Nothing like candlelight

If you happened to have read my previous post you will know that I am trying to find some needed balance in my life, a state of being I hope to reach sooner rather later (or heaven forbid too late!). In the midst of one of those days I came home to the delivery of…

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Rant of a working mum

I am totally missing in action and it annoys the hell out of me!  Now according to The Free Dictionary the definition of rant is, “To express at length a complaint or negative opinion“. So here I go. I am soooooooo busy.  Work seems to be coming out of my ears.  I cannot recall the last time…

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Beer cracking time

I cracked a beer at 12 noon today.  Did I mention I was in charge of my 2&1/2 year old?  Rest assured I did not give her one!  But as for me, it is Melbourne, I am on my last week of holiday, and the mercury is at 36.1 ºC.  I feel like a reckless Uni student, having…

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Indulgence defined by “A Place of Her Own”

An indulgence.  In that time known as pre-children I never thought twice of a morning in bed, not getting up, and indulging in a novel. This sometimes including an excursion to the kitchen for toast and coffee.  At other times it was a lazy afternoon or even a late night in bed, reading well past the…

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The joy of a day off work

It is tough being a full time working mum some days, I know I am missing out on moments that will never occur again.  On the up side I had the luxury of generous maternity leave and return to work provisions – thanks to the sector I work in.  The father and I were in…

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How do you start your morning?

I would be the first to admit that I am not an early morning person, in the sense that I am not someone that jumps out of bed at 6 am ready to tackle the world with a spring in my step and a glint in my eye.  In fact I was quite worried (ok…

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I have to inspire twice this month

I had every good intention to squeak in my on-going changing inspiration for each month, in August.  But alas time altogether got away from me. The joy of being a full-time working mum to a toddler when it is crazy busy at work.  However I am going to do my utmost to hit the mark…

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If your dream home does not exist, create it

My now, back on track, inspiration for the month is “If your dream home does not exist, create it” This can be taken large or small.  Home to me means more than just a house, it means how you live your life at home.  I have mentioned earlier this year, in a post or three (!),…

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Do all good things end?

I returned to work last March, in a part time capacity, with a planned staging back to full time.  I had the luxury, given the seniority of my role, of starting at 3 days per week for 3 months, followed by 3&1/2 days for 4 months, and then was able to extend the 4 days…

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And I missed May too!

Slippage, just like April!  So a blog goal of two for June.  Here is the first. “You are confined only by the walls you build yourself” I love this.  How often do we hold ourselves back from doing what we really want to? Often thinking that all is out of our control.  Or we can’t…

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