Tag Archive for ‘Parenting’

Ponder On: MOTHERHOOD

For Mother’s Day this year my present was THREE DAYS OFF! IN THE BIG-SMOKE! Sorry for shouting but how there’s a city girl buried somewhere in this ol’ country wife and I was EXCITED!! You can tell by all the exclamation marks!  At last, my annual leave time, me time, mental health and breathe time. Last Friday morning, as  my four year old told me sternly not to go hunting […]

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Happy Happy Day

This afternoon when I met my children at the bus stop, my daughter said, “I loved today Mum”. “That’s great,” I said, “Why was today so good?” “Because I grew a pumpkin and I picked it and here it is and it’s for you.” And with that she presented me with a sort of heirloom looking vegetable of a dark green hue. I’m pretty sure it’s a squash of some […]

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PLATINUM DAYS, WITH DIAMONDS

Tonight my children asked me to tell them a story instead of reading one. So I just started off without thinking, just  to see where the story went and where we might all end up. “Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Meg who lived on a beautiful farm by the river with her Mum and her Dad and her sister.” “Is that you-Meg Mum?” Asked someone. “Yes. […]

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THE HOLLERDAYS ARE OVER

There’s surely a lot of intelligent things to say about the love-hate relationship parents (ok, I) have with school holidays (re-named hollerdays on account of me having to be being a bit shouty at times – I know they say shouting is a no-no but seriously they’d never hear me above their racket if I didn’t shout). Anyway I’m not going to get all psychological about it, instead I’m going […]

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CATCHING UP WITH THE NEW YEAR

Dear 2014, Hello and welcome! I know I’m a bit late with my salutations – heck, you’ve almost been around for a whole month and I’ve ignored the crap out of you. Sorry about that. Here are my excuses: 1) Over Christmas/New Year I was very pissed and hungover busy and tired and lost a few million brain cells fell behind on your goings on and my brain progress. I […]

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DEAR FATHER CHRISTMAS

Dear Father Christmas, So it’s been a long time since I asked you for anything. I think the last time would have been along the lines of a twirly curl Barbie and a broken arm please. (I was desperate for a broken arm, plaster and a sling for years on account of all the attention it would buy me. I know.) So I figure since it’s been that long and […]

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DEAR ENGLISH

Dear English, I’ve been thinking about you quite a bit lately. It’s been a big year for you and me as I teach my older children the inner workings of you. And I’m pleased to report that I think the three of us are getting the better of you at last you stubborn old bugger, so there. I don’t mean to be all naa-na-ne-naa-na. I love you dearly, you know […]

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Pondering On: CHRISTMAS

So Christmas isn’t my very favourite time of the year. I guess that was evident when I posted this song about this time last year. I know, I’m just an old humbug with no spirit (except a bit a gin and tonic on Christmas Day). It’s not that I don’t like my extended family – they’re lovely – and I do enjoy the smell of Christmas lilies. I even have an […]

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The Dolly Varden Debacle

For about a year, my smallest has insisted on a ‘Barbie cake’ (AKA Dolly Varden). In fact she’s wanted one since last birthday when she got lame cupcakes and consulted the Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake book to apparently validate her sense of being ripped-off-in-the-birthday-cake-stakes. From the minute she saw that golden haired beauty in her pink and white marshallowed glory, she was in love. So despite my culinary incompetence there […]

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