‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ is one of my all time favourite movies.   I love the imagery of Italy. The houses built into the hillside, the cobble stone roads, the beautiful old architecture, the vineyards, and the beautiful landscape of Italy.  The story line is good too.  ‘Under the Tuscan Sun”, is about a woman called  Frances Mayes, who...

Do you ever feel as though you wear too many hats? I’m not talking about real hats at the moment, I’m talking about those metaphoric ones the majority of us mums – women can relate too.   A mother’s role is incredibly complex, yet incredibly rewarding. I often wonder how strange it is that something can be both really wonderful AND...

The holidays are now a distant memory. Sadly! We’re heading towards the end of week 2 of term 3, and I can hardly believe that we are now in term 3, this year is flying by far too quickly. We had created a list of things we wanted to do over the holidays but sickness took us down. Instead, we spent the majority of the holidays at home. We did fit in a couple...

It seems that I am my own worst enemy! I recently had an ‘Oprah Ah ha’  light bulb moment thanks to Gretchen Rubin.  I have been reading Gretchen Rubin’s new book ‘Better than Before’, and I have just realised my problem – I am an ‘obliger’. An ‘obliger’ is somebody who puts other peoples needs before their own and mums...

This morning dark clouds covered our skyline.  It looked like quite the miserable rainy day.   Normally the idea of a wet day makes me feel a little glum and out of sorts.  I dislike going out in the rain because our funny four year old little boy Jaden, loves to play outside, and its impossible for him to stay dry.  Rain means puddles, puddles mean splashing,...

Last weekend we ‘Glamped’ at the Broadwater Tourist Park on the Gold Coast.  We were going to camp, but we had a number of cold nights here, and I chickened out of camping in a tent because I really didn’t feel that we were set up to camp in the cold.   I’m still keen to camp but now that I have experienced the cabin option, I’m in...

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