Today is ANZAC day in Australia, similar to Remembrance Day in the UK, we take time with a public holiday to pause, reflect and honour the fallen, acknowledge the work that still continues overseas by the military and remember that we didn’t get to where we are now without many 1000s of servicemen and women … More Contemplating my navel
Over Friday night into Saturday morning I spent a couple of hours talking to God on the porcelain express. Unsure what caused it, it could have been something I ate, going to the beach, a bug; who knows, but being up ze duff means my resistance is lower than normal. What I hate most about … More Tummy bugs and scary bugs
When I was growing up, holidays usually meant packing up a tent and driving somewhere in the UK. We kept returning to the same areas over and over again, so while I love York and Cambridge, I never saw Wales; the furthest West I got in the UK was Exeter and that was to drop … More On holidays
How did that happen? I’m now in the last trimester and Peanut has a greater than 50% chance of surviving should he put in an early appearance. We keep telling him to hang on in there and carry on cooking though, we’re not quite ready for him yet! We’re up in Queensland for our Easter … More Week 28 – eek!
As promised, I’m sat at a computer in the Out-Laws house so can write this for you, as it would be impossible on the phone to do! Starting the night before, when we were desperately trying to catch up with some friends on the Friday, the only night our collective diaries dovetailed we arranged to … More The journey to Queensland
I’m lying on my side in bed, listening to birds singing, one arm draped over Hubs. We arrived yesterday afternoon, drive up was great – will post on that when I’m at a computer. The only problem is rain, big, fat, heavy, tropical rain. There’s lots of it predicted for the 8 days we’re here. … More Queensland
The last time we got ready to do this journey, Hubs and I hadn’t known each other a year. He’d invited me out to Australia for a holiday, he left on Christmas Eve, I left on the 27 December. We couldn’t get these flights to line up, but we flew back to the UK in … More Are we there yet?