Baby Blanket Pattern

A delightful staff member at work is having her first child, so exciting. Now she is a talented woman – knit, crochet, make amazing cakes – you name it she can do it. So it is rather daunting to even think about making something myself to give to her. However she is such a generous person…

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Lazy post for the festive break

Well, lazy on my part that is; but not for you. While my fingers may not be a tapping words of wit, my eyes have been a reading so I am sharing a few links for your reading pleasure. First up a good read on why we need sleep and how it helps us to better…

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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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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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He is still in the picture!

Over a year ago when I was a brand new mum I was determined to ensure that the brand new dad was not forgotten about. However progress was slow, which I did confess to.  These days I do not seem to have enough time to do a blog post once a week, let alone indulge the…

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For once I’m going to pat my own back

I have been back at work, admittedly not full time, for three months now.  And I have managed to keep breastfeeding my daughter.  I express when I am at work and occasionally in the evening at home to make sure she has enough for the next day. Which isn’t to say there has been the…

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Missing in action

How do all you Mums and Moms keep up your blogs?  I have returned to work three days a week, and have been back for the last two months, while Dad is currently home full time.  But since going back to work time seems to have vanished in some science fiction fashion.  The four days…

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A tale of two poppies

The first a tale of a hot poppy.  A waxing lyrical of a baguette of pulled pork with hoi-sin  spring onion & cucumber to be precise.  I love food, I think it is one of the true pleasures in life.  And Melbourne is a bit of a foodie heaven; great restaurants, great cafes, and great coffee.…

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The bad of breastfeeding

Before all the breastfeeding zealots ping me with hate mail I am a very happy breastfeeding mum. But everyone goes on about the wonder of it all.  Thought it was about time someone told it like it really is! Waking up and finding that your sheet is soaked through with breast milk and you are…

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My current definition of not again…

Trying to put trousers on a nine-month old. One leg on, almost got the other leg on but little miss flexes her legs and off comes the first leg. And off we go again and again…

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