If You Have That Luxury

Yesterday I took Raf to a playground where he met a lovely little boy and they played together nicely. Typical toddler stuff – took a bit of encouragement and getting used to each other (without forcing) before they warmed up, but they were quite happy to play hide and seek within a few minutes. I…

The Saturday Night Life

So, I’ve just had one of those moments where I started writing a text to someone then realised half way through that the glorious combination of a 17 month old starting the party at 2am this morning and my second (and very large) glass of wine (after swearing off wine on weekdays and so it…

Drama, Drama, Drama!

Lately I’ve been feeling like everywhere I go there is drama – not just in people but in work, in traffic, in life! – and I just can’t escape it. I can’t quite figure out if it’s a constant thing and I’m just noticing it, or if it is something that has just all of…

Obedience

I just found this gem of a blog that I wrote when I was single, 24, living in a fairly remote town and praying daily for two things: a full time art teaching position back home and a husband.    Deuteronomy 7v9: “Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the…

Just putting this out there…

DISCLAIMER: This blog post is not meant to start a debate or, even more so, offend anyone. It is not meant as a “for” or “against” statement, nor is it meant to imply intolerance or hatred toward anybody. This is merely to highlight the double standards that a lot of society seems to be offering…

A little bit of controversy for your lunchtime coffee.

Do you know what I’m really sick to death of? The phrase, “typical male”. As a woman, I get a little fed up with gender stereotypes that categorise me as something I am not, and I know there are people out there who feel the same. I’m not a feminist, and I’m all for gender…

Housesitting with a toddler

I’m currently housesitting for family and I would like to point out three things:  1) my sister has the BEST style. She just sees things and puts them together and they look amazing.  2) my Mum is an amazing and very clever artist. Check out the tiles on the bottom shelf.  3) I can’t have…

a little look at love

Someone told me last week that everyone should go to a wedding with their significant other at least once a year. There’s something about the sheer joy in the day, the pure hope in a lifetime of happiness and the promise of never ending love that reignites a passion between couples. It gets them all…