I am officially a Master's student. OK - writing that 'out loud' did feel a bit special in comparison to how I've been feeling thus far. According to Google, or more specifically the completely accurate Wikipedia ~ don't come after me for the satire ~, a Master's degree is one which demonstrates mastery or a high-order overview of a … Continue reading GIOMC 04: Fallen Behind
I've been perplexed at every 'Just two weeks until they're back' or 'Why is the summer so long'. Perhaps I'm the strange one, but you see, this summer has sped by. You've not bombarded us with bad behaviour. You've not had to be busy daily. Spending more money than we had. Sure, you've eaten your … Continue reading Losing My Best Friend
I like to think I have an open and honest relationship with my partner. This willingness to share, combined with my emotional Cancerian tendencies, led to me admitting that I'm concerned about my mental health now that the school holidays are here. Scared. Terrified. I had been cruising along nicely with my little nursery and … Continue reading Are You OK, Mama?
I was an alcohol-fueled, selfish student when the junior doctors went on strike. As with many strikes, I was simply under the impression the strike was over pay or pensions. I knew I supported them, regardless of the reason, because innately - most of us - believe a doctor's level of care is first and … Continue reading This is Going to Hurt: What I Thought
I already know what you're thinking: a cocoa-free chocolate cake? No cocoa powder in your cake? How does that work? Well, my friends, one day I had no cocoa powder in my cupboard but eggs that needed using and some love in my heart. Okay, that's silly. But I took a regular recipe for a … Continue reading Cook with me: MOIST cocoa-free chocolate cake
Ever walked into a place, knowing it's exactly where you belong? Of course you have, most of us have experienced it, maybe multiple times. Today, I had one of those instances. Myself and my better half visited a brand-spanking-new establishment in the heart of Northfield, named Allegro. Because my god, Northfield needs a cheery place. … Continue reading Lounging around
It’s 9:30pm and the children have finally been asleep for longer than 30 minutes. Or maybe it’s 9:30pm and you had to stay over at work for three hours too long, not seeing your partner since the evening before. You’ve had knock-back after knock-back lately – nothing seems to be making sense or improving. You’ve … Continue reading The How and Why of Self-Care
Why more of us need to talk about the Aldi Middle Aisle
I quit my job in travel retail back in February. There's never really one reason for quitting a job, is there? Like you could have a problem with your boss but wouldn't just quit over it: you would first try to resolve the problem. If the problem cannot be resolved, well that could be a … Continue reading What are you writing?
If you're anything like myself, as a mother, beauty bits tend to spread a little bit farther into the house than the dressing table. I've had face masks stored on my bathroom shelf, on my bedside table and on my bookshelf in the living room, all simultaneously. Whether for ease of access, not wanting to … Continue reading Decluttering: beauty