Category: Family

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You Might Be Croatian If…

*The other day as I was doing some blog housekeeping I came across what was, at the time it was published, one of my most popular posts, Growing Up Croatian. And as I skimmed through it, it occurred to me that it was only partially complete. There was so much I left out, forgot about, ...

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The Silly Season

So Christmas Day is now only eleven days away. I have to admit that I am suffering from a serious case of Grinch-itis, and am struggling to whip up a whole lot of enthusiasm. It’s not the pressure that is getting to me, rather I think I am suffering from some post-Paris silly-season dysfunctional-family blues. ...

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Our Table

With a whole other blog dedicated to food and cooking, it’s a no-brainer that I love to cook. But even more than that, what I really love is to feed people. Taking note of the calender and seeing that the 25th of December isn’t too far off, my mind has already turned to puddings, tarts, ...

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Brave New World

This post has been tumbling around my head for weeks. There have been fragments of this, bits of that, and I’m not quite sure where it will all go, or what direction it will take. It’s all about the fact that I have two adult sons, and wrapping my head around that. At not yet ...

Happy Birthday My Little Chicken Wing

Today marks another milestone in our house, with my second child hitting the big 1-8. Legal, an adult, and all that comes with it. Exciting stuff. Today is also a day for my husband and I to sit back and reflect on an incredible journey. From the day we found out we were expecting him, barely ...

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Sixteen Candles…

Still on my nostalgia kick, and just about to hit the peak of our family birthday season, I naturally got to thinking about birthdays. There are birthdays and there are birthdays. As a child each and every single one is of earth shattering importance, and as an adult most of us tend to make a ...

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A Box Full Of Memories

There’s an old shoe box that has been parked under my bed in every bedroom I have called mine in the last twenty years. It sits there being ignored and gathering dust, forgotten for most of the time. But every now and then, usually when furniture is being re-arranged, I notice it again, and I ...

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It’s A Long Way Back To Bed…

This post will no doubt be able to write itself, since I have had one of those weeks. It all started last weekend when, amid much excitement, we were eagerly anticipating seeing The Beasts Of Bourbon two nights in a row, with two different lineups and different set-lists. No FFS Until Friday morning when I ...

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Let’s Get Loud

Hi everyone! I feel like I’ve been away for ages, though it was actually only a week. We enjoyed our Easter break (including the worst Easter egg hunt ever, more on that later), and got some amazing live music in too (more on that soon). The week has flown by, and here we are, somehow, ...

Dear Zara,

So far on this blog, I’ve written a letter to my firstborn, a Valentines post dedicated to my Husband, a post about the quirky personality that is Mister Seventeen, and I write about Mister Four all the time. And while I did write about the drama surrounding her last birthday almost a year ago, I ...