Tag: blogging

So long, farewell 2014*

*Otherwise titled, “Thank fuck this year is finally over.” Can I begin by saying that never ever before have I been so happy to see the back of a whole year? To say goodbye, so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu. But then the Pollyanna in my head notes that through the darkest and most worrying ...

This Is 40.

So I may have mentioned once or twice that I’m turning the big 4-0 this year. {Soon, actually}. And while it all seemed like ages away, time, as it’s wont to do, has once again sped past me. Being one of the youngest of our circle of friends and cousins has meant that I have ...

Live review: The Dandy Warhols

Back in about March or April of this year my oldest son requested that I buy tickets to see The Dandy Warhols when they hit Australia in August. I knew he was into them because: a. when he’s into something we all know about it, and b. when he’s into something we all know about ...

It’s got to be…purrfect.

“Mum can we get a pet?” “No.” “Why not?” I’m guessing I’m not the only parent to have been faced with those words. And in fact about ten years ago hubby and I looked at each other and thought, why not indeed? And in short time we became the owners of a beautiful beagle pup, ...

Winter secrets bring a winter sparkle to Sydney.

  You know when you are so excited for something that you almost dread it happening for fear of it not living up to your high expectations? That was what was going through my mind last week as I prepared to see the amazingly talented Clare Bowditch for the first time. I first saw Clare ...

July Photo A Day Wrap Up

It’s been a while since I last joined in on a Fat Mum Slim photo a day, and with the help of some really cool photo apps that I have only just discovered I really had fun. If you’ve seen my Instagram feed lately you would have noticed that I’m getting a bit obsessed with ...

Wtf? August already?

August. I don’t get how that’s possible. Didn’t the school year just start about five minutes ago? Is it just me or can anyone else feel Christmas creeping up? LOVING: soccer is over for the year. No more early bone-chillingly cold morning starts. You know the kind, when the wind chill drops the temperature by ...

Taco Tuesday, The Hunger Games, and no vodka: it’s a random wrap up…

LOVING: Winter. Even with hands so dry they crack and bleed. Weird but true. That sun just keeps shining and shining. Being a classroom helper. It’s been a long while since I last did this. Also love my sons school. Any school that has a student stand up at assembly to announce the birth of ...

Cheers! It’s Friday!

It’s the weekend! School holidays start today! Yay! {Sarcasm levels detected to be very low}. While talking to another parent at school today we both agreed that there have been an insane amount of birthday parties so far this year. There’s no doubt that my five-and-a-half year old is far more popular than anyone else ...

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, ...