In the words of Alice and Cat from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll,

Cat: Where are you going?
Alice: Which way should I go?
Cat: That depends on where you are going.
Alice: I don’t know.
Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.

I have had the great joy to live and work in more than one place in the world.  I became a Mum on the ‘other’ side of 40! I have a long standing vague intention that on the day that my time in this world is up, my bank balance ticks over to zero. Not because I do not want to leave anything to the afore mentioned child, but because I want to live until that day – trying new things, living.

Before you think I do not plan ahead – I do – I simply simultaneously allow unimagined opportunities to filter in and let new paths emerge. That way opportunity can lie, occasionally it is a wrong turn! More often than not the magic of life happens.

History: I formerly blogged as North Melbourne Mum for six years.

25 replies to About
  1. Hi, just dropped by to thank you for liking my post. I am new to blogging and have been enjoying reading your blog. Knitting is also one of my pastimes and although I don’t mind the making up part I am currently working on a jumper for myself which has been a work in progress for 4 years now! Also am a fan of deramores. Sophie


  2. Thanks for the like! I enjoyed reading your post about working full time. I am just returning to work after 10 months maternity leave. It’s really hard and I have this continuous conflict of work versus motherhood.


    1. I’ve been back at work almost two years, though fortunately with a staggered return. Though the pull between work and mum is still there

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  3. Interestingly, I am also a lapsed lab-scientist. Moved to the dark side of science communication and management 8 years ago… Much easier on family life, it has to be said!
    And despite being on the other side of the planet, I have kiwi family near Masterton. Lovely to “meet” you! 🙂


  4. What an awesome story! I love your sense of humor and your decision to become a mom (best thing ever in my opinion)! 🙂 Your tagline is my favorite!


    1. Always good to touch base with a fellow kiwi! I’m mostly from Thames – a bit of tale there. Melbourne is pretty cool. Though have to say that Auckland has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the view of Rangitoto.


  5. Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m a first-blogger AND first-time mama! And in case I gave no clue about where I live, you’ve stumbled across a blog from hours and miles away, in Manila, Philippines!

    And Kia Ora to you! Lived in gorgeous Queenstown for a few months, 3 years ago!


    1. Queenstown is gorgeous. I visited there for the first time (and only so far) about three years ago. As a NZer, albeit no longer residing in the country, I was blown away by how stunning it was!


    1. Your are more than welcome. Isn’t it great how blogs are another way to make the world a global village.


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