A blog post decided by Twitter

Sometimes it’s good to remember that blogging is supposed to be fun. When you get caught up in the schedule of it all, it can seem a relentless chore. Particularly …

Old friends: nurture and nature

This morning, the boys and I popped out to the beach to visit some old friends of mine. Old friends. I’ve known them 20 years, which is around the half-my-life …

The best of all possible worlds

The Builder and I are a little bit Big Smoke-sick at the moment. We’ve been in Fibrotown three years, and while we love it here, we have a keener sense …

Do you have a signature style?

A friend of mine confessed via Facebook today that she’d had a perm. A perm. Seriously? First, I laughed and put a sarky comment on her status update. Then I …

What’s your best-kept secret?

Mr4 has had another big week. He can now click his fingers and whistle. Even at the same time. It is at once incredibly endearing and unbelievably annoying. He is …

The cycle of fete

Today was School Fete Day. (Thank you for your kind wishes. I’m fine.) I was tempted to simply run this post again – my stellar effort from last year’s stellar …

A stationery conversation

Oh, hello. It’s you. I’m so sorry, I can’t talk to you right now. I’m very busy. Very, very busy. Doing what, you ask? Er, research. Yes, that’s it, research. …

Signs of a misspent youth

The Rugby World Cup is over (congratulations Kiwis!) but its legacy remains. Specifically, it serves, every four years, to remind me of my misspent youth. I sat last weekend with …

My world-famous, award-winning blog post

Have you noticed that there’s no such thing as an ordinary, run-of-the-mill, average-beyond-imagination pie anymore? Or even a Quite Nice one? Every pie shop or bakery you drive past features …