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Tsunami warning

3.30am  Sometime in 2006 Auckland The quiet of the night in my St Heliers home is disturbed by the digital nagging of the telephone. At first I ignored it. As if it were a mosquito. Then I somnabulistically incorporated it into a dream. Finally when it didn’t bloody stop, I lazily reached over to answer…

peach
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Just Peachy!

I received the test results from the local surgery today. They were surprising, worrying, and just peachy all at once. Apparently my liver function is normal. Surprising why you consider my frequent appreciation of the fermented grape perhaps but good news nevertheless. I have no errant white cells which bodes well for lack of cancerous…

He loves me when I do the dishes!
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Door mat or darling?

Dilemmas come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they come in a porridge bowl and empty cup of tea! Yesterday morning (Moanday morning) my Englishman awoke full of the joy’s of spring (not!) and was rushing to work. He did not want to get up which was fair enough as he’d fallen asleep only a…

Feeling the pain of parenting teenagers!
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It’s mad!

Whew! I made it here. There’s been a lot of umming and ahhing around here lately, but finally I’ve managed to get my new blog up and running. I’ve been so preoccupied I didn’t have time to notice the fantastic news. Mad Manic Mamas – a great blog, has been mentioned in The Sunday Times…

An old bag’s bag!

A woman’s mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag; even when you get to the bottom of it, there is ALWAYS something at the bottom to surprise you! Billy Connelly I’ve been challenged by Claire at Babyrambles to reveal the contents of my bag in the ‘handbag meme’. I’m a little nervous…

A Girl Guide in Paris

‘You are coming back…aren’t you?’   I looked at him anxiously as he rushed to get out the door of the little hotel room. The man who would become My Englishman, looked confused. ‘Of course I am,’ he said with reassuring gusto. And then he disappeared for an agonising forty minutes whilst I lay on the…

My Happy Shiny People

Mothering can be a bitch. They don’t tell you that in the antenatal classes. They leave that bit out, along with stretch marks and wind pain and ruined nethers. They also leave out the hard decisions you need to make throughout your child’s life and the constant pressure to do your very best for these…

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