The Mum-ability Factor
Baby seal kissing mother seal

The Mum-ability Factor

My Mum As far back as I can remember, my mum has always been an amazing cook. This is one of her mum-ability factors. Cooking is something she loves and is her way of showing love for her family. Her knowledge and skill being passed down from her own mother. I remember when I was…

friends, hands all in

Friends, not just the TV show

Friends, not just the TV show, are something we all need. Whether to chat with, celebrate good times, commiserate with, cover your eyes with cucumbers (when we had time for this), or perhaps even have them lead you astray, everyone needs their friends.     Young friends In school I loved being part of a…

Tunnel showing light

The Bonds We Share

As the end of March nears, I face that big elephant in the room – loss – you suck! I simultaneously celebrate and remember my son Lucas, who ironically passed on his 18th birthday. The Bond book pictured, was a thoughtful gift from Lucas as we were both fans. However, the bond of laughter we…

The L in Love

The L in Love

The L in Love   Valentine’s day, the day dedicated to love, has shown me that the L in Love is not the only word associated with that day. Sure, there’s the thrill of going on a date, the excitement of a delivery of flowers or chocolates, or just time spent doing something special on…

Hectic holidays

Hectic Holidays

Hectic Holidays   There’s nothing like the Christmas holidays for a good, restful, getaway break.  Not sure about the break being restful, but it was good to getaway.  These hectic holidays I travelled with my family to a few places in Asia.   On our departing flight, a fully robed monk sat by himself in…

I loved school, whiteboard and markers


School   I loved school, the recesses and lunchtimes!   With the school year finishing for many of our kids, I’ve been thinking about what it was like during my own school days.   Early Years I never went to kindy or pre-primary because I was too clever.  This is what I thought, until I…