almost five

almost five

In 6 days it will be five years since my Lila made her entrance into this world. To say it’s been a journey, not just for her but for Curt and I would be an understatement. She has brought out the best in me and at times the worst in me. There’s nothing...
hello thirty: dreams for my next decade

hello thirty: dreams for my next decade

So here it is. Today I wave goodbye to my twenties and start on a new decade. The feeling of dread I’d always anticipated I would be experiencing at leaving behind the last vestiges of ‘youth’ haven’t actually arrived. Honestly, it feels good...
the outdoor life

the outdoor life

As Winter here in Australia is in its final fling, naturally thoughts- well mine, anyway- are turning to the promise of Spring and the new life and fresh beginnings that it brings, warmer and longer days, more time spent enjoying the outdoors and hopefully less of the...
days gone by

days gone by

I sometimes wonder if anyone else has an overwhelming sense of nostalgia for the ways of life that were lived a few decades ago. Maybe it’s ingrained in me after a childhood of weekends spend with my parents wandering around every National Trust property in a...
goodbye and hello

goodbye and hello

Another year ticked off, the last few months of which raced by in a blur of crippling morning sickness followed by the inevitably frantic calendar of events which make up the festive season. The past couple of weeks have finally allowed some time to breathe and think...
beauty, naturally

beauty, naturally

I first started taking more notice of the products I was using on my hair and skin when I was pregnant for the first time. Before that my basic purchasing criteria was along the lines of…Will it make me look significantly better? Does it smell lovely and...