The one blog post the whole internet needs to read


It was about this time last year when I read a post that changed my life. And I think everyone should read it. It's called "Quit Pointing Your Avocado at Me", and I recommend it to everybody any chance I get. It's very easy to see things that aren't there in the words other people write, the things that they say, and the avocados they feed … [Read more...]

The crushing realisation

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Somewhere in the last few years of this blog, I got really, really boring. Like, eye-wateringly boring. I even just read over some recent posts and threw up a little in my mouth. When did I start giving a fuck about light? AND PLEASANT WEATHER? Is it because I had children? And stopped sleeping/being a functioning member of society? Have I … [Read more...]

Imperfect mothering

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A little while ago, Rachel from A Mother Far From Home emailed me and asked me some curly questions about my parenting. She was going to compile them so her readers could feel a little reassured that we're all just trying to do our best, and that nobody is perfect. I'm so imperfect I couldn't even get my reply email back to her on time! I … [Read more...]

Life at Mine


It's been chilly, but a lot of fun. Husband has been on school holidays, and there have been plenty of people in PJs until well into the afternoon. Especially when someone wants yogurt at 4.19am. Ack. The light is incredible. It's so funny that this is so much earlier than I'm used to. But pretty all the same. My supermarket sells … [Read more...]

Roasted pumpkin and fennel lasagna


  Now, far be it for me to dictate how to live your life, but please don't make this lasagna with butternut pumpkin. I'm going to go so far as to say don't make anything with butternut pumpkin ever, because it's a bit... lacking in flavour, to be polite. Ok, fuck politeness, eating butternut pumpkin is like eating a picture of butternut … [Read more...]

Secret Junk Food Business

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A little while ago, Mrs Woog posted on her Facebook page that she loved a sneaky Continental packet pasta for lunch on the odd occasion. She took it a step further and asked what her readers loved that was a bit shameful - and shared them in this post. I'm the first to admit I love secret shame food. I ate the shit out of those pastas growing … [Read more...]

Kids Live Here


Tiny tyrants have taken over the house. It's kinda fun. But I'm not gonna lie, I can't wait until they can pick up their own tipped-out pencils twelve times a day. What's it like at yours? What are you sick to death of doing for the eight-millionth time?   … [Read more...]

So This is Winter


Y'all, I've made it through my first month of winter! I feel a little bit like Garth does here - awkward, proud, bad-haired. I can't really blame the hair on winter, but I can blame my disgraceful penchant for layering like a hobo, and I will. In my mind, there would be icy winds. My hands would freeze within seconds of leaving the confines of … [Read more...]