The End Of The Road

Not everyone knows this, but I started blogging way back in 2008, as a way to keep myself occupied while I was working night shift at an Arts Centre. I’m pretty sure that makes me a grandma in blogging terms! I made friends that year that are still my friends today – I attended the … Continue reading

16 Random Things

Time for another brain dump of all my micro-blogging ideas! I swear I’m learning Spanish by absorption at the moment – we have language tutors in this term and I supervise two Spanish lessons a week. I don’t actually participate in the lessons but the songs that the tutor uses are so damn catchy that … Continue reading

Isn’t it Iconic…

In a class discussion on irony, I brought up the Alanis Morrisette song “Ironic” with my students and none of them had any idea what (or who) I was talking about. As well as making me feel incredibly old – as they manage to do on occasion – it also interests me that what is … Continue reading

Checking In…

One of the things that has been hardest about being solo is – I’m trying to think of a better way of phrasing it but can’t- no one has to care. When your whole family is you and a two year old, you tend to be the one that cares about the family and yourself; … Continue reading

Checking Out

To be honest, I don’t remember having a lot of “deep and meaningfuls” with my dad as a kid – he was the splinter getter-outerer, the teddy doctor, the constellation-explainer. The big life conversations? They were more mum’s department. I guess that now she’s gone, he’s taken on more of that role and a couple … Continue reading


For those readers that aren’t Australian or Kiwi, today is ANZAC Day – a public holiday here in New Zealand. ANZAC stands for Australian & New Zealand Army Corps and it is a day when we remember those who have served in the defence forces to protect our countries and the special link that Australia … Continue reading

No such thing as too busy…

I had a big long conversation with one of my friends the other day, at a time we both had clear in our schedules. Anything more than just a casual text or snapchat during the day (which we do a lot of, I’m not going to lie – it’s a great way to keep in touch … Continue reading

80% Happy

When out with a friend, she messaged her sitter to check how her kids were. I joked that I was a terrible mum in that when I’m not on duty, I just trust my sitters to look after my son well and contact me if there are any issues. In a swing of the conversation … Continue reading

16 Random Things, Part 2

Back in January I posted a 16 Random Things list; the juicy little tidbits that aren’t “entire-post-worthy” on their own. There’s no particular regularity to this list – just when I get to a point where I have 16 random thoughts I’d like to share. 1) It’s pretty standard that when you choose to only … Continue reading