Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sniffles & Sneezles, Coughs & Wheezles

Let me tell you it is no laughing matter when a family of 8 get sick. The first cold of the season hit us and the little girls and I were hit hardest. In an effort to contain the germs … Continue reading

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The Saturday Mid-day Movie

This is me with my big sister Sarah. Growing up we didn’t agree on much. However when you are growing up in a small town like Perth in the 70’s, the simple things (like boredom) tended to bring you together. … Continue reading

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80’s Flashback

In the process of packing I found this old photo of myself dressed up ready for my first high school disco. Before I share this picture with you I have to explain a few things. Firstly, I had an older … Continue reading

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The Kidult

There is, apparently, a new developmental phase brought about by the economic crisis and, in the case of our state, the mining boom. Where previously children transitioned into adolescents then into adulthood now there is an intermediary phase between adolescent … Continue reading

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Big Girl’s Birthday

Today my eldest child turned 20. I cannot believe its been 20 years since my little girl was placed in my arms for the first time. I kissed her head and said “welcome to the world little one”. She was … Continue reading

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What will the future hold?

When all my children were little I used to play a game where I would guess what their future careers would be. The eldest was going to be a lawyer or killer saleswoman because she thought the word ‘no’ meant … Continue reading

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Zoo Days

Zoo Days.

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Zoo Days

We had a trip to the Zoo yesterday. We set off early so we could beat the crowds and the heat of the day. We packed Ashley’s wheelchair as the distance for her to walk was just too far. There … Continue reading

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Stepping through the Door…

Stepping through the Door….

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A Hunting We Will Go!

Happy Easter everyone. My day started at 4:45 am with Ashley patting my face and asking if the Easter bunny had been. “Go back to sleep” I told her “the baby’s still asleep so we’re not hunting for eggs just … Continue reading

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