I have the weirdest conversations with my editor, I think that if we lived closer we could have a pretty epic podcast going with just our odd talks. The other day we were talking about selling body parts, I can't remember why exactly but we ended up going through what different parts are worth so I thought I'd share. Just in case you needed a new pair of shoes or iPad or the bank wants money, or perhaps you are on the waiting list and just can't wait...

When it came to actually celebrating my birthday this year I didn't really wanted to do anything, things are hectic at the moment with M applying for UNISA and me prepping for exams and so on, I said I would be completely happy with a piece of cake in the river (there is this really cute spot we go to sometimes in Somerset and I like to just plonk down in the river clothes and all). There was cake and there was a river. But not the way I had...

It's the last day of my 20's today, tomorrow I hit 30. People say all these things you should feel and my psych was worried that turning 30 would cause me more anxiety but honestly I'm okay with it. My early 20's weren't the party hardy let your flag fly vibes most people have, they consisted of navigating the whole raising a kid alone and trying to keep him alive thing. I wouldn't change it but I also wouldn't want to relive them either. It was hard, I was...

So it's been a month, more? since we blogged. Needed a break, mainly because this juggling studies and work thing has taken a bit of time getting used to. Also because I've had nothing to really say or report and I'm over blogging just to bloody blog. But to just catch up a little and keep a record for ourselves as well I thought I'd do a currently post, to ease back into things...

Fysh says to me he's hungry and wants something. But not the somethings I made for lunch (a really nice pasta and tomato thing) or the somethings in the fridge (apples)  just something. So I missioned to the kitchen and stood there hoping something magical will jump out at...

At the beginning of March we headed out to the Wolfkop Camping Villages just outside Citrusdal for the weekend to join the very first Wolfkop Family Festival that is now going to be an annual event. Before that weekend I'd never heard of Wolfkop before despite us camping out that side as often as possible as we tend to stick with what we know and only go to The Baths. Well I am really glad we were invited and got to experience the festival. We really had such a great...

We're still here, still up and at em. Well okay not so much up and at em, I've basically been sick for the past 3 weeks. First is was just a cold, meh but nothing I can't manage, said cold morphed into full blown seasonal flu hell with coughing so bad that sleep was hard to come by and I basically had to sit up straight if I wanted a wink or two. Everything that came with it, migraines, no taste or smell...

For a long time I dreaded nearing my third decade. It's such a big number. Feels so much like a "you should have your shit together" kind of number which is silly I know but it's just what it is. I had major anxiety about it, panic attacks and oh the many many guilt ridden depressive episodes. And yet the strangest thing has happened this year, I'm turning 30 and I'm not worried about it. It's as if a coin flipped over and I wouldn't say I'm a whole...

M's friends are having baby #2 and we were invited to the baby shower on Sunday. We were asked to bring a 20 x 20 crochet or knit square which might sound like a rather random request but turns out all the squares will be stitched together to make a comfort blanket for the new little :) How sweet is that?! So I took 3 squares, one from each of us, and managed the socializing by sitting making a 4th while there. The older kids tend to feel a little neglected...

It's been a whirlwind here settling back down after my dad sailed off, taking on a large side project, finishing my book (we even got the printing quotes!) so pre-sales can go live, speaking to lawyers and just keeping us all alive in general so writing hasn't been on the forefront and every time I sit to write something else comes up, washing needs doing or dinner needs cooking. This weekend we missioned through to Stellies for the first time in a while and it was a much needed...