When job hunting after an absence gives your self-worth a bit of a battering...
If someone had looked me in the eye more than five years ago and said, "You will go through a difficult time after the birth of your first child and feel a sense of loss of self and your identity" - or words to that effect - I would have scoffed at them. I would … Continue reading Four
Purple was my mother-in-law's favourite colour. Whenever I see the colour purple, I think of her and immediately my memories draw upon our time with her when she was alive and still relatively well. My mind can cast itself back to the time when she was hospitalised on a few occasions, but was still mobile, … Continue reading Satellite
It was somewhere around late afternoon to early evening on Wednesday, 8th March 2017, that my mother-in-law found the eternal peace she had been seeking for some time. When queried, the doctor who had looked after her in life - and who would now be responsible for writing up his final report and paperwork in … Continue reading Eulogy
Somewhere along the way, our little toddler has been morphing into a boy. It has been wonderful to watch; at the same time, I am finding myself missing his babyish ways. In fact, I think that is why, to a certain extent, I have been away from writing this blog. Life has taken over the … Continue reading Toddler, Interrupted
Having a secret chocolate/sweet stash doesn't conjure up the same emotions for me like it used to, especially now an offspring has entered the equation. Hubby has dared to query aloud the choice of quality ingredients - dark chocolate, dark chocolate with coconut, dark chocolate with almonds, dark chocolate Tim Tams (courtesy of my mother … Continue reading The Secret Stash (aka The Sugar Wars)
On the way to my doctor's appointment this morning, I drove past a block of land for sale. Only about two or three streets away from our humble abode, it has been on sale for the last few months. Looking at it now it is overridden with weeds about a metre high, the 'For Sale' signage … Continue reading The Hoarder Within…