At 32 and a mum of young children you shouldn’t be at a funeral directors choosing what clothes to bury your husband in or standing in a room of caskets deciding which to buy to lay him to rest in. This is my story of how I came to be in this moment and my journey with grief. I hope one day if my kids ever want to know more detail about what happened they read this. This is also for them. Who knows when or if the time will ever be right for them to read this.
A lifestyle change is making a choice to live differently and to live that way until conscious choices become habit. Until the conscious effort becomes your new normal. Once that is achieved then you have achieved a new lifestyle and for me a healthier way to live. But like anything it’s progress not perfection whilst never giving up. How did I do that and how am I going now? Read this blog and see how.
Have you ever sat at someone's funeral and listened the eulogy's and thought, I never knew that about that person! At my paternal grandfathers funeral I learnt he was a Ringer. Ringer is the Australian name given for someone who rides horses and rounds up live stock, or also known as a stockman, muster or... Continue Reading →
At 156cm or 5'1" I can say from experience the length of pants and skirts must be made for the shortest height of 5'3" or 5'4". Clothes are always that 2-3 inches to long. The difference between an awkward ankle length or that nice just above the ankle length. As a result, almost every item... Continue Reading →
Every year, early February in Australia the media reports stories and images of mums and their children's first reaction of going to school. The annual story goes about how hard it is for mums to let go, to intrust someone else with the care of their child. How parents are sad not to have their... Continue Reading →
Back in 1990 and 24years old, whilst doing specialist training there was a girl in my group who I admired for her fashion sense. Some girls just seem to have it. Me, I liked fashion but had no idea how to put outfits together. I just knew I liked how some people dressed and Kate... Continue Reading →
Today Rupert hosted his annual tabletennis tournament,The Emmett Cup . He has been doing this for 10 years now. Being a family that has always enjoyed the tennis, Rupe decided to have a few mates over one day during the Australian Open for a table tennis tournament just for a bit of fun. Since then he... Continue Reading →
Married at First sight or those who are viewers may refer to as MAFS. It's a television show about people who get married at first sight and is advertised as a social experiment. They get dressed in all the wedding formality, arrive at a location, meet their husband or wife to be and participate in... Continue Reading →
I have been thinking about this blog and why I do it. The simple answer is I'm not sure. I'm not an extrovert at all. So to put myself out into the world where people could read my blog and judge me for it's content makes me feel vulnerable. In a world where so many... Continue Reading →