Another place I call home…

 I posted on Instagram a while ago that it had struck me that when I move out of my family home, it will be the first time that one of us hasn’t been living here since my parents got engaged. As life progresses and we all go our separate ways, this will become the home for … Continue reading

Summer Top 10

It’s Autumn now and I’m pretty lucky to be looking back on a summer of amazing memories. I’m not going to pretend that it’s all been sweetness and light – let’s be real, part of the glory of life is that it can be awesome and awful and everything in between – but there have … Continue reading

2015 in Review

What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? Had my first kid-free vacation since CJ was born, worked as acting head-of-department for six weeks, separated from M-Daddy, attended a wedding solo… quite a few things, actually! Did you keep your New Years resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Rather than … Continue reading

Four years ago…

Papa M asked me to marry him. We’d talked about it. In fact we spoke about it so much that I told him to shut up unless he was going to ask me. We’d gone looking for rings just for future reference. With mum sick, I was anxious about whether she’d be around to even … Continue reading

In case you missed it…

We’ll be back next week with our regularly scheduled programming but in the mean time, we’d like to thank you all for the support that you showed our wee little blog over the last year, with our most page views yet. Just in case you’re a little bored with hanging out with the family, or … Continue reading

I miss my mum

Today is the second anniversary of my mother’s death, which I blogged about here and here. Since becoming a mother myself, there are days where it feels just as sad as the day it happened. When friends talk about their mum’s relationship with their children, I don’t have anything to contribute. I look at her … Continue reading

Trips to Tauranga

Alright, alright I promised you guys I wouldn’t go all nostalgic on you in the new year, but I just had to make this post. On the 2nd of January Papa M and I took a day trip to Tauranga and Mount Maunganui to enjoy some beach time and have some great food (more on … Continue reading

#WEVerb – Days 26 to 31

#WEverb is a series of creative prompts that are designed to get you to look back at the year that has passed and the year ahead. Anyone can participate and you don’t have to have a blog to do it! Check it out here – I’ll be doing the prompts weekly! 26: chronicle [LIVE] Did you have … Continue reading