I purchased a second-hand car this week. It’s very exciting and it's my birthday present to myself. I’ve been driving a tiny city run-around for ages, but it’s just too small for life with children, so I've bought myself a station wagon – a Mazda 6 in fact. It wasn’t as easy as it sounds; it was … Continue reading Have you heard the one about the blonde who goes to buy a used car…?
The weather in Wellington was beautiful today; a promise of the Summer to come.It was also Father’s Day. My little girls spent Father’s Day learning how to ride their new bikes with their mum.A bicycle shop is closing down and flogging everything for half price so I, like the rest of the Kapiti Coast, swooped … Continue reading A Ride Through Dad’s Day
Do you have to be moving a pen across a page or tapping fingertips on a keyboard to be ‘writing’? Yesterday, I wrote the first 500 words I’ve managed in the last two weeks, barring blog and journal, and all of them were a load of rubbish. Just now, I deleted the lot. But I … Continue reading Writing, Dying and Opening Doors…
I’ve been thinking about all that my daughters are teaching me. It’s the big ‘life’ stuff: Love. Laughter. Fun. This morning, I taught my two little girls to dunk their croissants into small bowls of hot chocolate, because nobody breakfasts like the French. I’m also teaching them to read and write and count. All that’s important, but … Continue reading Love. Laughter. Fun.
I’ve sent the email; the one that makes me feel like Hamlet. It’s just three lines long, but has been the cause of a week’s worth of sleepless nights. Last night however, after I blogged about how I was feeling, I slept beautifully. That particular rant had obviously done me the world of good. My … Continue reading Just being normal…
Something for Valentines day ... I wrote this poem as I was looking through my wedding album many years ago. This evening, I am sad as I look at the photos and read over my poem. I'm not sad that the marriage didn't last; I married the wrong man. What's sad is that I walked … Continue reading Snapshots of a Wedding
We’ve had this theory for a while now, my friend Jo and I. It’s come up in discussion sporadically over the last few years, and again today after the Dominion Post delivered yet another article about a supposed ‘man drought’ in New Zealand, particularly where I live on the Kapiti Coast. First of all I’d like to … Continue reading Polygamy is a Splendid Idea!