• 2017,  Family,  Family,  values

    The Game of Life

    One of our family’s favourite board games is ‘The Game of Life’.  I personally prefer the original version of the game, but after many years of play, we needed to update and buy the new version.  Unfortunately, the new version’s board is a lot smaller, and they have changed the format of the game.   I suppose that happens when we try to modernise something that doesn’t need modernising.   The only reason we decided to upgrade to the newer version was that our game was literally falling apart.   Pieces were missing and the board was broken.  Our trusty original ‘Game of Life’ had been thoroughly enjoyed and used…

  • 2017,  Family

    Daring to Love

    Last Sunday morning at church, we dropped our two younger kids in at kids church and grabbed our seats.   The music was playing and as I looked around the room my eyes landed on the elderly couple in the seats in front of us to the right.   I found myself watching them.  I couldn’t help watch the way the gentleman held his arm around his wife, how he supported her while standing and worshipping God together. It was a gorgeous sight to behold.   I hope and pray we are like that down the track. The reward to working hard in our marriage was right there in front…

  • Blogging,  home,  motherhood in the naughties,  Things I like,  Things to do,  values

    Happiness, Habits and Hobbies

    Recently, I listened to one of my many favourite podcasts ‘Straight and Curly’ with kelly Exeter and Carly Jacobs, who were talking about how important it is to have hobbies.   At the time I was quick to react with some quick ‘I don’t have time for any hobbies!’ type of remark. And then I had a moment of feeling blue, until it suddenly occurred to me that I do in fact have hobbies! I enjoy writing on my blog and taking photos.  I also love to read, listen to podcasts and watch movies.   I like to go walking on the beach, making sandcastles with the kids, garage sales and…

  • values,  who am I

    Love, Grace and Gratitude – Finding True Happiness

    Over the last couple of weeks we were introduced to the ‘New’ Renee Zellweger.  The articles and media conversations surrounding Renee’s ‘new’ look were quite thought provoking, and somewhat attacking.  Some reporters commented that ‘we’, the general public, put a lot of pressure on celebrities to keep their youthful appearance, and because of our expectations – they feel obligated to do everything in their power to remain youthful – including surgery.  Other reports lay the blame squarely on the shoulders of producers and directors in the entertainment industry.   Since Renee launched her new look  – Actress Julia Roberts commented that she has no plans to freshen up her look with cosmetic surgery,  she realises that…

  • Health,  motivation

    The Weight loss Journey

    At the start of the year I made a commitment to myself.  I was going to pull myself together and start exercising on a regular basis, and eating better. If you know me, I am the type of person who is more interested in catching up with a friend over coffee.  I don’t drink coffee, but I love to sit and chat to my friends while they drink their coffees. I am happy to catch up with friends with either a hot chocolate or a glass of water.  My group of friends are all changing our behaviour.  We are still catching up for a coffee, but we are getting up…

  • Uncategorized,  Women in Business

    I am becoming a real ‘techy mum’

    Isn’t it amazing that we really can do anything we put our minds too!  Obviously we are all different, and what I want for my life will probably be very different to what you want for your life, but at the end of the day, when the rubber meets the road, we all have dreams and desires that we would like to conquer while we are here on earth.   For some of us this dream or goal, may be small – like clean out the pantry, but then there are other dreams or goals like going back to study and either finishing a degree or starting one. We all…

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