Spring/Summer trends for the misters

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I am no fashionista. I know what I like and I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. I love accessories and shoes and bags and a bargain. I used to live in towering high heels before the boys ruined my balance and sense of giving a shit. Now I’m the proud owner of 786 pairs of flat shoes.

Anyway, like I said, I know what I like. I do keep an eye on what’s new in the world of fashion although I’ll ignore a lot of it (because I’m not wearing a freaking crop top and pants that look like I’ve stashed people in the crotch). Continue reading


Bedroom ideas: Beachy


I’m a beach lover. It calms us down and chills us out, it’s my happy place and my thinking place with many big decisions over the years made sitting by the ocean with the sand between my toes and the salty breeze in my hair.

You’ll find lots of bits and pieces around our home influenced by the ocean, right down to the mason jars in the boy’s rooms filled with the sand and shells that we’ve collected on our beach walks. I love the soft sandy colours and ocean blues, they really can make any room look beautiful.  Continue reading

I’m done with this week!


As parents, we have to deal with all sorts of grossness from snot to poop and even worse……..vomit.

I’m pretty certain I have a pathological fear of the dreaded gastro bug. It turns me into this mental lunatic who panics at the site of a slightly pale child and sprays the bejeezus out of a can of Glen 20 in everyones faces. I cannot deal with it.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those people who gag and heave at the sight, sound or smell of someone chucking up (although that is way too funny watch someone who does that). I can, with a high level of disgust, clean it up and sort it out (only my own and my kids’, I’m not volunteering to clean up anyone else’s). But gastro? That’s a whole other thing. Continue reading