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What Absence Does

April 11, 2018 | 3 Comments

My husband is in India, riding rickshaws around the South of the country. Tonight he sent me a video of him and his mates at a rooftop bar overlooking a new city they were visiting, as the sun set and the cool music played. I, on the other hand, sent him pictures of how clean our carpets looked after we had them steam cleaned today.

This is how life is though, isn’t it, especially if you have young children – you can’t both always take the trip of a lifetime, so you have to tag team. Being the lone adult in the household is something many people do on a daily basis, but I am out of practise and it’s made me realise that I’ve got a bit lazy around doing certain things. Continue Reading…


One of Those Interview Thingies

April 6, 2018 | 4 Comments

I was wanting to blog but could not bring together a coherent theme, so thought I’d “cheat” and answer some of those typical blog interviews (as if you don’t know ALL about me already, but anyway, here goes):

Are you named after anyone?

My middle name is Rae, after my maternal grandmother. I asked my parents where they got the idea for my first name from, but they were suitably vague and kept saying that they thought I was going to be a boy and then my name would have been Bruce. So ja.  Continue Reading…


Mom Brain

March 4, 2018 | 11 Comments

I’m hesitant to generalise here, but I couldn’t think of a more catchy headline, so just bear with me. Because lately I’ve been starting to worry a bit about my memory. Not for the big important things, but more for the everyday smaller things. It’s not forgetting general life stuff, like R10 for civvies day, or must buy milk on the way home (although that happens too, obvs), it’s specifically related to people, experiences and conversations. Continue Reading…