About

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

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  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.

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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! 🙂

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  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!

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    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.

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  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!

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    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!

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