Ask any woman of a certain age to list the top 5 loves of her life, and I can pretty much guarantee that wine will be one of them. And rightly so. A recent survey suggests that in moderation wine is good for you. Wine makes you relax. Wine makes you happy. Oh, Wine. You need to hear how much I love you…
Dear Wine, (more…)
Will it be different over there? It was for us but you have to make your own descsion about emigrating.
So You Want To Emigrate? 3 Tips To Consider before making that leap:
You probably spend all day, every day- dreaming about emigrating. You have asked yourself, several times over the past few months, “what it’s all about?” You question, why it is that you or your husband work all year for a measly couple of weeks off in the summer. You dream of a different life. An easier life. And you believe that if you emigrate you will find a happier way of life. Well, thats how it worked for us anyway. But, before you take our lead and heave your family to the other side of the world, consider the 3 tips further down the page. (more…)
I had my first child when I was 30. He started school when I was 34. You think you know it all at 30, but of course, this isn’t true. Nor at 40, and probably not 50, 60, 70 or 80 either. I suppose life would be boring if we knew it all. Sort of. But. There are things that I do know now, things that had I known then would have made my life a damn sight easier. Or maybe just my conscience clearer. Mostly around the whole school thing. (more…)
It’s Sunday, and I’m in the library. Alone. The reason for this being that I refused to play a game for two hours with my husband and children.
The game in question?
I’ll say that again in case you didn’t quite get it. Frisbee. Golf.
I know. (more…)
Eavesdropping on conversations is the best.
Eavesdropping on parents with new babies, well, that takes the pastime to a different league. There’s nothing finer than walking into the post office, seeing a long queue (granted, not a regular occurrence in New Zealand) and getting behind a couple of young parents swapping baby brags.