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.

Holidays, Hospitals, Happiness and Hobbitses – Part One

Easter weekend saw the met service (that is the Meteorological service – in NZ we call it the met service, and it is our go-to source for all things weather related) spreading gloom throughout our island paradise by telling us all that it was going to be a grey and rainy long weekend. This prospect … More Holidays, Hospitals, Happiness and Hobbitses – Part One

Attempting to Unravel the Truth about Beauty: Part One

Sometime ago I posted an article written by a self-professed “exceedingly attractive” woman who was having a good moan about women who were punching well above their weight and married or dating attractive, successful men.  Snopes said this was a possibly a hoax, but it highlighted some really cool and confronting stuff I want to talk … More Attempting to Unravel the Truth about Beauty: Part One

Fish and Chips, Funny Quips, Memory Lane Trips, and… What Kind of Pics?

One of the coolest things to come of our impending celebration renewal of vows (currently a week away) is the reminiscing. My flatmate from a semester I studied at the University of Calgary has taken a very rare break from her work to come down and join us for the party.  After being stopped by … More Fish and Chips, Funny Quips, Memory Lane Trips, and… What Kind of Pics?

Ten Years Down the Road – Part ONE – The Hobbits Meet and Marry

So I had a number of options for this.  A teeth-itching and overly sweet homage to the many things I Love about Grumpy.  Erm.  Nah. Then I thought I could do a nice cheesy “Secrets to a successful marriage” thing for you all to read.  Upon reflection, I realized that our marriage is not always … More Ten Years Down the Road – Part ONE – The Hobbits Meet and Marry