• Taking Stock,  Things to do

    Taking Stock – November 2016!

    Have you ever wanted to take stock of your life in a simple manner….I was recently introduced to this idea, so here goes!  🙂 Here’s my list… Making :  A list of ingredients to go buy for some Christmas baking. Cooking : Spaghetti Bol with home made pasta. Drinking : Soda water and lemon. Reading:   Happier with Gretchen Rubin (again), The Subtle art of giving a (swearword), Magnolia Wanting:   A Family Caravan Looking:   forward to watching Christmas movies and putting up the Christmas tree with our family. Playing:   Super Mario and Sonic the hedgehog with the kids. Deciding:  How to best help our youngest learn sight…

  • home,  homelife

    Our home is our castle!

     “A man’s home is his castle” Darryl Kerrigan says in the 1997 Australian film, ‘The Castle’, and I must admit I wholeheartedly agree. No matter what home improvement ideas we have, we all have this belief that home improvements are all about making our environment happier and nicer to live in. It’s all about the serenity, our safe place, our refuge, from the world in which we live in. Here we are screeching towards the end of January, and I must say that life in our household has been busy over the last couple of months. We have thoroughly enjoyed the summer/Christmas holidays, but I have also been getting my…

  • motivation,  Things I like

    Four words – 2014

    Here we are smack bang in the middle of the second week of the new year, and I must admit that I have been reading many blogs over the last couple of weeks. It’s been lovely to read the goals and desires of so many people who want to make positive changes in their lives for the coming year. I, on the other hand have decided that instead of making some grandeous goals for myself, I am going to change the way I think about goal setting just for a moment. I am a ‘goal setting’ believer, however, instead of listing ten things I want to change about myself this…

  • family friendly,  getting organised,  Parenting,  Things to do

    Is there an Elephant in your room?

    Many years ago I was given this picture in the form of a big beautifully framed print.  It lived in my lounge room until one day one of my children, not mentioning names Amy,  jumped on my couch,  lost her balance and somehow grabbed onto the frame.  The frame  came tumbling down onto the floor and while I was happy that Amy was not hurt in any way,  the glass smashed and somehow cut into the picture – it wasn’t fixable.   I made the decision to throw it out, and I hoped I would get to see this picture again some day. Today was the day! While I agree…

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