Unplugged 2019

I wasn’t ignoring you, I just unplugged.

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It’s my birthday!

37 years ago today the world was gifted with me. How terribly conceited is that? As I get older my birthdays get better. Gone is the stomach churning terror no-one would come to my midwinter birthday party. Gone is the mid-twenties depression that saw me hiding under the duvet waiting for the day to pass. […]

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How can I embarrass my child? Let me count the ways…

Way of the Warrior: Run flat-out into a wall at laser games and knock yourself out in front of all his friends. Today I face planted. I’ve never really understood that term until now. Looking in the mirror I am mildly surprised my face is not flat. It was not my proudest moment. Understatement. It […]

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Foot in Mouth

It’s a disease. Not the bovine one. A wholly human one. A socially inappropriate one. I am not psychic in the sense I can tell your future. That might be useful. No. I am the kind of psychic who can pick up on the wrong thing to say and say it loudly. Then I can’t […]

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Y is for You Are Not Crazy, You Can Change the World

  Sometimes I get caught in a funk or a slump and in the immortal words of Dr Seuss, “Unslumping yourself is not easily done.” I get all “Poor me, I can’t save the rhinos or end world poverty! Why do I even bother?” I know my answer, because if enough people bother we can […]

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I am an Interesting Blogger. It is official.

I am enjoying this award thing. First I get to feel all warm and fuzzy, then I get to do my happy dance and finally I get to send it on like viral chain letter of awesomeness. The award was started by another fabulous blogger crazybunny. I do not like the word blogger, I must […]

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Boy by Kate Shand reblogged from Rattle and Mum

If you have ever experienced grief or the loss of someone inexplicably taken from this life, please read this book – Boy by Kate Shand. Kate and her family are an amazing group of people I have been very privileged to get to know over the last year. They have lived through the appalling loss […]

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The Shining Girls is here!

It is finally here! Another great success from a school friend and sure to be even more fabulous than her previous books. She’s finally coming up to golden city, so if you’re around, make a plan… The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (Goodreads Author) 4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings […]

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Kulala desert lodge – kids on safari can be done…

There are a few options for “Best Job in the World”. I think my schoolfriend has had most of them. If you have ever considered a safari and wondered whether it would be better to simply feed your children to the lions rather than take them with, she can answer your questions. Read her wonderful […]

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Friendly words of wisdom

I’m always searching for quotes from “famous” types to make my writing seem more serious and as a way to get out of writing sentiments that other people have said better anyway. Trolling through my Facebook page I realised something quite incredible. My friends have some fabulous quotes that should be preserved for posterity. So […]

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