Bittersweet Birthday in Brisbane. Baby James is One Today

After an appalling pregnancy and a crippling case of pre-natal depression that sent my heart and mind to places I never could have imagined, a miracle bursting with joy, laughter and Love arrived in our world very early on a crisp April morning over Easter weekend in 2014. We are a year on now, and … More Bittersweet Birthday in Brisbane. Baby James is One Today

Kids Losing (and winning) Their Marbles

So every autumn/winter is marble season at the local school.  A group of at least moderately geeky kids mobilise themselves to play, trade and battle it out to win rare and cool marbles to add to their collections.  I whole-heartedly encourage the children to play marbles.  They are timeless, inexpensive, and unpretentious.  Trading them and … More Kids Losing (and winning) Their Marbles

I Have Absolutely No Idea What I’m Doing… And am Totally Cool With That.

Four is a lot of kids. And when you introduce the level of change that a new baby will bring to a household, the flaws in everyone’s personalities are given a chance to put their best foot forward. Darling daughter is extra needy and bossy and being extra miserable to her three year old brother. … More I Have Absolutely No Idea What I’m Doing… And am Totally Cool With That.

Some More Insight into Hobbit Existence: Snogging, Sandwiches, Songs, Snuggles, and Sincerity

After nearly ten years of marriage, Grumpy and I still snog passionately several times a day.  This only occurs under “normal” circumstances, like so long as we’re not fighting or I’m not going through some sort of deep dark Dee-pressive episode, you understand. Last night after being released from a particularly passionate embrace, our daughter … More Some More Insight into Hobbit Existence: Snogging, Sandwiches, Songs, Snuggles, and Sincerity