not sure what to call these round ups I do of interesting links, books and articles. Brain Food sounds about right though? So with no further waffling, here are all the interesting things I’ve been doing, reading, eating and pondering over the last few days: Are you on Instagram? If so, you can find(…)

Is Your Child Barbie Mad? Enter this!

Is Your Child Barbie Mad? Enter this!

We have many Barbie fans in our house and it’s not just my five-year-old daughter Rachel. My two-year-old son Ben has caught on too and he goes around laying claim to any Barbie toys or merchandise he can get his hands on (he especially likes the Barbie toothpaste). Anyway, Barbie are running an amazing competition(…)

Meet Buckley

Meet Buckley

Poor Buckley. The second child always gets neglected. Juno was our first born and I excitedly introduced you to her very early on. But we’ve had Buckley for over six months now and I’m only introducing her now. Sorry. But ta-da! Here she is: Why the name Buckley? Well, ever since I watched The Royal(…)

Sun City: They Should Call it Fun City

Sun City: They Should Call it Fun City

The last time I was at Sun City I was in my teens. There is a pic of me in front of the monkey fountain in my green culottes (remember those?!) and my leather Alice band (I was stylish okay?). And although we had a whale of a time as a family, I had never(…)

Lessons in Humility

Lessons in Humility

We’re back. And I wish I could say that I’m super relaxed from a lovely lazy holiday but actually my nerves are shot, my back muscles are all tensed up and my parenting chi is completely in tatters. Why? (you may ask). A 2-year-old that’s what. Let me begin my ‘Lessons in Humility’ story with the(…)

Shine Strong Women’s Day High Tea

Shine Strong Women’s Day High Tea

Sponsored Post As you know from a recent post of mine , I’m all for celebrating what makes women so unique and fabulous. And as August is Women’s Month, CNA is doing that too. They’re one of the brands sponsoring the Shine Strong Women’s Day High Tea, which is an event hosted by Good Housekeeping aimed at(…)

ToodleDoo

ToodleDoo

As a self employed person I often forget about holidays. I pretty much don’t know it’s a public holiday until it’s a few days before and I’m trying to organise a meeting and no one wants to come. And the truth of owning your own business is that if you’re going to take some time(…)

Pressed Juice Co: Review and Win

Pressed Juice Co: Review and Win

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winners were Jadie Jones, Melissa Cook and Sarah Cronin – congrats! If you follow me on this blog (or any of my social media platforms) you will know that I like food. I am lucky to have a fairly healthy relationship with it, as far as these things go, and(…)

My Son Thinks He’s a Dog (Guest Post)

My Son Thinks He’s a Dog (Guest Post)

You heard from my business partner Catherine earlier this year, when she wrote about her non Gina Ford baby. Anyway, she’s been telling me hilarious stories about her son who thinks he’s a dog and I just had to share them with you! Over to Catherine… My son is a Labrador. At least, he thinks he is.(…)

We are Women Hear Us Roar

We are Women Hear Us Roar

There’s a lot wrong with Women’s Day and how it is “celebrated” in this country. But this is a not a post about that. For that you can read Helen Moffet’s piece or Rebecca Davis explaining Women’s Month to a Martian. No I’m leaving it to those clever people because they express it more eloquently and(…)