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Counting down to a #zerofucks Christmas

It only feels like a few weeks ago that we got back from Croatia, and I am finding it almost impossible to grasp that not only is it Christmas in less than two weeks time but the long awaited New York trip is also done and dusted. We arrived home in the midst of a ...

NYC dreaming

So in exactly three weeks time my daughter and I will be sitting on a jet plane bound for the big apple, as part of her 18th birthday celebration. We're planning to do all the regular tourist stuff, and, both being OCD types, will no doubt have a well researched and planned itinerary for when ...

When birthdays meet hormones…

Chalk it up to my long time hatred of odd numbers or just some plain old hormoaning, but I was not looking forward to turning forty-three last week. So much was I NOT feeling it that I cancelled the group dinner booking for the Friday night of my birthday and made sure to have no ...

Why can’t water taste like champagne?

It's weird how I always feel like I've actually achieved something when I don't have time to blog for a couple of weeks. What happened is that about two weeks ago my daughter hurt her knee at work and finally got the crutches the little weirdo always wanted. She soon discovered that they're in fact ...

Cake, coleslaw, and polka dots.

Guys I'm quietly freaking out that it's almost September. Child number four celebrated his first Holy Communion on the weekend. One last chance for me to do the massive at home Communion party where I spend two days preparing, cleaning, shopping, and cooking for all the people I've invited and have no idea where I'm ...

Let’s all go to Oz

The world seems like a crazy place lately. Barcelona. Charlottesville. Trump and nazi's marching in the streets and innocent people being killed for no reason. I avoid talking about politics, not just here on the blog but even in real life conversations. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but it can be tricky when ...

Old enough not to give a fuck.

First off: I do not think I'm old. What I am, apart from being forty-two years old, is tired. Tired of all the shit. I started reading an amazing book on the plane trip home last week, called The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson. {Click on title for Goodreads link.} It ...

Brain dump: all the randomness that’s fit to print.

Not ready to go home and face all the responsibilities waiting for me there. I can't even start thinking about the Mt Fuji of stuff that needs my attention the minute I get back. No more food. Seriously, I can not face any more food. How much have alcohol have I enjoyed while on holidays? ...

Beyonce: the ultimate bogan.

First of all, I dare say I'm probably late to the party with my two cents on this topic, but let's blame it on the holiday-mode-almost-news-free bubble and leave it at that. Beyonce. That photo. Not this one, which was bad enough. How could we forget the big pregnant-with-twins reveal photo? Yes I was mighty ...

On taking back what’s always been mine.

It's strange sometimes to imagine that, despite being born half a world away, my love for the country of my ancestors runs so deep and strong. It's not a blind head-in-the-sand kind of love, unfortunately Croatia has all the same economical problems facing other European countries, and don't even get me started on the corrupt ...

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