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 […]

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 […]

Today I woke up with an urge….

STEADY NOW…..an urge to spring clean the kitchen! Whoa! But wait a minute I hate cleaning! Don’t get me wrong I’m not dirty and neither is my house thank you very much! But cleaning gets me down; it’s not creative enough to keep me interested. However, today was different and while I struggled to clean […]

Now that’s interesting!…..

Thankyou to all of you who took the time to answer our poll “how do you prefer to receive greetings cards?”. It seems that 75% of us would prefer to receive a handwritten card through the mail to our front door! It’s interesting, but not surprising, to think that even in this modern digital age […]

Maybe a little over cautious?

 I am a  fair-skinned European that is prone to burning, before returning to a whiter shade of pale, after a few minutes in the sun! When we moved to Australia in 2010 the sun was my biggest fear. The fierce sun shines for over 70% of the year in Queensland and for my own protection […]