Well, I didn’t sign up for this!

Chopping onions I glanced out of the kitchen window and was surprised at how dark it was, in reality it was 5.30pm but my body clock was chiming midnight! I remember landing in Australia almost three years ago.  It was the back-end of winter and I assumed the nights would be drawing out ready to […]

Reaching your destination…

…is a time for celebration! I was just paying a visit to the little girls room when the phone rang. “MUM! It’s your lawyer!!” shouted my youngest son. “Crikey” I thought, I had better get my finger out as I subconsciously totalled up how many dollars this slight delay in reaching the phone might cost […]

Hey expat mums!….who remembers scenes like these?

Goodtimes or Badtimes? For me defo Goodtimes! I love nothing more than a good clear out. I can’t believe this was almost three years ago and I am so in need of a good clear out again, where does all this junk come from? I am sat here on the computer surrounded by ‘stuff’. Stuff […]

Decisions Decisions

As migrant mums we’ve all had our fair share of decisions to make and the influences surrounding those decisions come from many people, places and events. Personally my family’s decision came quite easy, we watched a TV programme on the subject of emigrating to Australia and the decision was made. Today we have a guest […]

I want another baby…….

oh yes I do! “oh no you don’t” oh yes indeed I do! Another little Aussie amongst a family of Brits down under. A little fella called Andrew who is cute as a button. His bed is waiting along with a collar and lead! Oh! come on you didn’t really think I wanted another ‘baby’?!….a […]

For the second year in a row….

 Australia Day in southeast Queensland was a total washout! After the really hot spell of recent times and feeling envious of all the snow back in the UK we are now under threat of tornadoes and serious flooding from ex tropical cyclone Oswald. We haven’t had it quite as bad YET! as Gladstone to the […]

The love affair….

is over! So that’s it! No going back. We have to stick by our decision. Time to move on! It’s going to be difficult, but it’s for the best! It’s caused too many discussions. Too many arguments. Too many tears. There are kids involved too! We need to end this now! So the decision is […]

now be honest!

Earlier this week I wrote about my first experience of homesickness in the post, Did someone say homesick? Writing about it lead me to wonder how many expats actually experience it? and out of the expats who say, “homesickness what’s that?…never had it!” I wonder hand on heart if they can truly say that? mummi […]

Did someone say homesick?

The word homesick is being bandied around a lot at the moment and both mummi h and myself have experienced it recently! For me the first bout of homesickness was truly debilitating. I couldn’t eat or sleep and I didn’t even want to leave the house. When I did leave the house, usually just to […]