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Last night Gregory came home from work and I skipped out for a quick gallop around the Bay Run. Well…in my mind it was going to be a quick gallop, in reality it was more of a slow plod because I’m 38, had my third kid 15 weeks ago and my hips and knees are […]

Recently I put a call out to fellow child-wranglers to see if anyone had any advice on how to parent our three year-old who cares not a whit for consequences, threats, ultimatums, bribes or danger and only does things if it truly suits her to do so. The Mitz. Edie May Llewellyn. AKA Gregory The Second.  […]

Q started year one last week and spent much of her time praying to Jesus she’d get a teacher with ‘kind eyes’. I did tell her that I sure hoped Jesus had more pressing matters to attend to than her year one class placement, but turns out she got the teacher with kind eyes which, […]

Q starts year one tomorrow and I have to say, thank the Good Lord of Education because it may have taken 6 weeks, but on Saturday I finally cracked. All day long the girls did one dumb thing after another which caused me to threaten to take away every single thing they have ever or […]

I am due to give birth to our third friend in 5 short days, which really just means I’m TOTALLY OVER IT AND WANT THE BABY TO COME TODAY. It has been a long 40 weeks. Being pregnant when you already own two friends is a slightly different experience to being pregnant with one when […]

I am typing this blog from our couch, my legs facing the tv, my body twisted awkwardly to face Gregory in the kitchen while he films the Facebook videos for the day. I’m slightly distracted by the olympic swimming finals on mute (the Aussie ladies just claimed silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay by the […]

A while ago Edie and I had cause to sit on the comfy plastic chairs of the RPA Emergency Department after her eye socket came into close contact with the solid edge of the pot plant. She quickly ruled out a concussion by explaining the incident to the Doctor and then politely declining her offer […]

Thank you very much to all the lovely readers who got in touch with me after my last blog that mentioned my half-missing eyebrow. All your well wishes have miraculously caused a few strays to start to grow back. I hate to sound ungrateful, but they are grey. A lot of friends confided via private […]

Shingle Bells, Shingle Bells, Shingle All The Way… These are the lyrics Edie, (our two-year old) sings to her current favourite; Jingle Bells. She loves to sing, never stops. Melody – on point. Lyrics? Always optional. She’s mastered a lot this year so I won’t give her too hard a time. Everything is new when […]

  This weekend just past we hosted at stall at Rootstock, a sustainable wine and food festival that also managed to open the door on Aboriginal Agriculture to many of us who didn’t know much about it at all. Q worked the stall like a pro, Edie blasted about the place and cemented my wish for […]