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  • Settlement Day

    Today, April 10 2024, is settlement day. It’s significant because from this day on our family home is no longer ours (all going well). Please bare with me. I’m a very sentimental thing and…

    April 10, 2024
  • Aeroplane

    Ciao mo tenei wa / Ciao for now!

    When this post publishes, it will only be a few days to go until we leave for New Zealand. I do hope I’m feeling more organised by then and I’m ready to go! There’s…

    May 10, 2023
  • Mental Health and Self Care

    Mental Health and Self Care

    When it came to preparing a post for this week, all I could think was “I don’t have time” and “I’m stretched too thin” and “I need to look after my mental health and…

    August 23, 2021
  • A shared birthday

    Today is a special day so it didn’t feel right to blog about anything else.  It’s the 3rd of May and it’s my Mum’s 80th birthday and my daughter’s 26th birthday.  Yes, they share…

    May 3, 2021
  • 15 Minutes of Fame

    My 15 minutes of fame

    I’m a pretty ordinary person. I’m a middle-aged Mum, quiet, introverted, I’m no entrepreneur, and I don’t excel at any one particular thing. I’m not a model, an author, a journalist, or a celebrity…

    January 21, 2021
  • Southern Downs and Granite Belt: Warwick

    Photo By Kgbo – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 Well, I finally got a lovely little ‘winter’ getaway and it was so very much needed.  On Tuesday 14 July we left home headed to…

    July 30, 2020
  • slide, slide night,

    I REMEMBER WHEN We used to have slide nights

    It’s been a while since my last ‘I REMEMBER WHEN’ post.  It was in fact earlier this year on 19 April and I was remembering when I could always find a Ladybird in the…

    November 12, 2018
  • Dad, Father, Daughter, Toddler, Child,

    My Dad Kevin

    I recently lost my Dad.  A world without the physical presence of my Dad in it is a world that has been changed for me forever.  It will never be the same.  The love…

    December 21, 2017
  • The Cycle of Life

    There’s been a lot of family events around these parts of late. Some happy moments. Some sad moments. All moments deeply affecting me.  This post might seem a little maudlin but not really –…

    November 10, 2015
  • The Story Behind My Nickname

    In December 2013, on my previous and first blog, I participated in a blogging challenge run by the fabulous Kerri Sackville.  It was a weekly series of #MyFirst themed challenges.  On this occasion, the…

    August 4, 2015
  • corrigated iron

    Juggling hats & the old converted bakery!

    Oh my gosh – life has plans for me this week!  Plans other than time to sit and write for the blog or to edit my photos!   I usually aim for three posts a…

    July 21, 2015
  • watch, marquesite, marquesite watch, heirloom

    Treasured Items

    I must confess that I have never met my namesake and that makes me sad.  I was named after my Aunt, my mother’s sister.  Her name was Marguerite May.  I was named Marguerite Louise. …

    July 13, 2015